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Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6503) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Medium beige head. Barely translucent deep dark brown body. Earthy roasty prunes taste with soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet earthy spicy roasty taste with metallic nutty notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish mealy roasty chocolatey aftertaste with resiny caramelly fruity prunes notes. Perfectly decent, but a bit low on flavour. (0.5l bottle, from co-op, Whitby.)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (329) - - JUN 16, 2013
The beer that should not be named. Bready aroma with light chocolate hints. It pours like a liquid and fills the glass nicely assuming the glass is free of holes. Taste is a little hollow like Voldemort's soul but reasserts itself like Harry, Ron and Hermione did with coffee hints. Pretty good. Would recommend a try but go for a bottle instead of a case for your first go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2040) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
Mørkt nesten sort øl med et fint tynt lag av brunt skum på toppen. God fyldig smak som sitter lenge. et øl en kan bli glad i.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1165) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Dark brown with modest tan head subsiding quickly to a thin layer. Pleasant roasted malt aroma. Good flavour - dark chocolate, medium roast coffee. A touch of sweetness would improve the balance. Somewhat thin on the tongue. Lingering dry bitter hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle marked as Mr. George... The old bait and switch aye? This tick is brought to you by your local rip and run, McDonalds, and coldbrewky. Pours black with ruby edges. Thin tan head disapates quickly. Nose of slight smoke, chocolate. Taste adds a slight nod to plum. Body seems a bit thin and watery at times but is overall adequate. I was really excited when I clicked the"George" link to be taken to a beer called "Dark Lord".... Then I remembered this one was from the UK and not the US. #MomoFail

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1353) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
A dark mahogany brown coloured beer with a thick creamy white coloued head. A rich nutty aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee, with a hint of fruit in the background. Dry mouthfeel. The taste is very dry, husky cereal, malt with hints of oat, there is a touch of dry cinnamon spice that leads on to a slightly sour, fruit flavour that lasts well into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (951) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,roasted,chocolate and fruity aroma ; Dark brown color with bigger lasting head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter and long finish ; Fuller body ; Pleasant porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
I’m fairly spent. Dark Lord is a good beery member name. The lord of the dark may be better. But Mud City kills them both

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2391) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons [140513]
Dark ruby, clear, frothy off white head, soft bubbles, good lacing
Aroma of soft toffee, light bitter hedgerow hops, some dark fruits, slight hint of coffee, dab of yeast
Taste - Dark caramel malts, some roasted malt, some bitter spicy hops, dab of dark fruits, touch of metallic minerals, bit of yeast.
Palate - Medium carb and body. Finish - little dry, as main flavour, some roasted malts, slight metallic, spicy hop linger
Overall - There is a fair amount of flavour in here, but I’m just not keen on that metallic, mineraly bit yeasty note. Just scraps a 3

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (490) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
This has a very pleasant, almost red wine like quality to it. It is a dark, almost solid color with very little head that does cling to the side. I is favorable with slight bitterness with a hint of citrus flavor. This was Mr. George’s bottled as sold in the U.S.


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