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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shearmadness (2) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004 does not count
Carmel aroma. Very thick creamy head. This beer is smooth with roasted coffee\nutty flavors. The finish is very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Medium/Strong alcohol nose. Poured beautifully, with heavy carbonation for a porter. This on is on the dry/roasted/nutty side, but still manages to maintain its smoothness. This is a "portlier" porter. The dry finish is lacking a little.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2004
A decent enough porter. Great color looked like coffee very nice. Smelled great, but Perhaps a bit too carbonated for my taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Dark brown in color. Terrific smell of roasted barley, smoke, and yeast. The flavor does not disappoint. Smokey, slightly dry aftertaste leaves you wanting more.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2004
the nose is mostly dark chocolate and licorice, great opaque black color with a medium frothy head. creamy roasty body with a bit of balanced bitterness. very smooth, but the finish is a little too dry and thin. overall, good porter!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Favor is kickin, roubust mouthfeel. It reall gets all of the mouth stimulated. It also finishes with a nice crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Deep almost black as it pours into the glass with just a hint of red inthe highlights. Creamy rich head. This is classic Porter, done by one of the classic Porter brewers. Toasty and caramel sweet with a nice play between the flavors. Excellent mouthfeel takes the drinker on through to the finish. A benchmark Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
At Marvin's recommendation I had this(again). Always liked it and always will(sort of like Guinness). Classic for style. Dark for a porter, pours with a large froth brown head. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar and carmel. Full bodied for the style, Dry tangy finish. Excellent Porter

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Lot better than i originally expected. Its somewhat like Guiness, only a lot better. It doesnt have the bitterness or finish that guiness has. the roasted malt give this stuff a great chocoalaty flavor. even thought it is a dark beer, this is something you can drink a few of....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Poured with a huge fluffy head(a bit like sea-foam, but with little bubbles), light tan color. Foam painted the sides of the glass and lasted well. Dark reddish-brown, clear pour, virtually black in the glass. Yeast, malt, caramel on a sweet smell. Stronger flavor after sitting out for ~30mins: Sweet caramel, light toasty, good hop flavor, noticable alcoholic flavor, mildly bitter hop that sticks with you as you taste some sour and is balanced out by caramel malts. It makes you salavate as the bitter then sour come in. Once all is said and done, you have a mild mocha taste clinging to your mouth. Body improved with warming as well: short lived, but nice, burst of carbonation, medium body(a bit light). Good overall impression: good flavor, good mouth coating afterwards, pleasant body and a nice beer to drink. I'll buy this again.


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