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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: 1961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beleth (5) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2002 does not count
One of my all-time favorites. The overall flavor is rich with a very pleasant and distinct aftertaste. Perhaps this is common in Porters, however this is certainly one of the best beers out there.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Very nice!! Beautiful, long-lasting head. Caramel, sweet taste that really rings up on the sides of the tongue, somewhat reminiscient of Ayinger Celebrator. Assertive hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2002
A dissapointing brew from the brewing gods. A very light taste, light going down. I want a porter with character. The oatmeal stout is a far better brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2002
Nice head.Not as heavy as you might think.Notes of ground coffee come to mind first.The finish is great with seasalt,metallic and herb notes.Quite tangy,it will make your tongue spinning

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2004 Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is lightly malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, nuts), trace hops (flowers), with a light note of charcoal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. A lightly aromatic, simple, and easy-going porter...requires some imagination to fully enjoy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2002
I’d really like to be able to try this on draught so I could compare it with Anchor Porter. As bottled beers go, it’s incredible. As porters go, it’s what’s I expect.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 16, 2002
I had a bottle of the legendary “Taddy” tonight after work. This brew pours a lovely murky dark brown with red highlights. The large light brown rocky head is somewhat lasting and has good lacing. The moderate nose speaks of cookies, roasted cereal, caramel, coffee, herby perfume, sweaty soap, and toffee. The flavor comes to life as this sweet porter warms. Initially it is heavy with sweetness and finishes with a moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. The finish is long with a nice helping of roasted chocolate and coffee. This brew has a soft full mouthfeel that is both oily and creamy finishing clean and slightly metallic. Samuel Smith comes through again. This beer is like sex - the more I drink it, the more I like it. Cheers!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
irosen99 (2) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2002 does not count
Lovely full flavor and nose.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flatline99 (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2002
I love Samuel Smith!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2002
Wonderful color, head, and aroma! Creamy tan foam lingers for quite a while. The roasted aroma does remind me of black coffee, and the taste even more so! This is the ONLY beer I’ve tried that actually does taste like coffee, and since beer and coffee are my two favorite beverages, I like it...alot! The sweet although slightly sour finish reminds me of Coffee Nip candy, too. The last porter I tried, I couldn’t stand. This one is now one of my absolute favorites of ANY style!


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