Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1999   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Has a dark brown color with moderate carbonation and a roasted malt/coffee smell. Taste roasted malt/coffe and finishes slightly bitter, but like JK said, it does have a bit of sourness. Overall I did not like this porter that much. It is not horrible, but there are much better ones on the market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Black with a brown head. Roasted aroma. Roasted taste with coffee and a little chocolate. Brief finish with some bitterness. Thick. Unfortunately some sourness, maybe due to the clear bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2003
A black beer with a beutiful brown head. The aroma is smoked and of roasted malt. The flavor is very smokey though mild and sweet - ending in a good bitterness. And with a great palate. All in all a great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
HUGE thick head. Light brown and frothy, dark brown body, hints of ruby. Nose of creamy light milk chocolate and cobwebs. Clean palate, gotta be light damaged a bit, bummer. Rich dark chocolate and bitter roasted malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Great beer! Wonderful body and rich flavor. Distinct, full aroma. Almost more like an easy-down stout. Wonderful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Very smooth and creamy. Sweet, chocolately undertone, with a nice blend of malts. Very complex flavor overall, just the way a good porter should be!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Rocky, creamy head. Mostly diminishing. Musky malty and chocolatey aroma. Very dark chocolate color with a ruby hue. You can even see it a little in the picture in the description. Nice mouthfeel, so smooth and velvety. Not really any hoppy bitterness. As far as porters go, this is a tasty concoction, not too sweet, hops not overdone. Maybe a little bit more chocolate or coffee character would be nice. Overall, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Deep,dark,brown,with a frothy,nice looking,tan,head. Nice lace left behind and good retention. Dark malts,chocolate,roasty aromas.Mouthfeel seems watery,but body is big?Rich malty,grainy flavors,with a bittersweet finish.Finish lingers and flavors become more enticing.I liked it much more than the last time I had this,couple years ago.Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4708) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
Rich dark beer with a light head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Rich thick creamy mouth feel and flavour. Complex taste of chocolate, molasses, roasted nuts and hops. Not overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
This is a porter truly worthy of the style. Quite dark, and roasted, balanced by sweetness and a little hop bitterness. Overall a quite pleasant beer. I may try to model my house porter after it.

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