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Smog Rocket - Beavertown Brewery

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 67
Reviews by SmashPants:
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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard dark brown 330mL bottle with an interesting craft label.

Appearance: on the initial pour, an enourmous off-white head explodes up, leaving little beer. After a second or 2 the head drops to a creamy, off-white head atop a dark body. Fantastic, thick lacing.

Aroma: not a whole heap on the nose to be honest, but what is there is decent. A nice, clean smoke and peat, with some malt and tobacco. Promising.

Taste: there is some smoke flavour, but not as chalky or intense as a rauchbier. Some chocolate malts backing up - interesting.

Aftertaste: the smoke hangs about for a time with some of those spices and malt hanging about.

Mouth feel: a light- to- moderate feel, quite sharp to start dropping back to something a bit smoother on the finish.

Overall: not a bad smoked beer at all - unfortunately it isn't my preferred style of beer. That makes the price of around AU$180+ per case of 24 x 330mL (2014) just a tad high.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.8/5  rDev 0%

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.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. The 'etched' label art is pretty cool....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Produces a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of dark, smoky malt with hints of roasted grain, subtle burnt notes, woodsmoke, dried fruit, mild caramel, a twinge of molasses, faint liquorice and earthy yeast. A hint of kippers in the background. Rounded and satisfying.

Tastes of rich, smoky malt with a roasty character and a dry finish. Notes of dark roasted malt, burnt grain, smoke, molasses, mild dried fruit, subtle cocoa, a hint of liquorice, faint caramel, stewed leaves and earthy yeast. Highly attenuated, with a lingering yeasty quality and a restrained, malty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and a slightly insubstantial body. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of smoky, roasted malt, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves.

Nice one - a dark, balanced brew with more than a whiff of smoke to it. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by woodsmoke and roasted grain. Dry and yeasty with a well-judged bitterness. Body is alright but could be a shade thicker. Tasty; not quite on the level of a Schlenkerla but a quality effort. If smoke is your thing then this is worth a punt.

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Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of azkkr
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mick_cooper
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianthebadger
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a small head.
Nose shows smoked malt, campfire notes, sweet toasty malt and some nutty notes.
Very similar falvours; smoked, toasty and light roasted malt.
Needs more carbonation.
Enjoyable stuff, quite light for a porter...

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of hdtrice
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Bright brown color, tan head. Foam is creamy & shows good retention. Roasted malt & burnt chocolate aromas. Sweet peated malt, herbal & minty intense flavors displayed in a creamy upfront. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Low & gentle bitterness, subtle smoky notes & hints of licorice candy in the middle linger into the finish. Herbs & dark chocolate on the aftertaste.

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Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jroof1
3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Smog Rocket from Beavertown Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.