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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11336) - 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 (5283) - 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 (25074) - 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 (11888) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (33723) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is sweet malty, sliht roasted. Flavour is dry, slight nutty and roasted malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG 2007: Bottle: Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma, roasted malts, toffee, coffee. Flavor, chocolate, toffee, some fruits, nutty. Not as good as the other one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
RBSG 07 Grand Tasting beer #4. Ruby color. Looked great, but then it went down hill (to the creek....). Faint dried fruits, too much water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Sweet malt nose on this amber pour. Roasted malt with a raisin character. Watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
The other Dark Lord. Light ruby color. Aroma has mild malt. Some roasted character, as well as dried fruit. A nice change from American porters. Thanks to Chris_o for sharing.

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