Smog Rocket | Beavertown Brewery

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BA SCORE
75.3%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 93 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom
beavertownbrewery.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FLima on 12-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,379
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
93
Liked:
70
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
8.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of flyingpig
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

330ml from Utobeer in Borough Market, London (£3.50):
Dark brown with a very big, foamy head that is a tan brown colour and increases in size initially then settles and remains thick throughout.

Strong smoked smell coming through with darker malts and a whole lot of spice as well. The aroma seems pungent in parts and is backed up with some sugar and some peat as well. Unbalanced with some dark chocolate and even darker fruits coming through as well as background hops.

Smoked with some strong peat and dark malts although none of these are as strong as I was expecting given the aroma. Sugar with some spice again but sadly these are all that well balanced either and not to my liking really. Dark fruits, a hint of bitter hops and a lot of bitterness right at the end with a bit of smokiness & some ham.

Medium bodied and very smoky with a lot of spice too and a dark, sugary feel to proceedings. The beer is lightly carbonated and smooth with a bitter finish to it.

A fairly unbalanced beer and one that featured the dreaded taste of cured ham, although thankfully not as strong as with some of the German smoked beers out there. Still not a good beer sadly.

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Photo of jroof1
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paulkasykes30
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Euroglot
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashPants
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
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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Photo of MrDell
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

20.06.2016

Beavertown – Smog Rocket
Smoked Porter – 5.4% - 330ml can - Best before 14.10.16

Appearance: Pours jet black as one would would expect f the style. Big tan coloured head that dissapated fairly quickly. Tiny, slow moving bubbles rising up sides of glass.

Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Classic porter/stout aromas.

Taste: Lots of coffee flavours upfront followed by bitter roasted malt in the middle and finish. Lots of burnt, smokey flavour.

Mouth feel: Light - medium body, dry finish.

Overall: Good if your into this kind of thing I expect, porters and stouts are not really my thing though. So personally, I wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of brianthebadger
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of patrykfus
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeKSmith
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of interzen
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml can poured into a tulip glass

Look: Very, very dark and opaque - absolutely nothing comes through when held up to the light. Plenty of bubbly, frothy tan head though, which took an absolute age to dissipate. Massive amounts of lacing as a result.

Smell: Despite being served at ambient temperature, the smell was best described as disappointing or, alternatively, barely there. Sure, there's a hint of smokiness but very little else even after a bit of time to 'breathe'.

Taste: Fares rather better here - dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of peat and smoke with a side-order of earthy hoppiness. The aftertaste is a glorious combination of malt, hops and peat.

Feel: Pretty light for a porter, almost insipid if I was feeling particularly uncharitable (but I'm not) - even so, it would benefit from a bit more body. Surprisingly smooth, and the smokiness isn't done to death.

Overall: OK, but I was expecting something a bit more robust. Even so, if you like your beers smoky without being a full-on rauchbier-type thing then this is worth a look. Doubly so if you like stouts and porters even if it is a bit on the thin side. Worth a try, but really needs more body, more alcohol or, ideally, more of both. My ratings reflect the nature of the beer - it's a bit all over the place but not necessarily the worse for it.

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Photo of Robertturnbull3
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nerdboy19
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

App : Reddish, brownish black with little brown head. - 4
Aroma : Nice chocolate, coffee aroma with some black malts. - 4
Feel : Medium-high carbonated, a little bit light so feels like water. - 2
Taste : Pleasant smoked taste with some chocolates, coffee, sweet and dry finish. - 4
Overall : Very standard, English porter with nice smoked character. IT would be better if it were a little bit more full and rich. - 3.25

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Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a dusty brown colour, quite dark, but certainly brown rather than black. Head forms a huge frothy crest initially, despite a careful pour, but settles into a centimetre or so of tan froth. Lacing forms in pretty tidy, solid streaks. Looks decent enough.

Nose is sweet-smoky, with a subtly ashy character coming from the smoked malts, but a stronger chocolate or toasted sweetness coming through from the other malts. Mild fruitiness makes an appearance as well, leaving a subtle suggestion of red grapes and cherries. Mostly, the chocolate and the sweetness win out, although the other characters add complexities to the aroma. Nice stuff.

Taste is a little simpler, but still pleasant. Solid toasted basis leaves husky chocolate and brown malt characters somewhere between sweet and savoury. Slight bite of roast on the back is accentuated by the smoke, making it seem a little darker than otherwise. The smoke flavours are quite subdued, leaving just a reminiscence in the aroma. Feel is quite light, but the sweetness that remains gives a vestige of body to the palate.

Overall: pretty decent stuff. It's solidly made, and the smoke, while subtle, is used to good effect.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beige head, a large but short-lived.
Delicate aroma of chocolate and coffee grain. You may feel a slight smoke, but not from the smokehouse, it is rather smoke slaked, wet tree.
The taste is a little coffee, chocolate and smoke. Rocked Smog is acidic and has an intense bitterness.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mungus
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Smog Rocket from Beavertown Brewery
Beer rating: 75.3% out of 100 with 93 ratings
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