Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2088   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Dark brown with a large carmel colored head. A sweetness is present in the aroma along with mild coffee tones. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel that has a mild bitterness from start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2004
Pours dark ruby/brown with a large tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel, almost molassas. Flavor is sweet and malty. Caramel and coffee with almost a smokey quality. Finish is nicely bitter with dry aftertaste. Body is a little light. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Amazing aroma, delicious flavour. Not nearly as bitter as most porters, and that's a good thing - I've probably been drinking them too cold... stupid fridge. This beer is simply superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2004
very pleasing, winelike aroma, pleasant flavor, slightly malty, but not overpowering like many porters i've had, finish starts sweet and ends bitter. Excellent beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1237) - Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Nice sweet aroma of malt and chocolate. Bright is a good adjective. Very nice tan head and a deep dark brown body. Nice full mouthfeel with small bubbles of carbonation. Finish is dry with excellent roasted notes and just slightly astringent. Not as much chocolate in the taste as the aroma. Just not as clean as I would like, but still the best porter to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Roasted chocolate and coffee nose with a hunt of alcohol and cherries. Surprisingly dry taste, almost sour. Seems overly carbonated on my tounge. There is a woody flavor I'm not used to in porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5999) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1304) - 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

   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.

   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.

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