Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has some coffee, roasted malts, choco and lots of molasses. Flavour turns bit light and sweet. Nice amount of flavours and very smooth but leaves watery and bit too fizzy feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Larry_Duffman (84) - - MAY 19, 2015
I poured it from a bottle into a glass. It pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head and lacing. The aroma is licorice and dried fruit. The taste is the same with some coffee bitterness and roastiness. It balances creamy with surprising carbonation. These guys know how to make a good, complex beer and still keep it relatively simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1745) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium sized frothy beige head. Aroma of oak, coffee and notes of licorice. Smoky taste with some bitterness. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (417) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Darkest brown. Tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, smoke, maple syrup, even a hint of kombu seaweed. Creamy, silky, balanced. Medium-long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaTuJa (18) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Kahvinruskea porter vaahtoaa yllättävän vaisusti. Tuoksussa havaittavissa on kahvia, suklaa/karamellimallasta ja jonkun verran paahteisuutta. Suutuntuma on varsin mukava, melko täyteläinen ja mukavan tasapainoisen hiilihappoinen. Mausta löytyy hienostunutta kahvisuutta sekä suklaata, taustalla väijyvät myös katkeroaineet, ja ne sopivat hyvin joukkoon. Tässä oluessa on jotain todella mystisen vanhanaikaista, mikä synnyttää mielikuvan todella hienosta ja ainutlaatuisesta juomasta. Kaikenkaikkiaan hieno, tasapainoinen ja nautittava, ei jätä kylmäksi :) kannattaa muuten kokeilla suklaan kanssa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (553) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
355 ml bottle from Alko. Black with medium head. Burned sugar. Roasted. Round bitterness. Some sweetness. Great palate.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1261) - USA - MAY 7, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Dark, thick, porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (137) - Perugia, ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a very dark red colour, frothy off-white head. Aroma is medium malty, with slight notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice; additional strong metallic feeling, not very pleasant and quite weird. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dermi (769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
355 ml, bottled. Pours very dark red, almost black, with a decent tanned head. Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, banana, hints of raw cacao. Taste: Medium+ sweet, banana flavours, citric fruits. Balanced bitterness, yet feels nicely sweet. Some tangyness and some saltiness. Tobacco flavours in the end. Palate: Medium-light body, very dry feel. Some weird but interesting bitterness in the end. Not a spectacular brew and not sure if I will ever buy it again, but quite interesting brew, I like it. Glad I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. Extremely dark brown, almost black. Aroma has hints of chocolate, some light coffee, dark fruits and sweet malt. Taste is with flavors of raisins, dates, figs and a touch of coffee in the finish. Palate is weak. Overall, not sure why this rates so high, I probably wouldn't buy it again.

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