Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Skegness, England


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bgb1991 (105) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
Roasted aroma and some sour saltiness. Only a mother could love this beer’s looks. Mushroom and beef pie flavour, disgusting. Thin on the palate. "God" awful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
I think this beer is more to a english ale than to a porter. It is a little bit sweet. Weel balanced and medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (1007) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle morrisons. Pours with a tan head soon disspears. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts slightly burnt aftertaste. Not to my taste. Good colour. Good body strong carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. This brew has some nice roasted malt flavours and decent viscosity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with cm thick tan head. Aroma: Bready, floral, grassy, slight pepper spice note, dried fruit (fig and raisin). Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thick rough texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation and astringent lingering bitter dried fruit, caramel and slight smoky finish. Comments: Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethV (1) - Pontefract, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
Dark in both texture and taste, with a rich, fruity aftertaste and a slightly spicy twang ---Rated via Gareth Vogan of A Flyers First Ferret

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mt_hall (102) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottled. A very dark red-brown with a small, light-brown head. Muted malt and yeast aromas. Smooth coffee flavours underneath, but slightly let down by an acidic overtone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgajdaczewa (423) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Mnóstwo dymu w tym piwie. Ten dymny (nie wędzony!) aromat może wielu przeszkadzać i kojarzyć się z wodą z brudnej popielniczki, ale, o dziwo, to mi smakuje. Dla miłośników ciekawostek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Medium beige head. Barely translucent deep dark brown body. Earthy roasty prunes taste with soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet earthy spicy roasty taste with metallic nutty notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish mealy roasty chocolatey aftertaste with resiny caramelly fruity prunes notes. Perfectly decent, but a bit low on flavour. (0.5l bottle, from co-op, Whitby.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (326) - - JUN 16, 2013
The beer that should not be named. Bready aroma with light chocolate hints. It pours like a liquid and fills the glass nicely assuming the glass is free of holes. Taste is a little hollow like Voldemort's soul but reasserts itself like Harry, Ron and Hermione did with coffee hints. Pretty good. Would recommend a try but go for a bottle instead of a case for your first go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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