superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 4/13/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, molasses, brown bread, raisin, light roasted malt, earth, and light herbal hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; fairly light on strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, light coffee, brown bread, raisin, light nuttiness, earth, and herbal hops. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, brown bread, raisin, earth, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of nicely robust flavors with good complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English porter. Very nice robustness and balance of flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected.
Kosmokrator (684) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cioccolatosa e caffettosa come tradizione vuole, malti tostati e affumicati avvolgono naso e palato lasciando un piacevole retrogusto persistente. Setosa, cremosa, beverina; buona!
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
androman (1141) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
55cl bottle at home from Bertís Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Body is dark brown, head is big, beige, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasted malt, flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruits, mild coffee. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, dry texture, average lasting. Easy dessert beer.
jpkeskinen (410) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Quite good. The taste is quite sweet with some caramel or maybe smoke. Soft and full-bodied.
RafeAU (559) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in LA. Taster. All Samuel Smith beers have that distinct profile, perhaps from the water: Sourness, astringency, soy sauce. For me these all detract from an otherwise nice porter. Canít enjoy this one.
agent_persik (597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, big beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, hops, hint of smoke. Dry lightly sweet taste, bitter finish and aftertaste. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. Good porter, quite enjoyable.
chinchill (3357) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2015 550 ml bottle.
About time I got to this ale. Itís pretty widely available so itís been passed up on numerous occasions in favor of new or rarer brews. Pours with a large, durable head that manages to be both kind of sudsy as well as creamy. Near black, opaque body. The head limits the aromatics. After it settles a while, thereís an appealing mix of roasted grains with toffee, dates and dark dried fruits. The flavor carries a generous load of dark malts with faint smoke, no char, and some spicy hops
Overall: rich and flavorful. An excellent English porter thatís up with Fullerís London Porter as among the best of the style.
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Black with quick diminishing brown head. Aroma- light roasted malt. Taste- toasty malt, chocolate, coffee and light grassy bitterness. Soft and easy drinking. I can see why this is an iconic Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
badhack (449) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, soft carbonation, seems cloudy. Malty, roasted. Soft with a moderate bitter finish. Ok.
fdomig (614) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home. Aroma is coffee, malt, light honey. Appearance is cloudy dark brown, almost black. Light brown-ish foam. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Very well balanced, soft carbonation, light dryness. Adorable.