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Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, - JAN 6, 2013
Nice combination of crystal and roast character, textbook colour. A bit sweet for my tastes as a porter but a nice smoky finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Finally the real Dark Lord! Very dark brown with beige head that leaves a small film. Raisins, dried fruits, some dark chocolate, some light cardboard, light spices, dates, old stale coffee. Light sweet and bitter. Under medium bodied. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1273) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
En god mørk øl, med smag af citrus og brændt malt, og næsten en humlesmag, i hvert fald bitterhed. God fylde i den, der gør at eftersmagen bliver ekstra lang. Rigtig god "hygge

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark ruby pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of spices, licrorice, sweet malts, candy sugar and some British yeast. Flavor is slightly bitter, quite sweet sugary malts and spicy. Decent body, decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2295) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7093) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12603) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nick998 (15) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle : Dark ruby with a deep beige head. Liquorice, fruit cake aroma, sturdy with coffee and sweetness flavour, Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8108) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (391) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9880) - 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.


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