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Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Has also been available pasteurised and bottled.
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 porter with a dry roast, nutty palate and rich malty aftertaste. Award winner at CAMRA’s Great British Winter Beer Festival 1997.
Colour: EBC 110-120. Bitterness: EBU 35. Hops Goldings, Challenger, Liberty.


jamesie1857's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 3, 2012
On cask @ Jolly Brewer, Stamford - Near black body with a beige head. Aromas are earthy berries, lightly sour with roast coffee. Flavours are lots of berries with chocolate. Earthy roast malts with plain chocolate bitterness towards the finish. Fruitier than most porters. Pretty good.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Black beer with a small beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, raisins, figs. Malty fig flavor, citrus, grass notes. A bit strange.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14075) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Opaque pitch black color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasted malts, brown malts, earthy, malt bitter. Average to decent body and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (16997) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Sehr dunkel braunes Bier. Geruch dunkel malzig, Soja, Rübensirup, rote Früchte. Geschmack sehr malzig, Karamell, rote Früchte, lange Bitterkeit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Tried at the brewery. Dark almost black colour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma and a touch of fruit. Taste is roasted malt. A touch musty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask in the Generous Britton, Loghborough. Mahogany with a tan head. Fruity with light vinegar. Past its best. One to retry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2014
Cask. Pour is black with a creamy caramel head, aroma is sweet toffee, alcohol, candied fruit. Taste is alcohol, coffee, toffee, body is thin and carbonation is low. Good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Very nice. Has a complex character to it. A little thin but almost session. Nice.......

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask at The Waggon & Horses, York. Dark brown, reddish tinge. Off-white head. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel and chocolate. Taste has light nuttiness, quite a sweet finish. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Cask @ Hog & Partridge, St Neots. Pours black, barely translucent and flat. Scent of liquorice and plum pudding. Tastes sweet with a pinch of bitter. Sweet gooey aftertaste. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask@lychgatetavern, wolverhampton. Almost black, small head. Aroma of dark berries. Taste is a little sour with the dark berries, coffee and dark chocolate. Probably the fruitiest porter I have tried. A bit out of the ordinary. Very good.


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