Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, with a large, frothy, tan head that refuses to fully dissipate. The nose is bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, toasted oak, with some caramel and anise. Nice, sweet and roasty flavor, with a nice touch of bitterness in the finish that keeps it from being cloying. Medium body, creamy, a little thin, and lightly acidic. This is a well balanced, flavorful and easy porter. Not overly complex, thick, or aggressive, but quietly tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Large light brown foam which holds very long. Lovely aroma of roasted malt and English licorice. Tasting notes is English licorice, roasted malt and only a discreet hop aftertaste reflects quite how I think a porter should have tasted in London at the time. I think it is an experience that everyone should try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (499) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, soy sauce, something tinny and smoky things. Taste is similar but thins out a bit too much. Like others have mentioned, this is lacking depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seehaferb23 (116) - - SEP 20, 2015
The Cannery Row Beer Club enjoyed this. We enjoyed this although thought there could be a little fuller in taste. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (124) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Edinburgh offy. Ok, and slightly better than their Chocolate Stout. Some depth at first, but gets thinner as you go on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Very dark brown, almost black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Dark chocolate, roast, brown sugar in aroma. Plums, ashy, heavy roast, chocolate, limestone in taste. Bit ashy roast and drying hops in aftertaste. Hops are nice. I miss something from this beer. Depth maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1737) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
550ml bottle from Blackers Hall farm shop, Wakefield. Black brown colour, beige foam head with lacing and aroma of bready roast malt, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins. Taste is roasted malt, bready, chocolate, dark fruit, smokey notes with some bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasty bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, malt, roast, and some smokey notes. Overall: good, although it feels somewhat dead. Gets worse as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (668) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, Pours dark brown to black liquid, medium stable frothy tan head, Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, griotte cherries,Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour dark chocolate, roasted notes/ coffee, red fruits, ripe cherries, red wine, bit tannin at the end, Palate: medium body, slick to creamy texture, average to lively carbonation, long roasty bitter fruity finish, Overall: very good, realy enjoyed, nice harmonic smooth porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2015
.33l bottle from Alko Minimani. Pours black with medium head. Aroma is coffee, dark malts, ash, chocolate, coco beans and dark fruits. Flavor is mostly same.

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