Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
poured dark brown w/a tan head. roasty aroma, coffee-chocolatey taste to it w/a good bitter end...a good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2004
Black, small brownish head. Aroma from cocoa and cream, vanilla and fruity from plums and citrus. Flavor from coffee and it is a little bit sour. Good but not as good as some other beers from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle: Not as good as I remembered. The pour is dark brown and oily. Thin tan head. Slight coffee and carmel aroma and flavor. Nothing spectacular but not bad by any stretch. A decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
Bottled. Deep dark brown, tight almond coloured head. Alluring mocha aroma with a sweet taste that bites the lips before a long toastyness coats the throat and provides a long dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Pours like their Oatmeal Stout- dark mahogany. Aroma is winey and caramel. Big body beer with a sourness and richness unlike many porters. Quite unique and excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 Very dark with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, caramel aroma, more of the same in the flavor. Malty. An excellent Porter from an excellent brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2004
poured dark brown with mahagony edges, with a tan head. aroma , caramel, dark brown sugar, prunes, molasses. flavor, daark fruits,malts,dr. pepper like cola,coffee, pineapple, vanilla. another good one from s. s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Very smooth, a true porter. Notes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Looks like a glass of Coke in my pin class with bubbles coming up constantly. Interesting looking, frothy tan head. Perfect to drink with a hearty steak meal on a rainy July 5th. Perfect amount of taddyness. Another fine example from Sam Smith. One of my favorite examples of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Really dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma, and in the flavor. Slight bitterness on the end, not that that’s a bad thing. Mighty fine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otaku (5) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee. Appearance: Very dark, almost black. Tall, creamy head with decent lacing. Flavor: Strong roasted malt taste. Fig and molasses flavors compliment the chocolate and coffee very well. Palate: Medium bodied, mild carbonation. Overall: at 5%ABV and great taste and texture, this is a very drinkable brew. Very good.

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