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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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

4.8
   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutandoysters (4) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
I have no idea how to describe brews like most of you folks. I have been drinking craft beers since the Reagan administration. I know what I like and this is good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (314) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Sampled from 550 ml bottle in pint glass. Appearance: pours a 3" sudsy cream colored head that drops slowly with mild lacing. Color is dark reddish brown. Aroma: cocoa, raisins, ripe fruit, a hint of pecan, molasses and some earthy & floral hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a very dry finish. Flavor: rich roasted barley, a bit of char, cocoa, molasses, ripe fruit, tangy hop bite. Overall: another excellent offering from a terrific brewery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
355 ml bottle. BBE May/16. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Sugar, brown sugar, mild roasted malt and some medicine notes in a bit unpleasant aroma. Flavour is more pleasant. Mild roasted malt and sugary sweetness. Decent but way too sweet for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (587) - - JUN 21, 2015
Tastes a lot like Newcastle. Is this really a porter? Not much coffee flavor, but it does have good toffee flavor. It’s really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (764) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, minimal off-white head. Aroma: chocholate, coffee, berries, caramel and spice. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2015
Dark mahogany brown with off-white coarse head. Aroma is rich dark fruits, bitter chocolate. Slightly smoky with some hop bitterness. Quite dry taste with plenty of body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1149) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Completamente negra, gran espuma. Café y chocolate en el aroma. Muy bebible, con una gran cremosidad. Cuerpo moderado y baja carbonatación. Sabor a chocolate, miel y algo de higos. Excelente ejemplo de una buena porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (543) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Drobna, beżowa, trwała piana. Bardzo ładnie koronkuje. Kolor brunatny. Aromat porterowy, lekko alkoholowy, trochę nut likierowych, trochę śliwek i czekolady. Bardzo przyjemna czekolada. W smaku wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, lekko kwaskowe. Ciemne słody, lekki nuty palone. Trochę wchodzi w nuty stouta. Piwo nie jest wodniste, ale na swój sposób lekkie. Od razu czuć , ze to angielski porter. Ekstrakt nie jest wysoki. Wysycenie średnie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (1086) - FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Sweet, licorice, toffee aroma. Quite fizzy carbonation. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Some toffee and cocoa in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (213) - BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2015
Cor negra de espuma bege de média formação e alta persistência com lacing razoável. Aroma de café, caramelo ao leite e chocolate e um pouco de álcool. Sabor de café e caramelo ao leite com final um pouco alcoólico e levemente amargo; retrogosto de leve torrado. Corpo e carbonatação leves. Stout típica.


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