Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2053   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2927) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in color, tan head. Milk chocolatey sweetness and soft roasted notes in aroma. Nice darkness here. Roasted notes, salty licorice vibes in taste. Dark chocolate in aftertaste. Good, but would suite better on a colder day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (123) - SPAIN - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Average tan head. Clear opaque very dark brown (black appearance). Aroma is prune, liquorice and cocoa. Taste is Prune, roasted malt, liquorice, cocoa and black coffee. Medium body, high carbonation. A great porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (331) - - APR 7, 2015
Black brown colour with firm head. Smell od coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste od roasted dark chocolate, cane, caramel with presence of little roasty or even smoke in aftertaste. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
roasty, toast, herbs, brown, black, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2937) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Nearly black with some deep-ruby edges. Solid tan head mounts nicely & lasts for a bit. Nose loaded with coffee, figs, roasted malt, & a hint of underlying residual sweetness. Huge roasted barley flavor up front with hints of coffee beans. Mid-palate, a large wave of dark fruits completely takes over. Dates, figs, raisins, with a small undercurrent of bittersweet cocoa. Strange combination of sweet, tangy, & bitter. A touch of red grape, anise, roasted malt, & cacao in the finish. Kind of dry. Not bad, but I didn’t love the hefty dark fruit in the latter half.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpamOfDeath (18) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
550ml bottle. Thin, inky black porter, with an oatmeal colored head that dissipates quickly. Malty lager aroma, forward flavor of bitter that dissipates to malty flavor that had a quick finish. Low alcohol content means the flavor stays forward. Similar to a Murphys rather than a Guinness in terms of body and bitterness. Excellent porter for drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (353) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours almost black with a thin dark ruby cast along the edges. Outstanding head volume, world class retention and lacing. Light nose of dark fruit (plum, fig), with just hints of coffee, prune and chocolate. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a light prickly effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is good, with reasonable intensity, complexity and balance. It begins with a blended flavor that is tart and separates into light notes of roast and coffee and just a hint of chocolate. The middle introduces a slight sweetness underneath. As the sweetness fades, dark fruit is present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle: deep brown or toffee colored, medium head and lace. Very dense, dark roast, malty & smokey aroma. Dried fruit, coffee & cocoa. Dry with just a hint of sourness and moderate to low bitterness. Loads of smokey flavor. Rich but has a freshness. Seems slightly hollow but still has nice flavors. Malt dominates. The high CO2 helps with texture and freshness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1357) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2015
deep dark brown colour, medium sized beige-ish head; aroma of cocoa, some ash and dried berrie notes; taste is the same; well ballanced porter; really enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1815) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin beige head that fades into a rim and leaves some lacing. Nose is of coffee, bran and raisins. Taste is of dark malts, coffee and chicoree. Never heavy. Body is medium, carbonation soft and mouthfeel just smooth. Overall a nice and classic porter!

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