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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2173   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2016
Aromas a cacao y regaliz Buen aspecto y carbónatacion justa Seca en boca con notas a café y cacao ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
torejh (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavour of chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lambister (413) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2016
355ml bottle from Finland’s lovely monopoly. Dark brown with nonexistent head. Nose is bit closed and it has carbonation in it. Palate is smooth and balanced with some crisp rye and malt notes which are presented well in this low abv. brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1482) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2016
Average light-brown frothy head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Flat black thick body. Aroma: milk chocolate, moderate malt, alcohol. Initial flavor: light sweet, smoked and salty hints. Final flavor: very light astringent (minor flaw from a months expiration), smoked and very light sweet. Palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Malty background. Stands out from other Porters. Less coffee and chocolate than the average, but theyre present. 120s

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods in Omaha. Pours black with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste was sweet, nutty and coffee. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (264) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Black body with a pale beige head.
Malty roasted caramel aroma with notes of liquorice.
Rather dry and medium bitter. Light malt flavour base with some roasted notes. Lightly acidic. Bitter finish.
Medium body with soft carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

In my experience this is a rather mild porter, and I expected something with a fuller taste. Besides, dry and sour never works for me. I prefer sweeter and richer modern porters to this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5825) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a frothy light tan head, aroma has dark malts with some sweet chocolate, taste has chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee, decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (266) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Rated from old notes. Aroma is very much like a wine. Rather sweet with a spritzy wine/brandy undertone. Settles into a well balanced, full-bodied drink with a slight sourness, with the malts becoming more evident as you progress. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beverage_god (14) - - DEC 25, 2015
An extremely interesting, complex aroma. At first, fruity esters that made me think of pineapples in syrup. On a further level, I got a S’mores Pop Tart aroma. Obviously, there’s a decent level of caramel on the aroma as well. Approaching a dark brown color with a very tan head and a seemingly high level of carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a very dry, somewhat slightly bitter finish. The finish lingers longer than most and it’s very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (190) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Gently roasted. Farmy porter, with all the usual porter elements. Sophisticated. Great with Christmas meal. Medium bodied. If I’d have a beer like this every time I asked for dark beer, I’d be a happy fellow.


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