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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1808) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
Attractive but undated brown 500ml bottle served in a snifter. Poured a very dark mahogany color, less ruby colored than expected, with a small tan head that mostly dispersed quickly. The aroma features dark roasted malts, dark fruits and hints of chocolate and some light spicing. Taste: Subtle hints of spices mixed with vague dark fruits, dark breads, a touch of toffee and hints of coffee and chocolate: a nice and fairly well-balanced mix. Mouthfeel: Very smooth and properly carbonated, but a tad watery in the finish. O: quite enjoyable English porter that improves with some warming (Mine started at about 45F).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
500 ml bottle. Almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of fruit, liquorice and coffee. Slightly watery on the palate. A nice enough ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
If you’re going to call a beer the Dark Lord then it really needs to be a beast, something special. This is an acceptable lunchtime beverage to accompany sausage and mash. Thin, strange carbonation, a hint of coffee and too much fruit. Less the dark lord, more the light fingered urchin who lives down the road on the corner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
500ml bottle. expected a ruby beer before i poured it. very dark, almost black. aroma is of burnt sugar, coffee and molasses. tastes great if a little thin and watery in the mouth. not as powerful as other porters. very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1321) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark brown with small , grey head. Nose : burned bread, cheese, caramel, toffee, dark fruits. Sip : oily, medium thick body with low carbonation. Sweet burned malts flavor, nuts, develops funky sour notes of sweet coffee but much more delicate. Delicate bitterness. Earthy notes on the end. Always happy to try something new, this one has nothing special. It’s been a long time I didn’t drink pasteurized porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - MAR 13, 2013
Apr 2012 - Mild, drinkable, indistinct flavours. Nothing of note that would bring me back to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Slightly sour roasty malt aroma. Deep mahogany with a small tan head. Same as nose, slightly sour roasty malt flavor, with a lingering herbal bitter finish. Light watery body, moderate carbonation. Tastes and smells nothing like a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Thin tan head. Dark ruby body. Hops, malt, fruit. Bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
500ml bottle - Very deep dark coloured body with a large dark tan head with good lacing.Roasted grainy malt aromas. In the taste it was a little bit of liquorice upfront, some burnt chocolate and also coffee, the citrus is there with a bitter ending. Not bad really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1876) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark reddish brown beer. Small head. Faint roasted malt aroma. Taste is a little coffee and roasted malts. A little bit of spice and fruits. This is no where near as good as the Salem Porter on cask, I am disappointed in this Porter.

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