Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (42) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Pours dark with a good head that stays. It goes down very smoothly with a tangy taste mixing with the background barley notes. The first few sips had an unpleasant metallic taste to them, which I often associate with bottom of the barrel pints, or bad plumbing. Unfortunately this was from a bottle so a little unusual. The taste faded away latter on in the pint but it spoiled the experience a little for me. It was probably just the batch though, and it was otherwise pleasant. If not quite matching the hightes of some of thie stouts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
light burnt,roasted chocolate, brown, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light bitter and light watery finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (217) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Deep dark brown pour with lasting beige 1/2 finger. Amazing roasted aromas mix with candied fruit. One of the best smelling brews I’ve sniffed. Flavor is less complex though delicious - mostly malty with the softest dry bitter at the finish. Kinda perfect for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malingil (15) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Erscheinung: Tief Schwarz mit luftigem, cremefarbigem Schaum. Nase: Geröstetes Malz mit SojaSauce und leichter Süsse. Geschmack: Süsse Kaffenote mit kohlegout. Bitterkeit und Röstaromen bilden den Nachgeschmack. Fazit: Gutes Süffiges Porter. Nicht zu schwer. Würde ich wieder trinken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Roasted malts, liquorice and some chocolate. Mild bitterness and moderate sweetness. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1584) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, with a large, frothy, tan head that refuses to fully dissipate. The nose is bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, toasted oak, with some caramel and anise. Nice, sweet and roasty flavor, with a nice touch of bitterness in the finish that keeps it from being cloying. Medium body, creamy, a little thin, and lightly acidic. This is a well balanced, flavorful and easy porter. Not overly complex, thick, or aggressive, but quietly tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Large light brown foam which holds very long. Lovely aroma of roasted malt and English licorice. Tasting notes is English licorice, roasted malt and only a discreet hop aftertaste reflects quite how I think a porter should have tasted in London at the time. I think it is an experience that everyone should try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, soy sauce, something tinny and smoky things. Taste is similar but thins out a bit too much. Like others have mentioned, this is lacking depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seehaferb23 (125) - - SEP 20, 2015
The Cannery Row Beer Club enjoyed this. We enjoyed this although thought there could be a little fuller in taste. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (126) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Edinburgh offy. Ok, and slightly better than their Chocolate Stout. Some depth at first, but gets thinner as you go on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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