Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 268   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3479) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2012) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
500ml bottle from Ken Warne local shop, Darlington. Gusher out of the bottle. Black-brown colour with a reddish tinge, tan foam head leaving lacing and nose of malt, roast, dark fruits. Flavour is malty, dark fruity, slight citrus, with coffee, dark chocolate, roasted notes, bready and earthy spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry roasted earthy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is light caramel malt, woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light watery resin hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11781) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle @ final old style THT. Clear brownish color, average sized beige head. Aroma is malts, caramel, chestnut. Taste malts, caramel, chestnut, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Almost as good as the other Dark Lord.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nick998 (13) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle : Dark ruby with a deep beige head. Liquorice, fruit cake aroma, sturdy with coffee and sweetness flavour, Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7792) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle as Mr. George. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with some red. A medium beige head. A sweet toffee cocoa nose. The flavor is more toffee, toast, some fruit. Pretty simple and easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (354) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a dark brown, almost cola like with tan head which doesn’t last. Aroma of chocolate, almonds, roasted malt, dark fruits, brown sugar and mild coffee. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Noticeable carbonation but a slick feel in the mouth. Overall a pretty decent porter, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (8452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of fudge, toffee, dark fruits, milk chocolate and light spice. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7406) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
50cl courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some aniseed in the aftertaste. Quite decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle 0,5 ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an nice dry bitter taste, hints of chocolate, fudge and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Modern porter from this classic and renowned English brewery, from a 50 cl bottle with historically themed label; not to be confused with Three Floyds’ legendary imperial stout of the same name. Pale beige, thin, moussy head dissolving rather quickly but retaining well on the edges; colour a very dark purplish brown, still transparent. Very malty aroma, impressions of caramel, very strong cookie dough, dried plums, smoked bacon, black tea, liquorice, dried leaves, raisins, cloves, bark, maple syrup, toasted bread, blackcurrant, vague tobacco accent, perhaps a hint of soy sauce. Restrained candied fruit sweetness in the onset, brief and volatile, subtle salty touch, soft carbo (perhaps even a bit undercarbonated even for this style) and somewhat ’flat’ and thin body as a result, multi-layered maltiness, very caramelly, smooth and slick, sweet, toasted, light chocolatey and subtly smoked accents as well as a very soft and elegant, rounded wheat malt sourishness in the background; no real roasted bitterness, herbal and tea-like, earthy English hops in the finish providing some balance. Pretty straightforward beer, centered around the malts with little else, but well-made, no off-flavours and the bittersweet caramelly malt character is surely very enjoyable if you’re a ’malthead’. Closer to a brown ale than to a real porter if you ask me, though.

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