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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (123) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
’Ingredients: Malt, cane sugar, roasted barley, hops, carbon dioxide.’ That gives me pause. A 5% ABV but with sugar added? Carbon Dioxide added as well? Sammy Smith seems to pride itself on its various organics and its Real Ale designation in many pubs... well, whatever. It does work well and the end result is a fine, easy drinking porter. Big bottle poured into a tulip. Dark brown with a lot of rapidly dissipating brown head. Light bodied, very smooth drinking, get the coffee, get the chocolate, not experiencing any bitterness, dry finish. I’m not too big on porters, but when I next get the urge, this one fills the bill quite nicely

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nevalainen (273) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Almost black color with brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee. Taste is dry, flauvour of coffee and sugar. Taste is lightly sweet with dry and bitter finish. Pretty good porter.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AStoutFan (20) - Geneva, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle opens with smoke. Tan head is weak and thin. Mildly fruity aroma. Starts smooth. Finishes with just enough dry. This is the smoothest and least bitter porter I have tried, which to me is good but I see where people find Sam Smith’s a little on the weak side. Being a porter, I didn’t think I would want the whole 550 mL bottle, but did not regret opening it even though I wasn’t in a serious beer drinking mood. Some might interpret the dryness as bitterness, I did not. Weak head brings down appearance and palate.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
moderrnlifeiswar (21) - Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2015
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown, nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, low roastiness. In taste chocolate and licorice. Slightly watery. Dry finish with low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnase (184) - Kronoby, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola Pours black colored with a thick light brown medium-sized head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, licorice and . Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, chocolate notes and hints of brown sugar. Really nice!!!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (624) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
A heavy feel beer but worth it. Slightly bitter but still smooth going down. For only 5% it had a lot more going for it than expected. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoplover66 (65) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2015
Oscura con una buena capa de espuma compacta. Aroma torrefacto a café. Sabor tostado, café, chocolate, licor. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación baja. Final no muy amargo. Muy bebible. Hay que dejar que tome temperatura para apreciarla bien.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (637) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Liquorice, chocolate, brown sugar, blackberries, hints of vegetables (not at all disturbing). Light sweet, moderate light bitter, slightly sour, thin creamy texture, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (657) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Cola black beer and a dark beige head. Vanilla and liquorice on the nose. Roasted flavor with a hint of sweetness, carbonation on a little crispier side, medium bodied. Quite nice texture and flavor. A little creamy. Overall a nice porter.


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