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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1961   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (984) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 30, 2014
Botella de 35.5 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2012. color negro con sabores y aromas ligeros de maltas tostados con cacao y algo de café. Cuerpo medio con 5 vol. Buena en general aunque un poco falta de mayor densidad y sabores mas intensos.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
An exceptional porter in every way. Pours a ruby black with tan head. Smells of roasted malts, leather, smoke, and dark fruits. Tastes of coffee, leather, smoke, and bitter chocolate. Feels more like a stout with a medium heavy body. Has a wonderful creaminess to it and an awesome coffee aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (317) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Beast-Porter! Big and pretty this elixir is, the mouthfeel is tops! Blackened brown with a great lace-leaving tan froth. Subtle roastiness with a big dark chocolate and rich coffee foreground. A little leather and basement which I love in there. Bittersweet and leaving a fine lasting impression of all the flavours mentioned. English as all hell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (341) - Compostela (Galiza), - SEP 26, 2014
355 mml bottle tasted the 25/09/2014. Dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is roasty, smooth and caramel. Easy to drink and very well balanced. Next one please!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (991) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
550ml bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Medium body with low carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, caramel and some hops. A decent well balanced porter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1176) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle@home with tobak. Black small head. Roasted toasted. Sweet caramel. Licorice. Sweet dry. Heavy body. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teromous (55) - - SEP 19, 2014
Appearance: Dark black body with a large creamy light tan head. Aroma: Light roasted coffee aroma and a bit of caramel scent. It’s pleasant. Taste: It has a good mouth full of flavor. There is a rich roasted flavor but not too bitter, some molasses flavor, and a bit of burnt caramel at the end. Palate: The body is full and thick but not exceedingly heavy or syrupy. It coats the mouth very well and is very easy to drink. Overall: I really like this beer. It is a great porter that has just an edge of caramel sweetness to give it that characteristic English flavor. It is very easy to just sit down, pop this open, and enjoy it to the end. It would go well with a turkey sandwich and seasoned fries or a snack like soft pretzels and dip. It has a nice "pub ale" feel to the beer with a low ABV that makes it drinkable and not overpowering in flavors. I recommend trying it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
550 ml bottle from the Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a dark brown with rubyish edges and a moderate-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is dark and roasty with coffee and cocoa in equal parts, sweet caramel and some fruity notes. Flavour is both roasty and rather sweet with cocoa, some coffee, candy sugar and some really nice plum and other dark fruits towards the end. Average body. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BagerPL (95) - - SEP 13, 2014
Nie czuć karmelowości, bardziej nuty czekoladowe i palone. Oczywiście wodniste i nudne piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (753) - SPAIN - SEP 4, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate, cafe.


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