Notice the can! The sample is too small to extrapolate statistical conclusions on a smokebeer’s success when sold out of a can or not, but out of the only 2 smokebeers that I’ve ever had out of a can to date, the results are not good. Speaking of, the can is a 33cL shorter stubby thing which is kind of funny looking. After cracking it open I quickly smelled the smoke, and then I thought, “is this a smog smoke smell?” Is the word smog infiltrating my subconscious and altering my palate? I absolutely believe it could, but that’s probably not the case here. The smoggy ashy smoke smell came off as the most ashy smell I’ve ever encountered in a beer. Also present were prominent malt smells which did not cut the ash down one bit, and the taste followed the smell every step of the way with some added bitterness. The beer left a film on the rim of the glass helping torque up the used motor oil color to a solid 6 out of 7 darkness points. There’s a ton of flavor in this beer, I just wish they were good flavors. This is the kind of beer that will put hair on your chest as well as make it fall out of your head. Final score – 3 out of 7 smokestacks.
|Beer Name||Beavertown Smog Rocket Smoked Porter|
|Brewer’s Description||Inspired by London’s industrial revolution when smog filled the air and the porter was the beer of the people. An original home brew recipe using 9 different malts including a good chunk of smoked ‘rauchmaltz’ from Bamberg, Germany. Big flavour hits of molasses, raisins, and caramel are cut with the resinous US hop chinook. Smoky aromas fly, reminiscent of the smoke stacks of industrial London.|
|Food Pairings||Fish n Chips|
|Brewer Location||London, England|
|Alcohol content by volume||5.4%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||29|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||6|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||4|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||5|
|Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy)||3|
BTW, this one was picked up in London England; you’ll have to follow the link at the bottom to see about distribution in your area.
It looks like you only have to be 18 years old to look at a brewery website that’s based in the UK, have your ID ready at http://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/