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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2004
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from a beer store in Dillon Colorado while on a business trip in Keystone. 500ml bottle. Tasted in a newly purchased Buzzards Bay Brewing shaker glass. Appearance is deep and dark, thin white sustained head. Aroma of rye bread, caramel, toffee and a hint of licorice. Sweet. Taste is very satisfying - Nutty, sweet, roasty, toasty with the mosty. Slight toffee sweetness comes through with a finish that has a hoppy bitterness that balances the sweet onslaught well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Very dark brown, bordering on black. Like most Sam Smith’s this on is watered down a little, but it does have a very good flavor of figs of raisins,and a light hint of coffee. Darn good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. This Has Some Oomph. Smacks you in the Aftertaste...Dry and Sweet. Some Coffee, Roast and perhaps some Bitter Chocolate. Raisins.. A Little Watery in Texture. Overall, A Very Distinctive Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
Dark ruby classic porter with balanced roasty/malty/coffee palate. Long finish with bitter sparks.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
A very dark beer with a very strong smell. To me it sort of smelled like light wine. It had very full body with a medium and the taste was way better than it smelled. A must try if you like dark full bodied beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Poured a deep dark ruby with a small head. No oxidation present, which is always a plus with a Sam Smith. Roasty, perfect carbonation, and a great creamy texture. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
These Yorkshiremen often have a problem with many things, espcecially cruicket. Many an Aussie has gone over there to teach them a few things about the fine art of leather v willow only to be shown as the superior beings. So, we can smack a ball around. Who does the better porter? No brainer. Skill, experience and ingredients all add up to the presentation of a superlative beer. Love the dark and chewy stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Poured almost black and watery...smell of coffee and roasted malts...tastes a bit thin too...too sweet for me...tasty none the less...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1230) - USA - AUG 6, 2004
Dark, black appearance. A bit thin up front, but there’s a nice bitter coffee like aftertaste. Would probably make a good session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2004
This is exactly what I expected a porter from samuel smith to taste like. Very smooth, creamy, and easy to drink. The taste and aroma are light and enjoyable. Sometimes it is nice to drink a good beer that isn’t full of incredibly robust complex flavors.


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