Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2002
Quality written all over it. I musta hit the pour right on, becuause the head developed nicely and stayed for a while. A bit nutty in the aroma, roasty, and a tad sweet. Exactly those components are in the flavor. Quite straightforward that way. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1503) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2002
very dark, no head to speak of, moderately thin and quite malty indeed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Somewhat of a weak aroma, but the flavor makes up for that..especially after it warms a little. A roasted, sweet maltiness that’s easy on the palate. Although not amazing, still a tasty brew. As other said, the Oatmeal Stout from this brewer is a better tasting experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Excellent. Good roasted barley malt flavor with some sweetnees to balance it out. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2002
This is definately a good porter nice roasted malt taste yet a little sweet finish. i do prefer my porters a little fuller in body though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Initially somewhat watery and thin, but it shapes up nicely as it warms. Roasted malt and astringency in the nose with accompanying roasted coffee flavor and some sweetness up front. Settles, as it warms, into a nice mochaccino flavor (milk & bitter chocolate with dark roasted coffee). Very interesting dark ruby color with a large, tan head. Nice and pleasant, but the mochaccino flavor teetered on the brink of becoming a distraction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Not too dissimiliar from other dark Samuel Smith beers. This one isn’t as good as the oatmel stout, but it is definately worth trying. It is mildly sweet for a porter, and has a refreshing aftertaste. Very dark appealing appearence, and a good oder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pilsnerrogge (2533) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
Very dark. Thin body. Sweet but bitter. Somewhat unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2002
nice dark color, good malty taste with hints of caramel and coffee, tad thin, nice porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
This one has a nice dark color and a good head like most of Samuel Smiths. The aroma is good and the taste has elements of chocolate and coffee. A good beer, but I would agree with others that you should get the Oatmeal Stout.

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