demannu (230) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this beer quite enjoyable. Aroma is roasty with coffee and chocolate. Dark pour with tan head that fades leaving a ring around outer edges, slight lacing. Drinking it envokes a cola like experience. Light carbonation, slightly sweet, with a solid roasty quality with burnt sugar and chocolate present. Nice dry finish. Very soft and smooth, easy drinking.
Kingi (541) - - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is roasted malts and some Sugar. Dark beer with good head. Tasty and not too heavy for a porter
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with low carbonation,
Smells dark roast with coal and charcoal.
Tastes sweetish with tar and dark roast malts.
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE May 16, from Alko, 20150904) The beer poured clear and almost black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had chocolate, coffee and something metallic. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were chocolate, burnt malts, mild sourness, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was toasted and bitter. The taste was a disappointment but the aroma was pleasant.
migwell (131) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’Ingredients: Malt, cane sugar, roasted barley, hops, carbon dioxide.’ That gives me pause. A 5% ABV but with sugar added? Carbon Dioxide added as well? Sammy Smith seems to pride itself on its various organics and its Real Ale designation in many pubs... well, whatever. It does work well and the end result is a fine, easy drinking porter. Big bottle poured into a tulip. Dark brown with a lot of rapidly dissipating brown head. Light bodied, very smooth drinking, get the coffee, get the chocolate, not experiencing any bitterness, dry finish. I’m not too big on porters, but when I next get the urge, this one fills the bill quite nicely
Nevalainen (287) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black color with brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee. Taste is dry, flauvour of coffee and sugar. Taste is lightly sweet with dry and bitter finish. Pretty good porter.
AStoutFan (20) - Geneva, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opens with smoke. Tan head is weak and thin. Mildly fruity aroma. Starts smooth. Finishes with just enough dry. This is the smoothest and least bitter porter I have tried, which to me is good but I see where people find Sam Smith’s a little on the weak side. Being a porter, I didn’t think I would want the whole 550 mL bottle, but did not regret opening it even though I wasn’t in a serious beer drinking mood. Some might interpret the dryness as bitterness, I did not. Weak head brings down appearance and palate.
moderrnlifeiswar (23) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, low roastiness. In taste chocolate and licorice. Slightly watery. Dry finish with low bitterness.
adamnase (201) - Kronoby, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola
Pours black colored with a thick light brown medium-sized head.
Aroma is chocolate, malt, licorice and . Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, chocolate notes and hints of brown sugar. Really nice!!!