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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2194   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.


superspak's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4563) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (98) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de un dedo de grosor. Escasa carbonatación, se nota más en boca. Aroma a malta tostada y alcohol (al final, muy mínimo). Cuerpo medio, sabor a malta tostada, algo metálico, terroso, extraño para mí, pero sabroso. Increíble Porter, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta el escasísimo alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,foamy,sand-coloured head S: -dried fruits,coffee,nougat,chocolate,lactose,caramel,tof to medium carbonation -light body O: A solid Porter but Samuel Smith can do,and usually does,more exceptional stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1333) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Clear black with white head. Nuts, milk chocolate and some vanilla. Slick, sweet and roast finish. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2373) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, 550 ml from Ščurk. Shared with Miro B. and JFK10000. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, a smoke note. Sweet. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3346) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016
355ml bottles once a year 2012-2015 and sampled at BHandlung 2016. - Classic porter with a natural touch of caramel roast (figs, nuts) and almost Dubbel-like yeasty esters probably coming from those open pot still aka "Yorkshire squares" pictured on the label. - Does the classic filter coffee bean + milk chocolate and some caramel very well, adding chalky minerals and a metallic mouthfeel for good measure to the otherwise "dry yet creamy" mouthfeel. - Fair touch of aroma hop goodness adding grape and wet pine notes to the mix. Benchmark in its subtlety.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (602) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Shared 550ml bottle. Dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma of malt, bread, caramel, and faint alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, bread, hints of chocolate. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (430) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Aroma: very rich and roasty; Appearance: pitch black with thick, tan head; nice lacing; Taste: follows nose along with tang not usually found with porters; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet/tangy finish; Overall: still not my favorite style but this one is slightly better than average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (972) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
Svart i fargen med beige skum. Lukter av karamellmalt og mørk sjokolade. Medium fylde. Smaker av sjokolade og noe lakris. Noe bitter avslutning.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
serjaymz (165) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUL 17, 2016
17.07.2016 Şişe, İstanbul. Görüntü: simsiyah renk, açık kahverengi, oldukça küçük kabarcıklı köpük. Yarım parmak altı kalıcı. Koku: kavrulmuş malt, kahve, alttan ise vişnemsi kırmızı meyve tınıları geliyor. Damak: çok dolgun değil, kahve, kavrulmuş malt tatları önde, kalıcılık hafif kavruk tatların dışında çok kompleks değil, kalıcılık da yüksek değil.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (154) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours almost black color with small tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, coffee notes, dark fruits and sweetness. Taste has drak fruits, some chocolate and it is sweet. It wasn’t as rich as I expected, but very good anyway.


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