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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


albinotron's rating

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2013
One of the best porters I’ve had. The only thing off really is the aroma, which is a bit too metallic. The metal continues with tasting, but is more subdued. Upon tasting there there are notes of milk and dark chocolate, blended into roasted malt. Mouth-feel is perfect, not too heavy or light. If it wasn’t for the aroma the score would be higher.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
A dark brown porter which is quite nearly opaque in color but shows ruby highlights when held up to any nearby light source that’s emitting light presently. A deep tan head that is dense and fades slowly to a thick ring around the edge of the beer. A subtle trace of wispy foam lingers at center. Intense malty aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle and is naturally more pronounced in the glass. A complex taste with many differnt flavors coming through. Sweet toffee malt is up front with a nice roasted malt flavor brings up the rear. Hints of black coffee and espresso come through with some sutle cocoa too. This is a smooth and lighter bodied beer with great flavor. I gave this a 5 drinkability-wise because it simply is a great drinking beer. You couldn’t really ask for a better porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiamiBarman (29) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves a little bit of lacing. The nose is of caramel and molasses and not much else. Full-bodied, yet easy to drink with a really dry finish. Feels a bit over carbonated but this I got used to quickly. The taste starts a bit sweet but ends very dry. Not much bitterness going on. Definitely one of the more interesting porters out there and I liked it better than Founder’s Porter actually.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (801) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
355ml. Bottle.
Pours dark reddish brown to black with tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, caramel, licorice.
Taste malty caramel sweet, roasted bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Molasses/brown sugar sweet, and caramel malt, and a stone fruit aroma and flavor. Also some cocoa and biscuit malt flavor--giving it some dryness, then finishing sweeter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (158) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Olajos, fekete színű főzet bézs színű habbal és egy tejeskávés, pörkölt és élesztős aromával, mely egy égetett cukros, karamellás, vaníliás színezetű ízben folytatódik, ahol a pörkölt malátás, határozottan élesztős jelleg és az intenzív, kávés zamatok teszik teljessé ezt az egyébként igen harmonikus, sallangmentes ízvilágot.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RevBFG (54) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from a Total Wine. Pours dark reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma is breast with faint chocolate. Taste is rather pedestrian with a slight burnt finish. Mouthfeel is watery. Overall pretty disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (442) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
0.55 bottle. Pitch black color and a small, brownish head. Aroma of dark malts, some toast, and a touch of licorice. Taste is rather delicate for a porter. mostly malty with loads of bread, some dough, and chocolate. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish closely follows the taste and does not introduce any new smacks. Overall the beer is pretty good; as a side note - drinking it alongside the same brewery’s splendid imperial stout might have influenced the rating.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1250) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a light brown color almost clear, with tan head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not much else. Somewhat lacking in the dimensions.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1440) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
fles van Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Start van het WK2014 Brazilië-Kroatië. schenkt zwart, ondoorzichtig met schuimige bruine kraag. aroma van koffie, chocolade, zoetig. de smaken zijn matig zoet, licht bitter, redelijke moutigheid (geroosterd en gebrande mouten), medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, afdronk zoetig en koffie droog. het is een mooie lichte typische Engelse Porter, lekkere gebalanceerde smaken van volmoutigheid, chocolade koffie gecombineerd met een goed droog mondgevoel.mooi laag alcoholpercentage van 5%. ja goede keuze dit bier !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark red to brown in the light, and the head almost completely fades. Smells of coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is good but it’s slightly more carbonated than I would have liked.


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