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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1914   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.


superspak's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2212) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voras (19) - - APR 22, 2014
Dark brown with little and dying beige head. Aroma: chocolate. Taste: chocolate, coffee. No aftertaste. Good enough to give it a second oportunity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Creamy and intense Porter, roasted chocolate-coffee, toast, point of licorice. Itís soft and malted with a final dryness of earthy and grassy hop and a bitterness of torrefaction.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Havenít had a good Porter in awhile, and this is a good Porter. Great appearance, dark brown color with a light brown had. You know itís going to be creamy with the lacing, and it didnít disappoint. Sweet aroma, like cane sugar, delicious mocha and malt taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (664) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Pepper and malt aroma. Smooth creamy malt and pepper flavor with a decent finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (394) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of malt and molasses, dark brown colour and a creamy well laced head. Taste of molasses and malt. A watery bitter palate.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Sam Smith has this unfortunate position in the market: if you want English beer for whatever reason, thatís the one you know, but for most people it reinforces the notion that English beer is just boring in general. A certain number of people want to have imported English beer available, and Sam Smith fills that spot, but it doesnít inspire anyone to look for other, different English beers. So aside from the high-end specialty beer shops, no one one carries any "craft" English beer, and the vast majority of people donít know it exists.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cladinshadows (40) - USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours nice and dark with tan head. Brilliantly clear with garnet highlights when held up to the light. Pear and apple esters on the nose with a bit of toasty malt. Flavor is balanced toward the malt, with a chocolaty, toasted nut finish. Fruity flavor in there as well. Hops are very low. Mouthfeel is balanced nicely between the roasted malt astringency and residual sweetness. Highly drinkable and very smooth. Would love to try this on cask someday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (304) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 31, 2014
W aromacie karmel, gorzka czekolada, ciemne słody, czyli standard. W smaku wytrawny, palony z gorzką czekoladą i lekkimi torfowo - wędzonymi nutami na finiszu. Porządny, acz trochę płaski porter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TioPepBier (1) - SPAIN - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
Really goodmedium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, umami, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, coffee, nuts, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (39) - - MAR 29, 2014
Pitch black with a good frothy foamy head. Not very smoky for a porter, but rich and deeply flavoured.


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