Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1989   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
justone7 (7) - - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Pours quite dark, with about Haig ajn inch of tan head that lingers for over 5 minutes. Not much lacing add it dissipates. Nose is roasted malt with a hint of sweetness. Taste leads with raisin sweetness and finishes with traditional bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
thinner than i like, but thatís what the style calls for, and SS does it well. much better (no skunky beer) now that theyíve done away with the clear glass...not spectacular, but worth a shot. more like a brown

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UrbanCaveman (60) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Poured from a pint bottle into a Paulaner dimpled stein, at about 50 degrees F. A: The pour is a deep, dark, clear brown, with light evident through it. That light vanishes once itís in the glass, however - holding it to daylight reveals only an opaque wall of 90%+ dark chocolate, with a faint ruddy tinge of light along the bottom. This beer forms a beautifully thick ecru head, which takes some time to die down to a ring around the glass. Virtually no lacing forms during drinking. S: The nose opens with rich earth and roasted grains, shot through with a light coffee note and a touch of raisin. The usual suspects of caramel and toffee are present as well, at the same level as the raisin. T: Several different notes of dark roasted malt, mostly bitter with torched caramel and toffee. The earthiness swells in towards the middle, reminding me of "chocolate cake"-grade garden soil. What raisin fruitiness is present is muted and faint, a very slight counterpoint to the earthen and malt bitter flavors. The finish lingers as roasted malt and soil. M: Light and verging towards watery, without quite degenerating all the way there. O: Iím a fan. This doesnít strike me quite as complex and tasty as an Edmund Fitzgerald, but it is a solid porter, and enjoyable. I think thatís due to the heavy focus on the earthen flavors, which threaten to overpower the malt at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1029) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with ruby glints in the light. A nice looking rich caramel colored head forms and retains well making for a good looking beer. It has a clean, unassuming medium roasted barley aroma. Thick for a porter; nice and creamy-smooth. Dates, roasted malt, and a smidgen of coffee. Hard to be Sammyís quality and consistency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 19, 2014
Dry cacao, brown bread, cracker. Eloquent malts, not sweet at all. Dry ending, woody. Not quite as rich as I wanted, especially in mouth feel. Simpler ending. Low abv thins this down too much for me. Well made though. (33cl bottle from Saveur BiŤre)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Wonderful beer. Well bodied and a very nice taste. Good mix of hops and malts as well. its famous for its history and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Goes down smooth and tastes like the epitome of what a porter is supposed to taste like outside all the innovation. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Dark chocolate and light roast. Creamy texture. Light sour mash finish and a small dose of bitterness. Bottle from Chevy chase.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Beautiful bottle art, first of all. Pours a deep brown almost black color forming a medium creamy brown head. Some lacings are left S: Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Great T: Roasted in the nose too. Notes of coffee and roasted malts. Quite dry and bitter as it should be with a light sour end M: Light to medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Could be a bit more creamy like the Imperial Stout version O: High drinkability. Delicious Porter. Highly recommended [ BA Review @ 4/30/2010 ]

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie Says nutty and malty but not much there. Julie gives a. 3 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. has some solid molasses on the nose. has a lot of malty sweetness on the tongue. finishes clean. solid example of style.

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