dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definately a good porter nice roasted malt taste yet a little sweet finish. i do prefer my porters a little fuller in body though.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially somewhat watery and thin, but it shapes up nicely as it warms. Roasted malt and astringency in the nose with accompanying roasted coffee flavor and some sweetness up front. Settles, as it warms, into a nice mochaccino flavor (milk & bitter chocolate with dark roasted coffee). Very interesting dark ruby color with a large, tan head. Nice and pleasant, but the mochaccino flavor teetered on the brink of becoming a distraction.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not too dissimiliar from other dark Samuel Smith beers. This one isn’t as good as the oatmel stout, but it is definately worth trying. It is mildly sweet for a porter, and has a refreshing aftertaste. Very dark appealing appearence, and a good oder.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark. Thin body. Sweet but bitter. Somewhat unbalanced.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice dark color, good malty taste with hints of caramel and coffee, tad thin, nice porter
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one has a nice dark color and a good head like most of Samuel Smiths. The aroma is good and the taste has elements of chocolate and coffee. A good beer, but I would agree with others that you should get the Oatmeal Stout.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ’Taddy Porter’ is an excellent example of an English porter - many Americans perceive the style to be fuller. Light chocolate and some more aggressive caramel in the flavor along with some nuttiness. A distinct ’Sam Smith’ character rounds things out. Nice, long lasting finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes great. Has that familiar Sam Smith’s taste. Truly a world classic. Needs to be in a brown bottle.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine porter of great character. Despite its medium body, the roasted malts are featured up front.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely black stuff. Magnificent head. Nice warm finish. Tastes perhaps a little too much like black coffee for my preference, though. Interesting that <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID= says it is reminiscent of <a href=’http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowBeer.asp?BeerID= Celebrator -- I had the same thought.