Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2004
what a powerful beer. ash, molasses and marmalade aroma, more of same in taste + licorice, salt, vegemite and raisins. extremely tarry which i love. looks and tastes like coal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
A dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma is caramel roasted grain and a touch of smoke. Flavour is the same with a light body and a sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2004
Smells mainly of sweet caramel. Flavour is a roasted chocolate caramel flavour. The first sip seemed overly sweet but as I got further in that subsided and the roasted chocolate flavour started to dominate instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2004
Bottle. Very fizzy, rapidly dispersing head--looks kind of like a pepsi. Dark, ruby, clear appearance. Aroma is slightly roasty. Flavor is slightly sweet, roasty, and finishes a little dry but not hoppy. A littly watery and unbalanced in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
Almost black with a tan head. Aromas of dark berry fruit, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Tangy and bitter flavors of espresso, nuts, and some sort of mineral that I can't pinpoint. A little too carbonated and a little too astringent for my taste, but this is still a well made beer. Thanks presario.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Deep blackish burgundy in color, with a great thick head. Great smell of caramel, toffee, and nuts. Tastes very malty, with hints of molasses, soy sauce, caramel, chocolate, and port. Finishes very smooth, with a nice hoppy malty tang at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Black with a small brown head. Dark chocolate and malt aromas. Flavor of black coffee and a little toasty. Slightly bitter on the end. Fizzy and burpy palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Not near as good as the Oatmeal Stout, this beer screams soy sauce at me. This would definitely compliment sushi or other Japanese foods, however, as my after-dinner drink, this one is somewhat lacking. Not much of a head and an extremely dark appearance, this beer does not follow through with a beerish taste, rather, it's just soy sauce all the way through. I'm surprised this one wasn't brewed by Kikkoman.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Nice tan head, dark brown body. Aroma of mollases, coffee, nutty. Taste is malty, slighty bitter but just the right amount. Not as good as Stone's Smoked Porter, but it is a good Porter. I guess I could have picked a 'better' beer for my 100th rating, but this one will do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
This beer has grown on me.I wasn´t too keen on it at first,but have drunk this brew regularly at my local pub.Nice looking drink,big head and black coloured body.Complex taste and a long bitter aftertaste.An enjoyable beer indeed.

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