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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Deep blackish burgundy in color, with a great thick head. Great smell of caramel, toffee, and nuts. Tastes very malty, with hints of molasses, soy sauce, caramel, chocolate, and port. Finishes very smooth, with a nice hoppy malty tang at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Black with a small brown head. Dark chocolate and malt aromas. Flavor of black coffee and a little toasty. Slightly bitter on the end. Fizzy and burpy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Not near as good as the Oatmeal Stout, this beer screams soy sauce at me. This would definitely compliment sushi or other Japanese foods, however, as my after-dinner drink, this one is somewhat lacking. Not much of a head and an extremely dark appearance, this beer does not follow through with a beerish taste, rather, it's just soy sauce all the way through. I'm surprised this one wasn't brewed by Kikkoman.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Nice tan head, dark brown body. Aroma of mollases, coffee, nutty. Taste is malty, slighty bitter but just the right amount. Not as good as Stone's Smoked Porter, but it is a good Porter. I guess I could have picked a 'better' beer for my 100th rating, but this one will do.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
This beer has grown on me.I wasn´t too keen on it at first,but have drunk this brew regularly at my local pub.Nice looking drink,big head and black coloured body.Complex taste and a long bitter aftertaste.An enjoyable beer indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 Nice coffee and baking chocolate arome. Pours pitch black with a medium, lasting beige head. Tastes of coffee with roasted flavors. Rich and bittersweet. Decent hop presence; somewhat dry. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAR 18, 2004
Very smooth with a nice beginning. Tastes almost like Newcastle, but much more bitter. The finish and aftertaste are both strong, but that is a good thing because the aftertaste is great. I highly recommend it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2004
bottled: dar blach-brown hue. tan head. dark roasted malt aromas full bodied palate, dried fruit accents with hard malty finish. some sweetness evident as well. not as good as the more full flavor of fullers

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
compared versus Fullers, and without question, Fullers was better. Sam's was lighter, fizzy, and not as heavy as a porter should be. Taste was a bit off...perhaps this bottle had soured.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Very thick and substantial tan head on a dark body with a reddish glow. Not the heaviest aroma, some roasted malt, fruit and yeast. Flavor is fruity with a slight lemon sourness. Malt, bitter chocolate and Samuel Smiths characteristic yeast. Quite carbonated but still a smooth mouthful. Not as flavorful as Samuel Smiths stouts but still a great and easy drinkable beer!


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