Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5213) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Clear and dark with a torfy start, some earthy moments, but of coffee and roasted malt. Easy to drink, small sour ending. Fine one without being rocket science.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (5213) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from local Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of malt, light and thin coffee, chocolate, torf and leaves. Thin and mild finish. Average.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2541) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Called Mr. George’s Ruby Porter here in the States. To me, I’m finding this a pretty good Porter. I poured this into a pint glass as respected. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies to barely nothing. Lacing is nowhere to be found, The smell makes up for the look as there’s a nice roasty yet somewhat dark fruity/mostly plum-like aroma overcoming some slight sweet malts that try to come through. The taste was mainly sweet and roasty with a nice leading dry roasty aftertaste that ends up leading to a semi-decent dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a semi-decent sessionability trying to run about it and end up leading to a fairly decent carbonation somewhat good for the style. Overall, this was a good English Porter and for the most part nothing to be reckoned with since this is from England. Good job to anyone who really wants to say this is crap as this is pretty much the standard for an absolutely stellar English Porter that no real beer person can really argue with. This is the standard!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (501) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 26, 2014
mild caramel and fruity aroma... the taste of caramel malt, chocolate, toast and dark fruits - plums, i think - with noticeable hoppy ditterness... aftertaste is spicy, sweet and bitter... good porter...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1598) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Ebony. Short beige head and lacing. Aroma and taste of black malt, dark chocolate and slightly sour coffee. OK, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1866) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at Tom’s. Dark brown body with a medium beige head. Nice lacing. Faint aroma of milk chocolate, toffee and berries. Mild flavour of brown bread, sweet toffee and a hint of rust. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Weak carbonation. Not bad, a bit dull.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbaron42 (49) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Really nice, balanced stout. Tasty with a fantastic palate. Could drink and drink and drink! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
Rating from 2011. Dunkel, malzig. Dickflüssig und doch sehr süffig. Röstmalzig, tief, dunkel. Fruchtig. Lecker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
Very nice dark beer. Nice body, plenty of flavour. Would defiantly have again. Bought from Morrisons,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2948) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Red-tinged black, with a tan coarse head that settles very quickly to look a bit lifeless in the glass. Nose is light strawberries and toffee, body is dry-sweet with burnt caramel, red fruit, a faint wine note and just a hint of liquorice, coffee and citrus on the finish.

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