Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

HopsIPAndDrunk's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Smells a bit like fermented hay (for the record, thats not an insult! Strange as it seems, fermented barn hay is nose candy!!) Dark red when held up to light, but overlaps into a darkest-brown-possible/black color without the aid of light. Medium-bodied and flat on the palate. Like almost everything Samuel Smith makes, it has a light sweet flavor that finishes medium bitter. Something I’ve noticed that sets Samuel Smiths apart is the fresh taste of water that is used derived from their ’Original Yorkshire Wells’. I’d give it two thumbs-up, but I’d drop my glass. Just one more of Samuel Smith’s masterpieces!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1519) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: burnt malt, bitter chocolate, roasted dark malts. Appearance: black color and creamy head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee, slightly acid, burnt malts, dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Really good London Porter, nice roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tjomleif (142) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Black with a big tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet nutty, fruit and candy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caribou43 (643) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2016
I bought this bottle at the drink of the world in Zürich and I drank it after the job yesterday at home like a dessert. In my point of view, it is a decent porter, all the things that you could expect. The body is a powerful brown and black chocolate, thin foam, average carbonation. The taste is with notes of roasted malt, coffee, hop, decent bitterness, overall well balanced and classical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (768) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
Pours black with high beige foam. Aroma is sourish sweet, kiwi, fruits, freshness, some cream, light toast, grapes, berry pie. Taste is also refreshing, very fruity, grapes, some toasted white bread, berries. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
labeerinthum (565) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2016 Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso ritrova il caffè. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è corta. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta ed il bicchiere si contorna di una schiuma di un pizzo che ti invita ad essere un compagno complice di bevute. Le bollicine soni fini e medie. La carbonazione è abbondante. Le bollicine sono fini. La carbonazione è abbondante, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è strutturato. Il dolce è medio, come l’amaro. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di pronta beva. Il finale è lungo, pulito, complesso ed asciutto. Il retrogusto è persistente. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, miele, cioccolato, caffè e frutta secca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2451) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2016
Black with off white head - Good malt aroma with some note of roasted malt and caramel - Roasted malt body with some hints of caramle and coffee and gentle bitterness in the back - The roasted malt and some bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle split a few ways. Blackish pour with a nice tan head. Notes of roast, some brown sugar, some roast, light oyster with some sweet dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (215) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (822) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Clear black with white head. Nuts, milk chocolate and some vanilla. Slick, sweet and roast finish. Great!

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