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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1936   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Mmmm, chocolate. Little carbonation, no head. Flavor wasn’t as strong as I like. Otherwise, this is some good stuff. Worth a look and worth the money.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
This has a warm chocolatey nose with lots of roasted malt. It pours midnight black with a smooth tan head. The body was a bit disappointing and could have been much thicker and sweeter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
This one seems to be missing the burnt flavor I was expecting from a good porter. It still tastes great, but it’s almost as sweet as the oatmeal stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Nice roasted barley flavor. Fruity flavored with a good coffee/chocolate finish. One of the better porters I have tried.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7976) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002
Roasted malts combine with a slight sweetness and a fruity tang. Quite acceptable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Very good stuff--all the right Porter roastiness and chocolate grains. Some fruit in the background. Great stuff, but these flavors come a lot cheaper.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calusa99 (8) - Lynn Haven, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002 does not count
Great porter, thick, firm head, chocolate nose, good feel in mouth, has coffee/cocoa finish. Darned good porter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2002
This is THE porter. No competition. Very dry, roasty, and perfectly balanced. Absolutely the best, in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Creamy and lasting tan head atop a deep darkness. Chocolate/Dark Fruit/Alcoholic nose. Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly heavy, with an excellent texture - a silken richness, if you will. Clean and rounded flavor. Fruity with a nip of alcohol. Finishes clean, with hints of roasted coffee. Very well made and easy to drink. Unlike your typical roasty/toasty/chocolatey/sweet American Porter; some qualities I yearned for. However, this beer was excellent, in a traditional English porter sort of way ;)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 Almost like a light version of their imperial stout. A little thin, but good none-the-less.


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