Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 2188   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Bottled. Poured with no head and had a grassy / wheatgrass smell. The taste followed suit, with some coffee flavors. This is a very unusual porter due to its vegetal nose and taste. It isn't one of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Dark, almost black. A little bit of a chocolate smell, taste is nutty and a little creamy. Not much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2003
550 ml Bottle pours a red-black color with the red only showing with sun back light. The head is a tan color and rather nice and rocky leaving lace as it diminishes. The aroma is chocolate and coffee and toast. The flavor starts out malt sweet and progresses into roasted malt, and finishing with a minor hop showing - additionally, some fruitiness that I can't pinpoint; this produces a dark chocolate sensation that is quite pleasant. The palate is nice for the flavor, being somewhat rich and not very carbonated. Overall, I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Beautiful rich coffee coloring. Nice toasty malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Taste is smokey with rich malts reminiscent of dark chocolate. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VAYankee (345) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1748) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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