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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1934   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.


KickInChalice's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Right away it is easy to tell this is yet another carefully crafted beer from Samuel Smith’s. With a firm but gentle pour, a beer fills the glass that is dark brown in color with a bit of a ruby tint, more so in the edges. A dense, thick mocha cap rests on top of the beer and leaves a nice amount of lace stick down the sides of the glass. The aroma blends smooth dark chocolate, roasted malt, and cocoa together, with a bit of earthy nuttiness as well. The blend of the flavors is definitely one of the strengths of this beer. Each sip starts with a fair amount of roasted malt and chocolate flavor that ranges from soft, semi-sweet cocoa to dark and slightly bitter. There is a bit of caramel and fig flavor in the middle that gives a gentle sweetness, and finally a blend of earthy hops and light coffee notes create a moderately bitter finish. The beer wraps up cleanly, although I wish the flavor was a bit more full and robust. One aspect that could be improved is the body. Although 5% for a porter may have been the standard in the past and Taddy Porter drinks slightly bigger than that, there are just too many amazing porters coming out with a much deeper and more textured flavor to have this one stand out anymore. The obvious brewing skill and small touches show why this beer (like most from Samuel Smith’s) is a classic. However, with the speed of innovation in the porter style and in craft beer in general, this beer may be relegated to more infrequent consumption. When I have this, though, it is very drinkable and disappears quickly.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiamiBarman (26) - 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 (783) - 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 (584) - 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 (120) - 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 (53) - - 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 (433) - 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 (1222) - 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 (1427) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (246) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Deep brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of dates and molasses with burnt sugar. Taste is light sweet with a faint trace of sour. Mouthfeel fairly light, moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly burnt.


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