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Style: Porter
Skegness, England

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Sold as Mr Georgeís 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (842) - 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 (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Iím 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 (2258) - 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 Iím 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 (397) - 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. Georgeís bottled as sold in the U.S.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2128) - 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).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - 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

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (702) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
If youíre 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (910) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1441) - 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. Itís been a long time I didnít drink pasteurized porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - MAR 13, 2013
Apr 2012 - Mild, drinkable, indistinct flavours. Nothing of note that would bring me back to it.


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