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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2039   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
This was just incredibly tasty, and choch full o flavor. A very nice, dare I say soothing aroma, that has a slightly smoked, somewhat roasted smell coming through in the pour. The taste is very nutty, and again slightly roasted with some fruit flavors, of the darker variation coming through very strong in the mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy, and very highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Dark black color. Medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, not very sweet. A light to medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolate with a touch of smoke and wood. Hints of vanilla and plums. Nicely balanced. Smooth flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours dark brown with ruby edges. Huge tan head that leaves quite a bit of lace. Doughy aroma, some chocolate. Dark malt flavors. Decent porter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (511) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2003
An excellent beer! Filled with aroma of chocolate and (as Tim said) cookie dough, and chocolate and dark malts dominate this full-bodied beer. Wow!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Has a cookie dough-like aroma and is black like anything. Taste in the back reminds me of the oatmeal stout. I will buy this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Excellent porter, dark and delicious with a fair head, sat well and was greatly accompanied with a bag of pretzels and court TV civil case.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2003
This beer is a deep brown color almost very black. My first thought upon tasting is of sweet malt and soy sauce. Very malty and it has a lightly roasted chocolate flavor. Almost approaches a thick malt syrup taste. This beer feels very smooth at it coats my tongue. There is no real head to speak of on this beer, not much in the way of bitterness either. This beer always reminds me of a well aged stout that has taken on notes of sherry from oxidation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 18, 2003
A very good porter by a classic brewery. Has good chocolate and coffee flavors. Pour fairly dark. This is not the best porter but it is tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
This was my first porter. Pours opaque with hints of roasted coffee and malty sweetnes. It was very good with a slight bite in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a dark brown (almost black) with a thin tan head. Rich, sweet malt aroma. Flavors of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Enjoyable beer!


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