Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Deep brown color with a small tan head. Smells of sweet chocolate and has a skunky aroma. Taste malted coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2003 Apperance is solid black. Aroma is excellent, quite similar to smelling your morning coffee. Flavor is bitter and tart. I was not expecting sourness to be present in a porter. Mostly coffee with some hints of chocolate. I'm not sure this met my high expectations and its a little bit of an odd take on a porter, but its good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1528) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Pitch dark with a big creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malts and even some tobacco. Tasted a nuttiness with the sweetness, maybe it was the barley. Smooth aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
One of my favorite porters, an almost opaque blackness with a solid tan head, excellent lacing, full-bodied. A semi-sweet chocolate and coffee aroma, major roasted malts! Very nice balance between sweetness and tartness on the palate, a hint of port-like qualities too, good mouthfeel, creamy. A mild and lingering bitterness. World-class porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Sweet, dark porter from the best brewery in the world. I wish I could get more of their beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2003
Bottled. Almost black with flashes of red brown, excellent rocky coffee-beige creamy head with good lace and near perfect level of condition that dissolves on the tongue. Coffee chocolate aromas that have a slight woody edge but soon dissipate, creamy smooth in the mouth like cold cappuccino and a long long finish that gets roastier as it lengthens. Get a big bottle and a small glass and marvel at that gorgeous head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4624) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2003
Malty aroma, caramel swee. Big head, black coloured, loads of bubbles. Taste is very malty, caramel, bit burned, sweet and bitter. Moderate bitter palate. Nice all those porters and stouts, but they all taste the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Deep garnet brown. Big, creamy, tan head leaves intricate lacing. Malty aroma with hints of toffee and caramel. A little bite up front. Soft carbonation. Carmel sweetness dominates with a hint of brown sugar. A little thin on the palate. Slightly acidic, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Nice counter-part to the Oatmeal. Only this is a better choice for sessions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 Aroma is that of whiskey.Very black in color. Sweet chocolate taste that seems a little burnt. Nice porter overall.

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