Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 The best porter I have tried to date. Amazingly smooth without the normal dark bite of this style. The beer is almost too smooth, as some of the flavor gets covered up. Very good anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Another nice beer from Samuel Smith. Not my favorite porter, but tasty and well made none the less. Very drinkable. Pours a jet black color with a lingering tan head. It has a good malty aroma. Flavor is smooth with hints of malts and coffee. Full bodied and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
i was very impressed with this beer. roasted malt taste with very slight hints of chocolate. black in color and the aroma of it will fill any room. one of my favorite beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Dark, opaque body with a thin, tan head. Slight hops in the nose with some of the smoky malt. The smokiness really comes out in the taste. One of the better porters available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 Rerate Still a very good porter, just not quite worthy of a 4.4. Mouthfeel not quite as thick and the had not quote as frothy. The oiliness is a bit overodne as well. Original 4.4 Excellent Porter. Good clean - chocolate/coffee aroma with a deep dark pour. Flavor starts off sweeet (chocolate/coffee) but leads into something else as it warms - kind of oily - but in a pleasant way. Little head, with a small bit of lace. Took a while to get to this one but worth the wait. Finishes strong - no dirt aftertaste. Almost rivals Fullers for best Porter - but not quite!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Currently my favorite beer. My first thought was of bacon. The intense and complex flavor does have coffee, but still tastes slightly like bacon to me. For some reason that is a good thing. The beer leaves the palate as happy as can be and ready for another. I highly recommend. Re-Rate: People change, seasons change, somtimes catapillars turn into butterflies, and other times either a beer changes or a person’s tastes changes. This is a very good beer, but not as near perfect as I once thought.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2002
Chocolately nose with a hint of sour milk. Dark black color and big foamy tan head. Atringentness in the flavor profile. also toasted malt and a little butter. Bitter espresso finish. Med-full body, cream mouth and a decent balance of complex flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2002
Sweet malt, roasted coffee flavor. Wonderful black body with a nice medium hazelnut brown frothy head. Flavor like chocolate with 50 % cocao beans. Roasted malt. Numbs your tongue but has a watery finish. Nice though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 pours almost black with huge tan head, nice roasted coffee taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Dark brown body, good head retension, thick mouthfeel with plenty of roasted flavor. A good porter, although not a favorite.

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