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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Solid black beer with toffee-colored head with a marshmellow texture. Light on the aroma, maybe just a hint of smoke. The flavor, though, is wonderful ... robust roasty flavors with a sweet tinge and smooth drinkability. Very good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 From the bottle this pours a superb pint,nice thick head,thick and malty.One was enough

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Nice looking, bright porter. A bit lighter body and mouthfeel than I'd like, maybe a touch too carbonated. Nevertheless, the taste is wonderful: dry, slightly bitter, balanced roasted character, Yum. Not perfect, but easy to find and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Even though this is a good porter, I was slightly dissapointed by it. Nice cocoa powder smell, good roasted flavors and well balanced, but the flavors here could stand to be kicked up a few notches. Light coffee and chocolate notes as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
One of the best porters I've had. Very chocolaty and heavily roasted flavor. More drinkable than the Oatmeal Stout. Not too bitter, but it lacks the silky texture and creamy head that I love in Anchor Porter. Always a fun choice to pick up. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Pitch-black in color with a nice tan head, chocolate & coffee in the nose, lots of roasted & burnt flavors, quite malty, more like a stout than a porter though, very smooth & drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2003
Pours black with fine carbonation, fine, tight, slightly brown head. Aroma of chocolate, with a hint of coffee and some sweetness. Taste of black malt and some quite harsh bitterness. Enjoyable enough, but more stout-like than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2061) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2003
I really love those bottles, quite big (550 ml) and provided with all that info on the back (the belgians can learn from that). Anyway, the beer itself. Very dark brown, medium lasting brown head. Malts and liquorice in aroma, a bit lactic perhaps (like the oatmeal stout). Malty and roasted flavour, bitter finish. I'm not really familiar with the style, but imo this one is quite stout-like for a porter (in contrast to the Fullers London Porter). Good, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003
Bottled. Black body with a brown bubbly head. Liquorice and toasted oak aroma. Bitter start to it then the roasted and burnt derivates flavours come rushing through in reasonable harmony. Medium length with astringency noticeable on the sides of the mouth. Good enough for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2003
Aroma was a little nutty and a hint of liquorice. Appearance was well black yeah looked good with a good head and some lacing. Dry with hints of coffee & chocolate. Found the flavour profile was fantastically balanced but seemed to diminish by half way through.


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