Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 16/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 Almost like a light version of their imperial stout. A little thin, but good none-the-less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2002
malty robust porter, nice head, coffee and licorice flovours, smooth another another winner for SS

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Nice, creamy head, bubbles are a bit big and it fades quick. Good flavor, bit on the sweet side. Nice dark color and some good malt flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
This beer rocks. The nose is moderately malty with hints of toasted malt, dark bread, dark chocolate and mild coffee. I also detected a touch of raisin, smoke and licorice. This beer is pitch black with a small, creamy, off-white head. The flavor is a nice balance of lightly bitter, lightly malty and a touch sour. Coffee, chocolate and licorice abound in the flavor. The mouthfeel is full with lively carbonation. Finally, this porter finishes dry and long. Another excellent beer from Sam Smith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Good malty aroma, both roastiness and slight sweetness come through...Darkest brown with red edges, topped by beautiful tan rocky head and thick fingers of lace. Flavor is robust but with the SS trademark of fine balance of elements--malts and restrained hoppiness in fine balance...mellow coffee notes...Roasty medium-dry finish...A very fine all-around issue by one of the "old reliables" of the brewing universe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Overall a good porter, and im not a fan of porters for the most part. Very nice color and decent head. Deep reddish brown on the edges and black in the center. Nice chocolate and roasted flavors like coffee. Easy to drink although it is a large bottle(550ml). Very good but i think anchor porter has more full flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Pretty good. Initial roasted flavor with tangy sour aftertaste. Despite its self-proclamation of fame, it seems a little too weak when compared to some of the better porters. But still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 Mild, kinda sweet. Nothing special in my book (But I’m also not fond of porters). (Re-Rate) Bottle from BevMo Mira Mesa: Dark brown pour with an initial medium, but fading light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate with a hint of smoke and maybe some coffee. Flavor starts lightly sweet with a little dark chocolate, some coffee, a little smoke and a milk chocolate finish. Light-medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
A great porter. Sweet, smooth, and full bodied flavor. Wonderful aroma, great appearence, nice head. A great great beer.

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