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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1956   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
tasty, multi-flavorful, has both thick and thin qualities? yes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mitch3499 (45) - APO, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
A another good beer from Sams smiths...this beer is an enjoyable experience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2002
Dark ale. Malt aroma, alcohol, roasted malt. Not enough body for a porter, strong roasted malt character, hint of liquorice. Final dominated by the roasted malt bitterness and a residual sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 26, 2002
Good Stuff !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Another excellent English version of the Porter. Did not find a strong coffee or chocolate flavor. I thoght the term to use is balance. The finish is not bitter like too many American versions.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pah57 (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2002
My favourite of all the stouts & porters I tried last night.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2002
Great color and aroma and decent head. Subtle chocolate hints hide behind the coffee bitterness. Truly a pleasure to imbibe.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 Re-rate: whats the deal, all these Sam Smiths beers used to taste so good for me! This is stale and sweet, thats all i can really add, very dissapointing. Sweet caramel and not a whole lot else, mouthfeel is dead/stale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Very dark, as it should be, but somewhat watery/thin---not what I expected but very good for winter drinking, in a tulip-shaped wine glass...?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1050) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2001
I am new to dark beers, however this is by far my favorite porter. Great roasted taste, nice feel on the palate. This beer is worth a try.


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