Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 1956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Not near as good as the Oatmeal Stout, this beer screams soy sauce at me. This would definitely compliment sushi or other Japanese foods, however, as my after-dinner drink, this one is somewhat lacking. Not much of a head and an extremely dark appearance, this beer does not follow through with a beerish taste, rather, it's just soy sauce all the way through. I'm surprised this one wasn't brewed by Kikkoman.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1176) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle@home with tobak. Black small head. Roasted toasted. Sweet caramel. Licorice. Sweet dry. Heavy body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teromous (55) - - SEP 19, 2014
Appearance: Dark black body with a large creamy light tan head. Aroma: Light roasted coffee aroma and a bit of caramel scent. It’s pleasant. Taste: It has a good mouth full of flavor. There is a rich roasted flavor but not too bitter, some molasses flavor, and a bit of burnt caramel at the end. Palate: The body is full and thick but not exceedingly heavy or syrupy. It coats the mouth very well and is very easy to drink. Overall: I really like this beer. It is a great porter that has just an edge of caramel sweetness to give it that characteristic English flavor. It is very easy to just sit down, pop this open, and enjoy it to the end. It would go well with a turkey sandwich and seasoned fries or a snack like soft pretzels and dip. It has a nice "pub ale" feel to the beer with a low ABV that makes it drinkable and not overpowering in flavors. I recommend trying it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
550 ml bottle from the Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a dark brown with rubyish edges and a moderate-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is dark and roasty with coffee and cocoa in equal parts, sweet caramel and some fruity notes. Flavour is both roasty and rather sweet with cocoa, some coffee, candy sugar and some really nice plum and other dark fruits towards the end. Average body. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BagerPL (84) - - SEP 13, 2014
Nie czuć karmelowości, bardziej nuty czekoladowe i palone. Oczywiście wodniste i nudne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (710) - SPAIN - SEP 4, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate, cafe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (212) - CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a deep ruby brown with a short-lived tan head diminishing to a thin skim and no lacing. Nose is dark roasted (almost smoky) malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste follows suit completely. Medium body, soft carbonation, and a pleasant short bitter finish. Decent, well-behaved porter. Malty without being too sweet, dark without being too bitter, and a light body - all in all, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (504) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 1, 2014
Completely dark, huge tan head. Roasted malt, smoked, lots of chocolate, creamy texture. Medium body, average carbonation. Some sourness. Nice chocolate finish.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,55l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (440) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
550 ml, flaske, 5,0 % ABV, købt i SuperBest i Domus Vista på Frederiksberg, 30. august 2014. Flot brun/sort engelsk ufiltreret Porter med pæn 5-6 cm tyk moccafarvet skumtop. Aroma af træ, læder, ristet malt, lakrids, salt, alkohol/vodka. Godt sur og bitter smag af ristet malt og humle. Det bitre er dog klart tydeligst. Svag sødme som anonym følgesvend. Surheden er første akt, hvorefter bitterheden overtager scenen. Et niveau mellem lavt til medium kuldioxid indhold gør Taddy Porteren let cremet og blød i munden. Ganske vellykket Porter med en fuldendt og helstøbt balance. Og meget smag er der hivet ud af de 5,0 ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldmick (1) - stewartsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Beer has a fantastic flavor. It has a nice dark color and a wonderful aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
375 ml. bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit. Very well made Porter.

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