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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1933   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.


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (780) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
355ml. Bottle.
Pours dark reddish brown to black with tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, caramel, licorice.
Taste malty caramel sweet, roasted bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Molasses/brown sugar sweet, and caramel malt, and a stone fruit aroma and flavor. Also some cocoa and biscuit malt flavor--giving it some dryness, then finishing sweeter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Olajos, fekete színű főzet bézs színű habbal és egy tejeskávés, pörkölt és élesztős aromával, mely egy égetett cukros, karamellás, vaníliás színezetű ízben folytatódik, ahol a pörkölt malátás, határozottan élesztős jelleg és az intenzív, kávés zamatok teszik teljessé ezt az egyébként igen harmonikus, sallangmentes ízvilágot.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RevBFG (52) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from a Total Wine. Pours dark reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma is breast with faint chocolate. Taste is rather pedestrian with a slight burnt finish. Mouthfeel is watery. Overall pretty disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (433) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
0.55 bottle. Pitch black color and a small, brownish head. Aroma of dark malts, some toast, and a touch of licorice. Taste is rather delicate for a porter. mostly malty with loads of bread, some dough, and chocolate. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish closely follows the taste and does not introduce any new smacks. Overall the beer is pretty good; as a side note - drinking it alongside the same brewery’s splendid imperial stout might have influenced the rating.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a light brown color almost clear, with tan head. Cocoa and coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not much else. Somewhat lacking in the dimensions.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
fles van Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Start van het WK2014 Brazilië-Kroatië. schenkt zwart, ondoorzichtig met schuimige bruine kraag. aroma van koffie, chocolade, zoetig. de smaken zijn matig zoet, licht bitter, redelijke moutigheid (geroosterd en gebrande mouten), medium body, glad van textuur, lage co2, afdronk zoetig en koffie droog. het is een mooie lichte typische Engelse Porter, lekkere gebalanceerde smaken van volmoutigheid, chocolade koffie gecombineerd met een goed droog mondgevoel.mooi laag alcoholpercentage van 5%. ja goede keuze dit bier !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark red to brown in the light, and the head almost completely fades. Smells of coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is good but it’s slightly more carbonated than I would have liked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (242) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Deep brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of dates and molasses with burnt sugar. Taste is light sweet with a faint trace of sour. Mouthfeel fairly light, moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly burnt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 28, 2014
BOTTLE 55CL from dmcchew. Thanks, Cristian Mihai! Look: clear red-brown almost black, beige frothy head. Aroma: dark fruit, light roast, toasty, oily nuttiness, malty/bready, light acid note, some chocolate? Taste: a certain fruity astringency with green fruit light acid notes, moderate roast character, moderate bitterness, some ashes in the finish.


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