Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Rocky, creamy head. Mostly diminishing. Musky malty and chocolatey aroma. Very dark chocolate color with a ruby hue. You can even see it a little in the picture in the description. Nice mouthfeel, so smooth and velvety. Not really any hoppy bitterness. As far as porters go, this is a tasty concoction, not too sweet, hops not overdone. Maybe a little bit more chocolate or coffee character would be nice. Overall, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Deep,dark,brown,with a frothy,nice looking,tan,head. Nice lace left behind and good retention. Dark malts,chocolate,roasty aromas.Mouthfeel seems watery,but body is big?Rich malty,grainy flavors,with a bittersweet finish.Finish lingers and flavors become more enticing.I liked it much more than the last time I had this,couple years ago.Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2003
Rich dark beer with a light head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Rich thick creamy mouth feel and flavour. Complex taste of chocolate, molasses, roasted nuts and hops. Not overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
This is a porter truly worthy of the style. Quite dark, and roasted, balanced by sweetness and a little hop bitterness. Overall a quite pleasant beer. I may try to model my house porter after it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Another one of my favorites from Samuel Smiths. I loved it. Coffee and chocolate of course. Bitter and sweet and most of all, tasty...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Cookie,toasted,caramel,chocolate, coffee, and Prune aroma. Medium creamy tan head, small lacing. thick,dark black body. Bitter, sweet first taste. sweet finish with long finish duration. Excellent porter. Full, sweet and syrupy. I was sorry it was over. Definately buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A moderately robust porter with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is like bakers chocolate with some sugar thrown in. Some coffee in the nose. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. It's decent, but lacks the complexity of some of the better porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A decent, robust porter, aroma of malts and grains, flavor of cocoa and malts. Rich, smooth and creamy body with a long-lasting frothy head. A very dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4434) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2003
Dark beer with an initial frothy coffee head and a light coffee nose. Very vineous flavour that is slightly hopped with a thick and smooth mouth feel. A reasonable and pleasant English beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cckevin (43) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Nice thick creamy tan head that laced it's way down the glass to the very end. Clear and dark pour, no noticable cloudiness or particles. Very good aroma, sweet. Nice creamy feel in the mouth that leaves a pleasant coating after you swallow. Seemed a bit sweet overall.

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