Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 2201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Good porter. Dark black appearnce with a tiny tan head. Strong barley wine, alcohol aroma. Bitter flavor. Good vanilla, coffee taste. Slight malty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
strong, alcohol smell. tastes much better then it smells. jet black body. mocha flavoring. very nice. malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Pours a jet-black with a small off-white head. Head goes fast. Flavor is very roasted, malt, coffee, choclate. Very balanced taste with a creamy ending. Very drinkable, and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle. Opaque black oily body with a half finger beige head. Nose is malty. First flavors to come out are toffee, roasted malt, light hops, apple, and sugar. The mouthfeel is a little bit sour, like there is a touch of vinegar in it. Second flavor notes are pine, vanilla, and caramel. As far as power goes, this is a moderate porter. It isn’t overpowering, but it is not too mild. Leaves a bitter aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Light aroma... light cinnamon hued head with a full pour. First sip filled the mouth with a gummy texture, sweet and smooth. Like malted coffee, vanilla bites and a dark chocolate finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Enjoyed it thoroughly and will have again!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2004
Dark brown color, coffee aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish. medium porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is cocoa, vanila, and fig. Has the classic Sam Smith’s taste to it as well as chocolate and some coffee. I definately taste some slight vanilla as well. Has an oily mouthful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Poured a dark brown with a light tan head, and has a coffee aroma, not a bad porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
poured dark brown w/a tan head. roasty aroma, coffee-chocolatey taste to it w/a good bitter end...a good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2004
Black, small brownish head. Aroma from cocoa and cream, vanilla and fruity from plums and citrus. Flavor from coffee and it is a little bit sour. Good but not as good as some other beers from this brewery.

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