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Thorny Goat - Thornbridge Brewery

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Thorny Goat
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 05-11-2013)
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Reviews by humulus:
Photo of humulus
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: black with hints of a deep redish brown around the edges. Foam is beige brown, one finger high and leaves no traces on the glass.

S: coffee, tobacco, earthy and deep.

T: roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar.

M: it's smooth, with medium carbonation.

O: a very good porter. Would enjoy it a lot paired with a good cigar.

Glass: snifter.

humulus, Jun 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

olradetbalder, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2013. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. A collaborative brew with the Mountain Goat brewery, this is a mocha porter that has cocoa nibs, vanilla and coffee beans added during/after fermentation. Sounds amazing.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A dark chestnut-brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Produces a vast head of creamy light brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Appropriately, the result reminds me of an espresso. Aroma of rich roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, mild burnt grain, faint molasses, a hint of dried fruit, earthy yeast and just a touch of vanilla. Simply superb.

Tastes of intense roasted malt and coffee, with a lingering bitter finish. Notes of coffee, burnt grain, roasted malt, cocoa, molasses, mild dried fruit, a hint of liquorice, earthy yeast and a whisper of vanilla. Slightly sweet, with a strident, coffee-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, thick and tingly, with nicely-judged carbonation and good body. Creamy and mildly spicy on the palate. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt and sweetness all blended together.

Sublime - a truly fantastic coffee porter. The ingredients are impeccably balanced. It looks great, while the aroma and flavour ooze roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. The bitterness is pitch-perfect. Lovely body. Goes down an absolute treat - I wish I had another! Too bad this was probably a one-off, but if you're lucky enough to stumble across it then don't hesitate to grab a bottle.

jazzyjeff13, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of windypete
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

windypete, May 11, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Collaboration brew with Mountain Goat. Poured from a 500ml bottle into a dimpled pint mug.

Pours a black colour with a nice tan head.

Smells strongly of coffee and slightly of chocolate.

Tastes bitter, burnt malts, coffee, slight vanilla and chocolate. Overly carbonated mouthfeel lets it down somewhat though.

Overall a pretty nice beer.

CwrwAmByth, May 11, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Evil_Pidde, May 17, 2013
Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
Thorny Goat from Thornbridge Brewery
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.