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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2105   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.


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!

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.


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