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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1938   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.


fsquirrel29's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
This beer is a prime example of why porters are my favorite beers. It has the look of a stout (nice creamy thick head), but it does not have the heaviness or the sweetness of many stouts. And it doesn’t have the overpowering bitterness of some porters. Just an excellent beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (66) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
500ml bottle from The Liquor Cabinet in Michigan. Pour nut brown with a 2cm nice tan head. Aroma of Malt caramel, toffee and dark candy. Taste is medium sweetness, light bitter and malty. Full to medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation and a medium malty finish. This is a great example of a very well done traditional Porter. Cheers

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (220) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Black body. Tan head, creamy. Roasted malts, chocolate aroma. Some dry fruits. Milky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - JUL 24, 2014
12oz brown bottle from the state store
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma roasted malts, molasses and toast. Taste is sweet caramel, dark malts with a dry finish

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 (31) - 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 (809) - 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 (597) - 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 (164) - 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 (445) - 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.


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