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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2003
An excellent porter. The smell reminds me of coffee, and the taste that follows reinforces that notion. The taste is full but dry, and seems to be missing something to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronstein (175) - GŲttingen, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2003
Color dark ruby red, stable brown yet a little bit foamy head. Sweet coffee aroma. Starts with spicy malt continues roasty with notes of bitter chocolate and licorice. Finishes drier with a hint of smoke. Impression sweet and good body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
I donít know what it is I donít really like about this beer but I donít. It has a good roast malt flavor that I love, sweetness in just the right amount body is perfect but there is just something there. Go ahead and try it though most others donít have my reaction

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Opaque Dark brown to black body topped by a thick creamy light brown head with lots of lace. Sweet winelike aroma with a hint of coffee and alcohol. Slightly sweet strong malt flavor with raosted coffee and chocolate notes and a slight hoppiness. Full bodied, slightly dry and warming.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 Light and fluffy with a strange, but overwhelming fish nose. Roasty. Pasteurized. Too much fish in the aroma of this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
Deep brown with huge, lasting tan head.Carmel malt nose. Flavor starts with sweet carmel malt and ends with a lingering dose of hops. A bit on the thin side

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Quite a pleasing drink, even more so than discovering buried gold in your dead grandmother""s forehead. Dare i say this is top notch. the hops to me werent too terribly noticable. However this soft molasses blanket was, as it wrapped around these smokey bursts that explode on your tongue. Excellent with a side of cow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2003
What a great Porter! Dark purple black in color, big head taht leaves like its late for work. Sour malty aroma. Flavor is sweet and sour malt/molasses. Finish is bitter and sweetness leaves. A top notch porter if that is your style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
this porter was very balanced between its sweet taste and hops taste. Nothing distinctive, but still very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
I havenít had a bad beer yet from Sam Smithís, but this is the closest Iíve come. Nice pretty dark pour, decent taste, but somethingís wrong here that I canít quite figure out -- every time I drink one I feel like I *should* like this beer a lot more than I actually do.


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