Smog Rocket
Beavertown Brewery

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Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Smoked Porter
Ranked #21
Ranked #16,007
3.9 | pDev: 8.72%
Aug 27, 2022
Dec 12, 2012
Smoked Porter. Inspired by smoke stacks and steam engines of Mordor/ The Black Country. A nod back to the smokey Porters and Stouts of the Industrial Revolution, invented in Shoreditch. One of the first recipes that made it from our 23 litre home brew kit.

Malt: Simpsons Best, Smoke, Caramalt, Crystal, Oats, Munich, Brown, Chocolate & Black.

Hops: Magnum & Chinook.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 5.4%. Black colour, low beige head. Aroma of chocolate, bonfires and smoked meat - a weird combination. Easy drinking, smooth mouthfeel. The smoke is there, but does not dominate. Chocolate malt and some fruity tones, moderate hops. Nice enough.
Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by DvdP from Netherlands

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a smoked and hoppy porter here served by the can, an intense campfire aroma, a deep black malt construction, and some higher alpha hops as well yield another rather intense beer from these guys, their dark stuff has all felt massive to me, even with this one having a more modest abv, its still really substantial. i get some black malt, some raisin in the middle, a peaty character thats got the wet earth, soil, and smoke thing happening, a hardwood bonfire, and some light acrid element from the smoke as well. there is a breadiness to the grain underneath the darkness that gives it some roundness and balance, but the bitterness of the roast and the smoke really do permeate and dominate here, way more intense tasting overall than i expected it to be, especially at this strength. it got a little heavy to drink as it warmed up, but more from the flavor than the body, which remains not too heavy, and there is nice carbonation here as well, doing its best to keep this feeling active. kind of filling, and the smoke really lingers, so a bit of a palate wrecker for me, but i liked the beer and would recommend it to fans of smoked beers, more german than english to me, but solid overall.
May 17, 2019
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque yet slightly hazy extremely dark cola brown approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint chestnut brown + garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall cloudy foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a handful of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering approximately 95% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of smoked malts along with just shy of moderate aromas of toasted + caramel + roasted malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Hints of cocoa. Light aromas of earthy + pine hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of smoked malts along with just shy of moderate aromas of toasted + caramel + roasted malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Hints of cocoa. That is followed by light flavors of earthy + pine hops. There is a light to moderate amount of roasty bitterness in the finish that fades fairly quickly leaving lingering smokey flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable with a very pleasant smokiness.
May 03, 2019
Rated: 3 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by mizx from England

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Dec 07, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by desint from Belgium

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can. Very dark brown. Thick tan head.
Chocolate, cocoa and a light peat aroma.
The smokiness comes through upon tasting. Charcoal bitterness at the finish.
Decent carbonation and relatively smooth. Nicely balanced.
I am not partial to smoked ale but this is decent.
Apr 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pitch black coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smells of roasted malt chocolate and smoke, with hints of coffee and tobacco. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by roasted malt, chocolate and smoke, with hints of tobacco and licorice. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and more smoke coming through. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and low carbonation.

This comes with a quite well-balanced smokiness that is not too overpowering and leaves room for the other notes of chocolate, coffee and other subtle nuances. Very nice smoked Porter.
Mar 27, 2018
Rated: 2.99 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Antyk from Belgium

Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Balareon from England

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Sep 03, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 27, 2017
Smog Rocket from Beavertown Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 110 ratings