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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2055   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (201) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Bottle. Huuuge tanned head. Black brown. Medium bodied. Dark aroma. Surprisingly light. Dark maltyness, hints of mint, coffee and liqourice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (209) - Padova, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, quasi impenetrabile. Schiuma beige, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: soprattutto tostato. Quando si scalda emerge un tenue marzapane. Aroma comunque poco pronunciato. GUSTO: soprattutto tostato, cacao e liquirizia, ma tutto poco pronunciato. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione media. CONCLUSIONE: devo dire che, data la fama, mi aspettavo molto di più. Al naso meglio che in bocca, dove appare troppo leggera e monocorde. Non si fa certo ricordare, ma se non si cercano troppe pretese, rimane comunque una piacevole bevuta.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (358) - - APR 18, 2015
0,335 from Alko Bulevardi. Sameahko tummanruskea. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, tummaa suklaata, humalaa ja ruislimppua. Maussa raikkaasti paahteisen maltaan ja humalan sekoitusta, hiukan kahvia.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2658) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
0,355l bottle from Alko, Bulevardi. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with some coffee, chocolate and hops. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1693) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
Pours brown with light beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoke, coffee and licorice. Flavour is roasted, smoke, bitter and licorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juha (46) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Aroma is roasted coffee, taste is a bit sour black stuff, could have a bit heavier mouthfeel for a 5%abv beer but quite solid really anyway. Somehow fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (694) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 35,5 CL. Pours dark with brownish fluffy head. Notes of chocolate,caramel, nuts, slightly watery.

- beerbasher

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (293) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black color with brown thick head. Dark chocolate, ripe fruits, licorice and malt in aroma. Taste is malty with long dry and little bitter finish. Flavors of coffee, licorice, salt, ripe fruits and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craighill (35) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from drinks shop. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (930) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish Overall-very good


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