Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4502) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Very dark brown, almost black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Dark chocolate, roast, brown sugar in aroma. Plums, ashy, heavy roast, chocolate, limestone in taste. Bit ashy roast and drying hops in aftertaste. Hops are nice. I miss something from this beer. Depth maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1841) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
550ml bottle from Blackers Hall farm shop, Wakefield. Black brown colour, beige foam head with lacing and aroma of bready roast malt, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins. Taste is roasted malt, bready, chocolate, dark fruit, smokey notes with some bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasty bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1909) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, malt, roast, and some smokey notes. Overall: good, although it feels somewhat dead. Gets worse as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, Pours dark brown to black liquid, medium stable frothy tan head, Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, griotte cherries,Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour dark chocolate, roasted notes/ coffee, red fruits, ripe cherries, red wine, bit tannin at the end, Palate: medium body, slick to creamy texture, average to lively carbonation, long roasty bitter fruity finish, Overall: very good, realy enjoyed, nice harmonic smooth porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1430) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2015
.33l bottle from Alko Minimani. Pours black with medium head. Aroma is coffee, dark malts, ash, chocolate, coco beans and dark fruits. Flavor is mostly same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (555) - - SEP 5, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts and some Sugar. Dark beer with good head. Tasty and not too heavy for a porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - SEP 5, 2015
Poured with low carbonation, Smells dark roast with coal and charcoal. Tastes sweetish with tar and dark roast malts. Good drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5615) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
(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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
’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

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