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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. Light brown high creamy and lasting head. Dark ruby body. Fruity caramel raisin plum aroma. Biittersweet caramel cocoa flavor with some bitterness as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2007
Dark brown with off white head. Sweet malty (slight roast) toffee aroma and taste. Sweet caramel & easy port notes + prune dark fruts. Ok mouthfeel - little watery though. Pleasant & drinkable!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle. Quite buttery and caramelly and on the sweet side of things. Felt very stale in the mouth, limp finish, the cask version was better. Its a shame its pasteurised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bought in Elgin, Scotland 2005, bottle. It has a nice brownish head and the color is almost black. Both aroma and flavour have notes of roasted malt, and the flavour also gives me notes of caramel, a little licorice, a hint of spice (mint), and the finish is dry with hits of coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle at Chris_O bottlefest 2007. Having had this on cask I know what it is supposed to be like but this has been pasteurised and feels and tastes stripped of flavours and feel in the mouth. Decent dry malt but the rest isn’t great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 Bottled at Chris_O Fest March 2007. (The real Dark Lord???) A black coloured beer with an off-white head. The aroma is fruity with hints of charcoal and smokiness. The taste is fruity and chocolatey. A typical English porter, except for a late chunk of citricity. A nice beer. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
A Sim rate (Bottle at chris_o’s): Sweet chocolate, coffee and cream aroma that is slightly metallic. Flavour is predominantly dark cherry with a hint of peanut butter. Very watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Very dark in colour, wouldn’t say it was tawny...just black! Off white head started out quite thick and died slowly to a patchy covering. The nose and palate share the rich malty/spicy/fruity characteristics of this style of beer. the finish is good and lingers awhile on the tongue. Good beer, £1.29 ( I think!) Aldi, the home of Bateman beer bargains!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 a dark browncoloured ale , with a light chocolaty taste and a bitter finish to it...

Ok 2.3 was just cruel ... but im still not that impressed... copper brown ... thin tan head ... soft roast malt nose ... bitter metalic front ... little chocolate .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
Dark ruby with a beige foamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, liqurice and toffee - "it smells like a KB-hvidtøl" said my father in law last eve. In taste liqurice, toffee and old winteraples.

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