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Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter by Ridgeway Brewing
English Porter
5.80 % ABV

Review by rhoadsrage on 07/23/13  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 4 7 2012
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a deep walnut brown with a lumpy light tan head that fades to a thin sticky film.

S- The nice mellow roasted dark brown malt aroma has a gentle meaty smoke aroma underneath that takes on a sweaty character as the beer opens.

T- The nice nutty dark malt flavor blends with smoke and an oaky hint to it with a hop bite in the finish that takes on a touch of tartness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight scrubbing fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a tasty balance of nice flavors: good fresh malt, band-aid free smoke and some nice hop hint to it aswell. It does get a bit of nougat flavor in the malt as it opens but it doesn’t get in the way.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 03/25/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
60 3 8 12 2 5 0
16.9 oz bottle I picked up at Hop City in the ATL. Looked intriguing, so why not. Served up in a standard pint.

A: Things start off pretty nicely. Sure it pours a little thin looking, but it builds a dark brown body. Held to the light, it is completely clear and light does get through, although it is still dark. Not picking up on much carbonation activity. Pour built up a good 2 fingers of darkish, off white head. Lace is all over the glass. Looks good.

S: Smell is decent. Getting some really nice peat and Scotch whiskey notes. The darker malts really don't come out as much as I would expect, not really a sweetness kicking in here at all. There is a butterscotch/buttery presence kicking around in here. Don't know if this is good or bad. That peat whiskey quality is nice to smell on though.

T: Meh. Nicest I can be is meh. That buttery/butterscotch quality is crazy present in the flavor. It is the most prevalent flavor sadly. The peat and whiskey notes do come out, but they aren't big enough to kill the butter. No heavy malt presence, no hoppy qualities. Just butter and peat. No smoke, no oak. Doesn't work. MEh.

M: What the hell is up with thin porters tonight. THIN. Light, light bodied porter. No meat to this. Just watery. Carbonation is very light. ABV isn't present. Aftertaste is all butterscotch.

OA: Par to subpar at best. It just has that butter quality that just kills this beer. Really wish that peat, Scotch quality would come out. Also wish that French oak quality would also work its way out, but not so much. Its just not that great. Too thin on feel, flavor is week, aroma is ok. Meh, meh, meh.

Served In: Stange

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