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Scotland, United Kingdom
Porter - American
3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Jun 30, 2017
Aug 15, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Collaboration with Victory Brewing Company
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4.12 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Jun 30, 2017
4.33 by 123321123321 from Alabama on Sep 28, 2016
3.98 by samEBC from Belgium on Apr 23, 2016
4.25 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Nov 24, 2015
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by flyingpig from Scotland

330ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£4.00):
This one was a really nice smoked porter, possibly the first of this type of beer that I've tried in a while. Definitely one that I enjoyed with the strong smoky flavours (naturally) & some good roasted malts but the beer still held a nice balance & went down more easily than expected; a great beer & one well worth trying if you can get a hold of one now.

Oct 19, 2015
3.96 by DispyDnb from England on Oct 08, 2015
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Sep 06, 2015
4.1 by killcore from Russian Federation on Jul 02, 2015
4.31 by shigg85 from Japan on May 22, 2015
3.81 by SStein from Colorado on May 12, 2015
4.07 by SputnikMonroe from Canada (QC) on May 08, 2015
4.08 by Arminius757 from Connecticut on Apr 21, 2015
4 by LAND_MINE from Virginia on Apr 15, 2015
4.3 by -DF- from Russian Federation on Apr 10, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into english pint.
Absolutely black with 2-finger head, good retention. Smell is sweet and smoked and roasted tones (like chocolate, coffee). Taste is full, oily, of different types of malts, roastiness, smokiness, thickness, sweetness. Balance isn't bad, probably lack of smoke tones.

Mar 05, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Pitch black no head at all.

Smell is malty, smells very sweet.

The taste is sweet malts, smoked malts, a tiny bit of hop bitterness on the finish, but overall very sweet.

The mouthfeel is thick and sticky with low carbonation.

Overall a very good imperial stout, I would have have like the smoked flavour to be slightly stronger.

Mar 01, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CrazyDavros from Australia

Pours black with a small fading head.
Nose shows soft smoke and nice complex roast.
Smoky and roasty flavours too but well-balanced with a dry finish.

Feb 16, 2015
3.93 by RickyS from Germany on Feb 15, 2015
4.24 by Poupae from Thailand on Jan 24, 2015
3.68 by Daniellehto from Sweden on Jan 19, 2015
4.2 by Swooy from Poland on Jan 18, 2015
4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Jan 10, 2015
4 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Jan 04, 2015
3.84 by leitmotif from Romania on Jan 04, 2015
4.04 by odomosan from New York on Dec 30, 2014
3.88 by Lodisgrisen from Finland on Dec 27, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dcmchew from Romania

Really dark brown with a small dark beige head, quick to a really thin string of foam.
Rich sweet chocolate and smokey roasted malts in the smell, hinting to the Bamberger type of smokiness. Hints of vanilla, cream, very light dark fruit, even a bit of citrus, faint coffee bean. But that's being a fusspot; in short, it smells like smoked chocolate.
A mouthful of sweet dark malts (loads of caramel) and milky chocolate, neglecting the nose, at least in the start. A nice dark fruity zing, with some dark cherries, but still underneath the sweet malty blanket. Gets a bit roastier, with salted dark toast, with a smokey hint only in the finish. Faint coffee bean, some licorice, a faint wood note.
Sweetness passes through to the aftertaste, covering up the (slightly) smokier notes here too. Dark chocolate, light coffee. A dark lager zestiness throughout. Medium body and carbonation, a bit oily.
A tasty porter that lacks the smokey kick. It's good, but the kind of BrewDog that will not stick in my memory for too long.

Dec 17, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StJamesGate from New York

Oily black with fleeing sandstone froth. 3.75
Carob, treacle, tar, and phenols on the nose - dark and sticky. 3.75
Brownie and earth, malted milk balls, a flash of orange, and surprisingly bouncy red fruit end. 3.75
Cola end and sappy linger.
Just medium, oily, round. 4

-- Not sure why they’re calling this smoked when the hops are so big. Lager yeast, which could explain the light body - almost plays like a Baltic Porter. Chocolaty, drinkable, too thin for the strength, and just kinda confused. 3.75

Dec 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -7%
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Solid dark brown, almost black colour. Smells very malty, and heady of raisin and smoke. Strong flavours and medium-bodied; roasted malts, raisin, smoke, and slightly alcoholic. Lingering aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

Dec 15, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

A collaboration between BrewDog and Victory can't go wrong?

Dark brown/black beer with a two finger high head.

Nose: Licorice, dark chocolate, cream, roasted malt, smoak and wood.
Taste: Roasted malt, dried fruit, oak, liocorice and dark chocolate, coffee and coffee beans.
Body: Medium to full body. A light bitterness and medium carbonation.

A great smoked porter but I really expected more from this collaboration. Great anyway!

Dec 14, 2014
3.99 by VitorDamasceno from England on Dec 08, 2014
3.85 by Florya from Norway on Dec 07, 2014
4.24 by saeh from France on Dec 04, 2014
4 by crosenkrantz from Switzerland on Nov 28, 2014
4.25 by Allegue04 from Spain on Nov 22, 2014
3.75 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands on Nov 21, 2014
4.25 by azkkr from England on Nov 15, 2014
4.25 by Gakusei from Russian Federation on Nov 14, 2014
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