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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, toast, Appearance black, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, creamy, average carbonation, Overall a very nice flavorful porter with roasty characteristics. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FatTony (185) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2015
550ml bottle. Poured out a beautiful auburn brown with a thick wheat head and heavy lacing. Aroma was sweet malt and taste was malty with caramel and a slightly floral finish. Good mouth feel. All-in-all, excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (366) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pour from bottle into 4 oz taster. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with molasses, chocolate. Appearance is dark brown/black with minimal head. Taste is similar to aroma. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and soft carbonation. Overall, true to the style with a little individual wrinkle to the molasses side. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartholos (136) - GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, opaque with a coppery glim and a small tan head. Strong roasted aromas in the nose with coffee, some dark chocolate and a hints of dark fruits and light touch of sherry. Mostly dry taste with a light sweet start that turns into a bitter finish. The taste of coffee is dominating, complemented by notes of chocolate and fruits. However, taste stays back a behind behind the promising aromas in the nose. Still, the roasted malts and the dry bitter flavor resemble coffee quite nicely. The body is medium with medium carbonation. Light bitter finish that keeps the coffeish touch a while longer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1803) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
550ml bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Kings Parade. Dark brown with quickly disappearing tan head. Carbonation is very lively. Brown sugar, milk chocolate, roasted malt. Slight metallic smell. Very sweet taste with a small bit of bitter in the finish. Balanced finish with cocoa on the aftertaste. Full body with massive tickly carbonation. Pretty darn good.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
promontor (99) - HUNGARY - DEC 4, 2015
0.33l bottle, from csakajósör. Small beige head, not very persistent. Black colour. Aroma is promising, though moderate: chocolate and berries. Taste is dissapointingly simple, some coffee and coke. Plus some unidentifiable medicin-like bitterish taste. Palate is terrible, way too fizzy. Aftertaste is again that unidentifiable medicin-like bitterish taste. Did not like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (759) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2015
Cioccolatosa e caffettosa come tradizione vuole, malti tostati e affumicati avvolgono naso e palato lasciando un piacevole retrogusto persistente. Setosa, cremosa, beverina; buona!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1285) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
55cl bottle at home from Bert’s Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Body is dark brown, head is big, beige, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasted malt, flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruits, mild coffee. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, dry texture, average lasting. Easy dessert beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (432) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Quite good. The taste is quite sweet with some caramel or maybe smoke. Soft and full-bodied.


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