Smog Rocket - Beavertown Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: FLima on 12-12-2012)
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Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

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 stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of azkkr
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mick_cooper
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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

Photo of brianthebadger
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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...

Photo of Pelicanrocks
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.4/5  rDev -13%
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.

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mdagnew
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Paulkasykes30
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of WGO
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gusmotel
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a snifter in Sunny Melbourne.

Appearance: Blackish Brown pour. 1 Finger head dark that evaporated very quickly. There was a solid thick lacing up and down the glass that didn't want to go anywhere.

Aroma: A hint of smoke is the first thing you notice, but it doesn't overpower the sense like The Big Smoke. It's more subtle, still in the forefront, but the background chocolates and dark fruits are more noticeable and blend nicely. Smells good.

Taste: A big smoky to start, basically the aroma chasing into your mouth., but again not overpowering. Coffee then become readily apparent. Light chocolate, a bit of liquorice, dark sweet malt. Finish balanced, medium dry with a slight bitterness to off set the sweet.

Mouth Feel: Medium bodied, light carbonation, keep it light.

Overall: I am very happy to have gotten it on tap. Smooth body and taste makes it an easy drinking, yet complex smoked porter. I do love how the smoke is a compliment to the overall taste and not forcefully taking the reins.

Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mungus
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jonb5
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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Smog Rocket from Beavertown Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.