Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1998   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.

Bamaboy1975's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
This beer is divine, an English porter cannot get any better than this. it pours a luxuriously textured dark brown color with very little light coming in. the head is about two inches tall, and super creamy, light mocha in color. the nose is fantastically enticing, with a lot of milk chocolate notes from the malt, a bitterness from the roasted barley, and a hint of tartness to it as well from the hopping. the flavor is packed full with roasted malts, and is heavy on both the sweet and bitter chocolate components. this is even better than their acclaimed oatmeal stout, something about those stone fermenters really lets the yeast shine in all of their beers, and its an excellent complement to the dark bittersweet complexion of this porter. very little sweetness in the finish though, as the hops and burnt grains bitter it right up. full bodied and smooth as anything, I love the feel of this beer too. my only complaint is that its sold in four packs instead of six packs, I always seem to be wanting another one or two at the end of a session. wow this is just a splendid porter, an example to be followed on both sides of the atlantic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (205) - ITALY - DEC 16, 2014
35.5 cL bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, liqourice notes. Flavour is sweet due to chocolate taste. Roasted malt bitterness at the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
550ml bottle. Pours a red-tinged, brown colour with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, liquorish. head is creamy, taste of same as aromas but nicely balanced. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1244) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
55cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice tan head. Liquorice, dried fruits and alcohol in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is bitter with a lot of sweet notes and a long dry bitter finish. Some astringency. Overall, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (77) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 7, 2014
dark brown, almost black color, filtered. coffee colored head, desolves rather quickly. smelly of roasted malt, coffee, maple, a bit smokey. medium body, tastes of chocolate and a subtly smokey taste. subtle coffee bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magpieken (69) - - DEC 4, 2014
550ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown colour with a creamy tan head which lasted well and left lace plimsoll lines on drinking. Roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Initial mild sweetness develops into a moderate roasted character and then into a lingering medium bitterness. Medium body and creamy texture. Very easy drinking. One for those that appreciate dark chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
merbeer (8) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Rich and tasty that needs to get some air before enjoying. A good meal in one bootle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (96) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
0,355 l bottle from Kaufhof. Pitch-black with a thick, foamy, stable, tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with vinous notes in the end. Not very intense though. Taste of dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Nice. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, short, light bitter finish. Overall a good beer which lacks a bit of intensity. Considering it has just 5 % ABV, it is relatively complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1839) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Beige head, dark dark brown body, rich lacing. Aroma; dark roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, chocolate. Taste; sweet dark roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, dry black prunes. Somewhat soft on palate. Sweet and smooth finish, mostly malty. [35.5cl brown bottle, abv5%, BB.OCT14]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Je ne crois pas avoir vu une mousse aussi crémeuse depuis les 242 dernières semaines. Le fameux Taddy Porter. Liquide noir qui provient d’une bouteille de 355 ml. Les arômes de chocolat, de café et de réglisse fruitée sont plaisants. En bouche, tout se répète pour le plaisir de mes papilles qui, ce soir, ont bien soifs. Au palais, bon corps crémeux à souhait. L’effervescence influence cette texture intéressante. La finale est longue sur des notes chocolatées sèches et sur des parfums de fruits. Très facile à boire. Sensation très agréable au palais. En direct de downtown Hollywood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
I'm more a stout than porter drinker, but This is one of my favorites from the wonderful selection from Samuel Smith's wonderful brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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