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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1932   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Discofish (152) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
Nose of maple syrup. Tastes roasty with hints of chocolate. Finish is sour then slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tallguy108 (34) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
A very delightful porter. although i have had better this is a great choice. it definatly has the aroma of coffee, with a slight taste of coffe when you drink. very pleasing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 This was quite good, though I prefer their stouts. Aroma of roasted coffee, and a smooth taste of light spices and rich coffee. Better than middle-of-the-road but not exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2003
An excellent porter. The smell reminds me of coffee, and the taste that follows reinforces that notion. The taste is full but dry, and seems to be missing something to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2003
Color dark ruby red, stable brown yet a little bit foamy head. Sweet coffee aroma. Starts with spicy malt continues roasty with notes of bitter chocolate and licorice. Finishes drier with a hint of smoke. Impression sweet and good body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
I don’t know what it is I don’t really like about this beer but I don’t. It has a good roast malt flavor that I love, sweetness in just the right amount body is perfect but there is just something there. Go ahead and try it though most others don’t have my reaction

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Opaque Dark brown to black body topped by a thick creamy light brown head with lots of lace. Sweet winelike aroma with a hint of coffee and alcohol. Slightly sweet strong malt flavor with raosted coffee and chocolate notes and a slight hoppiness. Full bodied, slightly dry and warming.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 Light and fluffy with a strange, but overwhelming fish nose. Roasty. Pasteurized. Too much fish in the aroma of this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
Deep brown with huge, lasting tan head.Carmel malt nose. Flavor starts with sweet carmel malt and ends with a lingering dose of hops. A bit on the thin side


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