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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 1) Dark malt, cooked sugar and sticky sweet fruit aroma. Stouty with ruby edges and a thin white head. Sweet, buttery and vaguely smoky, with brittle chocolate, liquorice and caramel notes. Can’t taste any hops. Thinnish but tasty. 2) (as ’Mr George’). Bastards got me- should’ve spotted the 9fl oz on the neck. Dark chestnut beer with a fine beige slick. Decent, boozy aroma; charcoal, sticky black breads, marzipan, black cherry peppered with aniseed. House Bateman’s stuff, blackened. More watery, typical Bateman’s taste; black cherry, brown sugar, aniseed. Thin, sugary. Faint dusting of roast. 736313.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2008
500 ml bottle. Very dark red body, almost black. Medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorices and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, liquorices and hints of chocolate. Quite nice, but something is missing to be really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Very dark brown with a beige head. Pear fruit and caramel in the aroma. Sweet caramel taste with mid bitter finish. Rather liked this; reminded me of some rum fudge granny brought back from the Lake District in 1959.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle, from Morrisons, 11-02-08 Poured dark brown with beige head (quite largeish head actually) some fruit and caramel on the nose, fruity flavours, with sweet dark malts, a bit of bitter chocolate and bitterness is ok if a little safe, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5738) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Brilliant mahogany with a ring of tan head; rich fruit cake aroma; smooth and creamy with coffee and vanilla flavours, sweet then with a dark roasted malt woody dryness to the finish. Elegant and understated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2008
aroma vinous, rich and fragrant, sweet and spicy. pours dark ruby with a slim tan head. flavour roasted with a little coffee and wood, a little astringent, balanced with a bit of sweetness. Smooth palate, finish dry and lingering. another good pint from Batemans.

   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 (5594) - 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.

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