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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2000   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2003
Light brown head and black body. A little sweet/fruity, chocolate, roasted, dry. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Finally, a reminder of what a porter should be. Very dark red/brown. Firm head. Nice roasted character, nutty. solid mouth feel, sweet up front but quickly balanced with hops, finishing dry. Not as much chocolate character as the stout and slightly more bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Very devious, bottling your oatmeal stout under a different name, Sammy! Everything about this beer can be found in my review of the oatmeal stout. Sweet, malty, and roasty sums it up. Yet, strangely, why did I know exactly what this would taste like before I poured the bottle? Seems this way with all Samuel Smith products...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 A good beer that is very filling. It has the Chocolate-walnut taste. A bit biter but not unbearably so. I think it is a lot like two brothers stout. In saying that I think its really good. I cannot discern the major difference between porter and stout. Woodsy feel and not for the timid. Oatmeal is still this companies best, this needs a more creammy mouth feel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2003
A dark brown, nearly black beer of course, with a lovely lasting brown head that leaves remarkable lacing. The aroma is roasty malty and a bit sour. The taste follow suit with a roasted maltiness that evolves very widely towards something dry and hoppy and finally a lasting bitter finish. This is a great benchmark for the porter style I think.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Poured dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Roasted aroma with a smooth chocolate, coffee, roasty flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Rich brown-black color with a tan head that left a bit of lacing. Smell is dark roasted malts; taste is malt, caramel and coffee with a tiny touch of liqorice. Very smooth, very good. The first porter ( as I opposed to a stout ) I've really enjoyed.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2003
This porter is of a similar style to Guinness or Murphy's, but is better tasting without being bitter. It has a full taste, malty & chocolatey, which fills your mouth and makes it happy. My favourite porter thus far.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Malty choco goodness. Has that distinctive Sam Smith subtle tangy malty sweetness. Silky texture with mild carbonation. Best porter I've experienced to date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Almost completly opaque. Full strong flavor. Malty, chocolate. Samuel Smith hasn't let me down yet.


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