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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1370) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 24, 2015
butelka, warka do kwietnia 2016. aromaty niezbyt intensywne, czekoladowe slody i palonosc, gdzies w tle moze troszke ciemnych owocow suszonych.w ustach nieco wodnisty, lekko slodkawy, lekko kwaskowaty od palonosci, niska goryczka, powtorzenie aromatow. nie robi specjalnego wrazenia przez swa niewielka intensywnosc, mimo ze klasyk. niemniej nie da sie ukryc, ze znika ze szklanki blyskawicznie, taki session porter ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (1304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
DAA; Bottle 355ml, from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate to large, black with a frothy creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, coffee, moderate chocolate, caramel, light ash and liqorice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting roasted, coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (326) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
0,355 bottle. A malty nose. A little sweet. Maybee some coffee also. Taste is nice with malt, roasted, some coffee and some dark chocolate, A good porter, but far from as good as the imp stout from Samuel Smith.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8727) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
355 ml bottle.
Pours black color with a medium sized off-white head. Berries and roasted malts on the aroma, dark cocoa and hops. Flavor is slightly fruity and hoppy, dark berries and malts on the flavor, subtle chocolate character. Dry and bitter palate. Refined and clean but something’s missing.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (341) - 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 (188) - 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 (474) - 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 (161) - 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 (1958) - Cambridge, 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 (102) - 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.


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