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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2184   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (344) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Pours deep dark brown with a tawny head. Rich malt aroma with chocolate and toffee. Possesses a silky smooth texture with the flavor of chocolate, a little smokey, a subtle touch of fruit. Dry chocolate malt finish. There are some strong similarities to the oatmeal stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Black color, thick tan head. Coffeeish, tangy aroma. That same tanginess accompanies a chocolate malt flavor. There's a hint of over-ripe apple in there, too. The aftertaste is of dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2003
This is a good porter. Coffee, toffee, and malt flavor. Finishes creamy, smooth, and clean.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
I may be partial to this beer, because it was one of the first real beers I tried. This is a very dark, yet medium bodied beer, with great flavor and a rather short but good finish. This is one of my go to beers.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Actually a bit like the Oatmeal Stout. Same color, but a little sweeter. Maybe a bit more of a toffee flavor. Definitely smells differently, like wine or a good cognac. Rich and smooth. Very short finish. Tangy flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
This was just incredibly tasty, and choch full o flavor. A very nice, dare I say soothing aroma, that has a slightly smoked, somewhat roasted smell coming through in the pour. The taste is very nutty, and again slightly roasted with some fruit flavors, of the darker variation coming through very strong in the mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy, and very highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Dark black color. Medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, not very sweet. A light to medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolate with a touch of smoke and wood. Hints of vanilla and plums. Nicely balanced. Smooth flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours dark brown with ruby edges. Huge tan head that leaves quite a bit of lace. Doughy aroma, some chocolate. Dark malt flavors. Decent porter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2003
An excellent beer! Filled with aroma of chocolate and (as Tim said) cookie dough, and chocolate and dark malts dominate this full-bodied beer. Wow!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (496) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Has a cookie dough-like aroma and is black like anything. Taste in the back reminds me of the oatmeal stout. I will buy this one again.


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