Aile Smoked Celtic Porter - Okell & Sons Ltd
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Reviews by Jeffo:
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam
From a bottle into a Pint Glass
APPEARANCE: Pours a medium-big 2 finger medium-thick beige head that slowly fades away. Pours black with some small faint ruby hints at the bottom. Head slowly fades to a thin film and leaves some good initial lacing. Lacing fades off half way down but the head re-establishes itself nicely after every drink.
SMELL: Roasted barley malt with a bit of licorice and chocolate. Perhaps a slightly smoky quality in the back, but not overly pronounced. Pleasant.
TASTE: Roasted barley malt and a bit more smokiness here. A bit of licorice and some bitter black coffee in the mild but nicely lingering aftertaste. Some chocolate in there too, but not prevalent. Nice.
PALATE: Medium body with medium carbonation. A bit creamy in the mouth and goes down somewhat smooth with a slight bite, which is a nice touch. Finishes on the dry side of things. Nice here too.
OVERALL: Definitely a solid brew that's drinkable and enjoyable. Could easily be a session brew and I'd go for it again. Doesn't quite deliver the smokiness that one would expect from a "smoked porter," but a good brew non-the-less.
01-22-2009 11:38:22 | More by Jeffo
More User Reviews:
3.13/5 rDev -15.6%
I had a beer tasting in a pub called 'the Mug' in Middelburg. I was being introduced to the local PINT beer tasting club. The theme that night was UK Stout and Porter beers.
A - Pitch black and a ring of foam against the glass. In the light one can see its deep dark red.
S - Chocolate, coffee and alcohol
T - a bit flat, not really much going on. A very dry beer, no sweetness what so ever.And bitterness.
M - no carbonation, not much going on, no sensation at all.
O - Not a beer I would be going for in the future.
09-11-2011 05:55:17 | More by Mar02x
Isle of Man
3.85/5 rDev +3.8%
I Tried this Porter as it has recently won awards at the European beer awards 'Best Flavoured Porter'.
A- Black porter with slightly coloured head, good head retention.
S - Typical porter dark/roasted malts and a slight hint of 'peat'.
T- Good roast malt profile and pleasant bitterness rounded of with a little smoke and a peatyness more akin to a Isalnd Whisky. Pleasant!
M- Good medium/full bodied mouth feel typical for the style.
D - A good smoked/flavoured porter however its drinkabilty may belimited by the 'appeal' of peat- Igues you love it or hate it!
I'd recommend this to a fan of Porters!
10-25-2010 10:58:04 | More by Manxguy
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.8/5 rDev +2.4%
500ml bottle bought from Wineworks, Newtownards...
Poured completely black even when held up to the light. Dirty mocha head poured tight, thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thickish covering... some light sticky lines of lacing around the glass...
Aroma - Strong roasted malts, dark chocolate notes, ground coffee beans, light peaty smoke notes although not as strong as i expected... treacle / burnt sugar sweetness, leathery, toasted nuts, faint liquorice, some pepperiness...
Taste Nice roasted malt bitterness although not as strong as the aromas would indicate, toasted / burnt bread, very delicate peaty smoke notes, some creamy / milky traces, woody, light treacle notes, some grassy / peppery traces, some oatiness, light sweet nutty notes...
Feel - Quite smooth and creamy... medium bodied... pretty drinkable and surprisingly refreshing...
Overall - A pretty good porter although not as smoked as i was expecting - i would have liked it a touch more pronounced... certainly worth a try though...
08-28-2007 14:09:04 | More by mdagnew
Aile Smoked Celtic Porter from Okell & Sons Ltd
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.