Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
50 cl bottle. Nearly black colour with a nice head. Aroma of citrus, metal and roasted character. Smooth flavour of roastedness, chocolate and quite bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting on 6/23/07 thanks to chris_o: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel and chocolate malts with a touch of oxidation and doughy yeast. Body starts fairly thin and faintly dark caramely sweet with a lightly bitter earthy, but thinner finish. An average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
Bottle from aldi. Aroma is roasted burnt and slightly chcoalate malts, small hints at grassy hops. Taste is slightly more rounded with the chocolate malts being relitivly dominant but quite thin and not much of a finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Dark brown, light head and lacing. Nose of musky dry malts and clean sweet raisiny roast, light hops. The flavor is clean and balanced. Very...British, subtle, chewy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007

clear dark brown, wispy beige head, drops of lace, dark chocolate aroma, rich dark chocolate flavor, nice balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11552) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle. Bought at Hviids, Aabenraa. Sadly not ’that’ Dark Lord, but still... Pours a dark nutty brown with a medium foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and slightly nutty sweet.Nice full mouthfeel. Flavours include ash, roasted malts, sweet caramel and a little peppery bitterness. A bit strange, but still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. I’ll forgo the 3F jokes. Brown with an off white head. Somewhat sweet nutty cola flavors - strange. Light roasty notes. Pretty bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Neat! Someone brought Dark Lord to the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting. Though it is not the highly demanded imperial stout from Three Floyds, this beer caused a few novice beer drinkers to get excited that evening. Located at the main entrance table, this beverage pours a clear dark brown brew with a beige head that quickly dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of caramel, dried pitted fruit, and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, some sweet caramel, roasted malt, and dark chocolate flavors. Finish is average with a dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Very dark brown with a vaguely orange hue and a creamy, beige, cappuchinoish head leaving laces. Sweetish, roasted malt notes with some fruitiness. Medium body with sweetish, roasted malt notes and a lightly burned edge. There’s a whiff of salt in there. The finish is dry. A nice effort. 030707

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12277) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 12/28/10, 50cl bottle. Small tan head atop clear cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum/raisin, some toffee, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, roast, cola, light coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness. (6/3/6/3/12)

(RBSG07, bottle best by 2/20/08) Beige head with clear, dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, cola, roast, light coffee. Taste is medium sweet, cola, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Low carbonation, light-medium body, light creaminess. (6/3/6/3/12)

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