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Smog Rocket - Beavertown Brewery

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very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FLima on 12-12-2012

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 18
Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Piana beżowa, dość obfita lecz krótkotrwała.
Aromat delikatnej czekolady i kawy zbożowej. Można wyczuć lekki dym, ale nie z wędzarni, a raczej dym gaszonego, mokrego drzewa.
Odczucia z degustacji są podobne jak wrażenia zapachowe, czyli trochę kawy zbożowej, czekolada i dym, tym razem z bardzo minimalną wędzononką.
Goryczka intensywna, niestety ściągająca, trochę jakby nie z tego piwa. Dodatkowo Smog Rocked jest kwaskowy.
Szczerze powiedziawszy wybierając do degustacji dymiony porter liczyłem na dużo, dużo wędzonego dymu i "ognia", w tym porterze tego nie było, (choć z drugiej strony nikt nie mówił, że będzie dym z wędzonki). Być może moje oczekiwania były zbyt wysokie w stosunku do tego piwa, a może po prostu brakuje mu jeszcze trochę.

Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patrykfus
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottD73
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeKSmith
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jroof1
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stato
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this from a can straight from the fridge at home. I thought it improved as it got less cold. The aftertaste is long and toasted. The colour is great. The head disappears quickly.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Garnet black with loose, lumpy cappuccino froth. 3.75
Lots of chocolate and some phenolic smoke on the nose. 3.75
Chocolate malted milkshake, peaty little hit of smoke, then some fizzy Yoohoo-type chocolate, cola and some slight earthy hops. 3.75
Roasty sweet end and faint cocoa linger.
Fizzy, just past light, round. 3.75

-- Honestly, I don’t know what to make of a British porter at 5.4%: not quite sessionable, not strong. It’s a bit thin (though maybe not the for the ABV?) and dies on the finish. They want the smoke to make it interesting but there’s not enough of it to do that. Drinkable, but ultimately dull. Wisp more than smog. 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Solid dark brown colour. Smells like earthy hops and smokey. Tastes sweet, with smoke, wood and toasted grains. Malty sweet finish.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

Photo of BartMcStout
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mick_cooper
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Smooth, very rich, gentle - lightly smoked but great depth. Like Dark Isle

Photo of azkkr
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jonb5
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Half pint, Euston tap.

A: Dark opaque, small tanned head, good retention plus lacing.

S: Quite meaty, some smoke.

T: Bit of cranberry and slightly off fruits, smokey without being a smoke bomb, also had hints of espresso and dark chocolate.

M: Light body, low carbonation, very smooth.

O: kept things balanced by not overdoing the smoke, a (comparatively) low strength smoked dark doppelbock.

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of brianthebadger
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle enjoyed with dinner at Cammeray Craft.

Pours a dark brown, some slow bead, some light beige head. Lace is decently sticky. Looks alright.

Served a bit cold. Warming up with decent smoke character coming through. Nice and meaty, with very decent chocolate malt character as well. Sweet but smoky? You're talking my language.

Taste is again sweet, with plenty of cocoa notes and real chocolate character. Smoke exists concurrently with it, coming through with some sharp wood smoke notes and a touch of tobacco that hits the back of the palate. Yeah, soft smoke that gets more intense towards the back. Well matched with the sweetness, very pleasant beer indeed.

Creamy and smooth upfront, gets a little sharp on the back. Decent.

Great smoked porter. Doesn't shy away from the smoke but doesn't get subjugated by it either. Best of both worlds really.

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Smog Rocket from Beavertown Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.