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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2004
poured dark brown with mahagony edges, with a tan head. aroma , caramel, dark brown sugar, prunes, molasses. flavor, daark fruits,malts,dr. pepper like cola,coffee, pineapple, vanilla. another good one from s. s.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Very smooth, a true porter. Notes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Looks like a glass of Coke in my pin class with bubbles coming up constantly. Interesting looking, frothy tan head. Perfect to drink with a hearty steak meal on a rainy July 5th. Perfect amount of taddyness. Another fine example from Sam Smith. One of my favorite examples of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Really dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma, and in the flavor. Slight bitterness on the end, not that thatís a bad thing. Mighty fine!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otaku (5) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee. Appearance: Very dark, almost black. Tall, creamy head with decent lacing. Flavor: Strong roasted malt taste. Fig and molasses flavors compliment the chocolate and coffee very well. Palate: Medium bodied, mild carbonation. Overall: at 5%ABV and great taste and texture, this is a very drinkable brew. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Iím not a huge porter fan for the most part, but this one is pretty good. Would love to try it on tap.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2004
I love porters. THis brew made me want to puke everywhere. Looks like coal. Lovely looking brew. Nice foamy head that lingers on and on. Nose is really dirty. Like someone tooka handful of earth and mixed it with soda water. Not very chocolatey or malty in the nose. Hops dominate the nose. Earthy ones. Fuggles? Probably and I despise fuggles. To the tongue it is roasty and bitter but in a really English way that makes me want to puke and die all at once. Gross Grat

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Bottle. Deep dark color with a nice fluffy head. Malty. Roasty chocolate flavor. Coffee like. Enjoyable. Full bodied. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2004
18.5 ml bottle. You know, the more I try Sammy Smith brews, the more I am impressed. This is one of my favorite prters. Dark brown, tan head. Clear. Roasty chocolate carmel aroma. Flavor is mellow, with lots of carmel and chocolate. Body is nice and full. Tasty and satisfying session porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (3661) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2004
A bit fuity of an aroma for a porter. Definite grape componant. Even when poured carefully, a persistant dk tan head makes itself known. Very dark. Fist impression is buttery, smooth, and woody/smokey like I think Porters should be. A bit more fizz than I am uesd to for the genre, fuitiness is not here anymore and a bit more bitter trailing aftertaste. Soft and smooth going down. I definately wont mind finishing this 19ouncer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Just what Iím looking for in a porter. Deep brown in color with a khaki head. Nice nuttiness on the nose and in the taste, along with a kick of liquor. Very smooth on the palate, and warm going down. In the middle of summer is not the best time to drink this one, but what the hell, itís still a great beer.


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