Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Sold as Mr George’s Ruby Porter in the US due to trademark issues.
Note: According to sources, currently (2012) Dark Lord and Salem Porter are the same beer - named Dark Lord in bottles and Salem Porter on cask.

A dark ruby beer with a rich flavour and spicy finish. The hop grist adds a hint of citrus to complement the roasted malt character. Dark, Delicious and Delectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4065) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Modern porter from this classic and renowned English brewery, from a 50 cl bottle with historically themed label; not to be confused with Three Floyds’ legendary imperial stout of the same name. Pale beige, thin, moussy head dissolving rather quickly but retaining well on the edges; colour a very dark purplish brown, still transparent. Very malty aroma, impressions of caramel, very strong cookie dough, dried plums, smoked bacon, black tea, liquorice, dried leaves, raisins, cloves, bark, maple syrup, toasted bread, blackcurrant, vague tobacco accent, perhaps a hint of soy sauce. Restrained candied fruit sweetness in the onset, brief and volatile, subtle salty touch, soft carbo (perhaps even a bit undercarbonated even for this style) and somewhat ’flat’ and thin body as a result, multi-layered maltiness, very caramelly, smooth and slick, sweet, toasted, light chocolatey and subtly smoked accents as well as a very soft and elegant, rounded wheat malt sourishness in the background; no real roasted bitterness, herbal and tea-like, earthy English hops in the finish providing some balance. Pretty straightforward beer, centered around the malts with little else, but well-made, no off-flavours and the bittersweet caramelly malt character is surely very enjoyable if you’re a ’malthead’. Closer to a brown ale than to a real porter if you ask me, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5539) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2015
From a pint bottle shared at Ryan’s, brought from UK with the "Dark Lord" label. No serious beer drinker would confuse this withs the FFF DL, but this is not bad -- a very drinkable mild English porter, heavy on the malts and smooth in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2723) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Andy and Kate. Pours ruby with little in the way of a head. The flavour is malty with spice. Nice enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Locale: House (Bristol). Medium carbonation, sweet bite, rich and meaty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (683) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Pours black with a thin head quite velvety with chocolate notes and burnt toffee flavours. Nice easy drinking porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8668) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown no head. Aromas of burnt toffee, chocolate. Taste is thin, sweet, more chocolate, but cheap chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - dark brown to black with a thin head. Nose - burnt toffee, light chocolate. Nuts too. Taste - toffee, molasses, nuts. Liquorice and maybe a salty edge. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy and creamy texture and a burnt dry yet creamy finish. Overall - decent but a little sweet. Not a porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NonOperational (60) - ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
A really nice supemarket ale, from Aldi for £1.25 -a nice change from Hobgoblin. This straddles the divide between light colored porters and dark brown ales. Satisfyingly sweet, biscuity, super malty and with some lovely fruity yeast esters. If I was blindfolded I’d guess it was amber, but there is a pleasantly tart bit of roast on the back. Would like to try it on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flemmingwillum (1136) - Nysted, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Rating #1011, flaske fra Sydhavsdruen

En mørkebrun øl med hvidt skum der forsvinder hurtigt. Duft af karamel og kaffe, som ikke er overdrevet tydeligt eller spændende. Smagen læner sig meget op ad dette, måske med lidt chokolade og ender i en ret kraftig bitterhed. Ret tynd og vandet. Ikke noget at råbe hurra for, hvis det skal forestille at være en porter. Jeg ville have gættet på en godt maltet brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
red, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, this is more af a stout in my opinion its just average beer

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