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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle in LA. Taster. All Samuel Smith beers have that distinct profile, perhaps from the water: Sourness, astringency, soy sauce. For me these all detract from an otherwise nice porter. Can’t enjoy this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2015
Black colour, big beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, hops, hint of smoke. Dry lightly sweet taste, bitter finish and aftertaste. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. Good porter, quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2015 550 ml bottle. About time I got to this ale. It’s pretty widely available so it’s been passed up on numerous occasions in favor of new or rarer brews. Pours with a large, durable head that manages to be both kind of sudsy as well as creamy. Near black, opaque body. The head limits the aromatics. After it settles a while, there’s an appealing mix of roasted grains with toffee, dates and dark dried fruits. The flavor carries a generous load of dark malts with faint smoke, no char, and some spicy hops Overall: rich and flavorful. An excellent English porter that’s up with Fuller’s London Porter as among the best of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (995) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Black with quick diminishing brown head. Aroma- light roasted malt. Taste- toasty malt, chocolate, coffee and light grassy bitterness. Soft and easy drinking. I can see why this is an iconic Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (474) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Dark brown, soft carbonation, seems cloudy. Malty, roasted. Soft with a moderate bitter finish. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdomig (654) - München, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Aroma is coffee, malt, light honey. Appearance is cloudy dark brown, almost black. Light brown-ish foam. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Very well balanced, soft carbonation, light dryness. Adorable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (532) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 27, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Negra petróleo, espuma bege cremosa de boa formação e persistência. Aroma trás um leve dulçor de uva passa, maltada, torrado. Paladar de dulçor caramelado tostado, espresso aguado, amargor de malte torrado. Corpo leve, foi a única coisa que ficou devendo, mas atende ao estilo, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste de média duração, em geral bem equilibrada e dentro do esperado.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (63) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5936) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
light burnt,roasted chocolate, brown, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light bitter and light watery finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (289) - 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.


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