Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

onystrom's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JAN 2, 2012
Draft. Dark color with small white head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt. flavor is licorice and some faint sour winy wood note. Backlog

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3033) - 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.

   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

   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.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2182) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3923) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Wednesday)
6 Slightly mushroomy aroma. Sweet malty roast, roasted marshmallows, fairly subdued. Caramelly.
4+ Black, small beige spongy head.
6 Caramelly body, some sharpness. Lacking in complexity, certainly - all details muted by the residual sugars.
3 A bit frying. Watery in places, maybe minerally.
11 Again, not doing it for me. But not bad. I’m sure I had better versions of this in the past. Stronger too (5% at least).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (6097) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
From November 2008: The other Friday, after a really crap week at work I stopped off on the way home to see what was on offer in The Cock Hotel (Wellington, Shropshire). To my delight I discovered this truely wonderful beer. Poured via a handpull into a pint sleeve (I had two pints), it was a fantasticly deep, dark ruby red colour. It looked black when in shaddow, but held up to the light, its true colour could be appreciated. The head was a firm off white blanket of foam, it almost stayed until the end, but didn’t quite make it. The aroma was of smoked peat, liquorice, roasted and toasted plums, coffee and chocolate all in about equal ammounts. The taste was as the smell, but with raisens added and some dark toffee. Just about right in the mouthfeel, not too rich or creamy, but full bodied and wholesome. Two pints was the perfect ammount, walked home a happier person. Three pints wouldn’t have been a good idea, one pint not enough.

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