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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 550ml clear glass bottles.
"Very dark, fairly full in body and packed with flavor. Intense, dry tangy character of roasted barley."
Ingredients: Malt, cane sugar, roasted barley, hops, carbon dioxide.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Wonderful appearance, dark, with large initial head. Sweet and smokey, with chocolate and fruit to boot. I couldn’t believe this is nearly as good as the Sammy Smiths Oatmeal Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2004
classy stuff. mudcake aroma. not a massive amount of flavour but it’s all good - splice ice cream, molasses, asphalt and chocolate crackles in the finish. mellow and tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2004
Quite dark but clear, reasonable head retention (head was rather brown-yellow). Aromas of licorice, roastiness, malt like a caramel milkshake, chocolate and currants. Great fresh malt flavour (esp. considering the journey), quite a strong charcoal roast flavour and light bitterness but it’s all balanced very well. Quite creamy body, moreso than their Oatmeal Stout in my book. Good - my favourite of this brewery’s range so far.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
A tart finsih with the best of smokey flavor you would expect from a porter. Maybe slightly overcarbonated but still a very good effort!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2004
Enthusiastic carbonation, jet black with a huge head which colapses slowly, intreguingly and attractively. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Profound coffee flavour which is creamy yet dry as well. A long and very pleasant finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2004
what a powerful beer. ash, molasses and marmalade aroma, more of same in taste + licorice, salt, vegemite and raisins. extremely tarry which i love. looks and tastes like coal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
A dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma is caramel roasted grain and a touch of smoke. Flavour is the same with a light body and a sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
Smells mainly of sweet caramel. Flavour is a roasted chocolate caramel flavour. The first sip seemed overly sweet but as I got further in that subsided and the roasted chocolate flavour started to dominate instead.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2004
Bottle. Very fizzy, rapidly dispersing head--looks kind of like a pepsi. Dark, ruby, clear appearance. Aroma is slightly roasty. Flavor is slightly sweet, roasty, and finishes a little dry but not hoppy. A littly watery and unbalanced in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
Almost black with a tan head. Aromas of dark berry fruit, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Tangy and bitter flavors of espresso, nuts, and some sort of mineral that I can't pinpoint. A little too carbonated and a little too astringent for my taste, but this is still a well made beer. Thanks presario.


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