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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A moderately robust porter with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is like bakers chocolate with some sugar thrown in. Some coffee in the nose. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. It's decent, but lacks the complexity of some of the better porters.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A decent, robust porter, aroma of malts and grains, flavor of cocoa and malts. Rich, smooth and creamy body with a long-lasting frothy head. A very dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2003
Dark beer with an initial frothy coffee head and a light coffee nose. Very vineous flavour that is slightly hopped with a thick and smooth mouth feel. A reasonable and pleasant English beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Nice thick creamy tan head that laced it's way down the glass to the very end. Clear and dark pour, no noticable cloudiness or particles. Very good aroma, sweet. Nice creamy feel in the mouth that leaves a pleasant coating after you swallow. Seemed a bit sweet overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Does Samuel Smith make a bad beer? This beer is amazing. It is malty and not overly sweet. The darker the beer the better.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2003
sharp and sweet malty aroma, jet black hue, moderate carbonation, sweet rich and malty with burnt tones, very distinctive.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Another winner from Samuel Smith. Along side their Oatmeal Stout, this is one of my favorite brews. But, one question .. why the clear bottles?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
A nicely done porter, with all the quality we expect from Sammy. The aroma doesn't quite meet the rest of the beer, and that's its only setback.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2003
Wow! My first ever porter and its just great. Highly hopped nose. Rich dark creamy head and a gorgous dark, almost black hue, a great looker! Has an earthy, roasted taste of coffee and chocolate and is dry, full-bodied and wonderfully complex. Good balance, great ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2003
I love this beer! Very very smooth. Lightly carbonated with a fluffy beight head. Good lacing. Nice full bodied beer with a slightly viscous appearance. Tremendous falvor with a hint of roasted chocolate and coffee. Excellent with a nice thick filet!


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