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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2071   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
pours with medium-sized tan head. Opaque black with ample carbonization. Fruity esters from that yummy Yorkshire-stone yeast in the aroma, with malty and chocolate notes. Roasted flavors, too, with a bit of astringency in the aftertaste. Not as full or creamy in mouthfeel as I would like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2003
Dark color, large frothy head. Aroma is roasted malts, bit coffee and licorice. Bitter taste of roasted barley, little coffee and cherry. Quite creamy texture, with a sharp roasted hint. Bitter smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Ahhh, all the pleasing characteristics of Samuel Smiths, in a porter. Alas, I wished it was a bit more coffee/chocolate tasting. Ah, well, I'll make do. A little coffee, cherry, and roastedness to it. Very smooth palate. Enjoyed it very much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Sweet malty, and chocolate aroma. Opaque dark brown, small head. Roasty and chocolate flavors, very dry, a little bit thin. This one is overrated in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 Thick off white head, which doesn't last too long or leave much lacing. Deep red color, almost black. Smells of coffee, sugars, and cotton candy. It has a very thin feel, but goes down very smooth and leaves a coffee bitterness. I also taste hints of toffee and chocolates. The flavors don't seem to last too long after the swallow, but maybe my senses are dulled from the cold.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2049) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2003
bought this in the old style1pt.2.7 oz bottle( clear glass) gold foil round neck. This is a marvelous beer to behold deep dark dark brown almost black with a large smooth off white head which is still clinging on minutes later..great Scent is very malty ..with a slight coffee smell also. Taste is surprisingly "thin" but a good bitterness on the back of the tongue..again dark roast black coffee is in there somehow ! Feels just grand in the mouth quite smooth surprisingly/ Altogether one of the most drinkable Porters i have had the pleasure to meet!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
Strong aroma of roasted malt, raisin and coffee. Roasted malt flavor. Firm toasty bitterness with pear and pineapple. Loads of aroma and flavor. Good lacing, full bodied. Long coffee finish. Fine example of a porter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2003
quite dark with biege, fast dissipating head. coffee is the dominant flavour, and this beer is really quite thin. plenty of sweet flavours, a bit of caramel and chocolate etc. roasty and sweet aftertaste. a must try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
r464 (2011) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Extremely smooth. Very dark, rapidly vanishing head. A roasted coffee flavor. Medium bodied without a hint of the alcohol within. A bit of sourness, like a deep red wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Rather light for a porter. Drinks smoothly and has a little roasted coffee taste. Nothing extraordinary about this, though.


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