Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2072   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Sam Smith has this unfortunate position in the market: if you want English beer for whatever reason, that’s the one you know, but for most people it reinforces the notion that English beer is just boring in general. A certain number of people want to have imported English beer available, and Sam Smith fills that spot, but it doesn’t inspire anyone to look for other, different English beers. So aside from the high-end specialty beer shops, no one one carries any "craft" English beer, and the vast majority of people don’t know it exists.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (998) - HONG KONG - MAY 24, 2015

550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Deep blackish brown colour; Two finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasted for 3 minutes. Beautiful sticky lacing with active small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant roasted dark malt, with roasted barley, vanilla, strong cocoa, cream, chocolate syrup, caramel, sugar, yeast and faint lemon.

Taste: Mid to light sweet dark Ale malt, with strong roasted nuts, metallic, strong caramel, cream, chocolate, moderate black coffee, molasses, light dark bread, strong yeast, lime, bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to light body. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very malty and quite well-bodied, not as watery as the Nut Brown Ale. Strong and yummy roasted nuts. Good caramel backbone with nice creaminess, good light touch of black coffee and chocolate not as overwhelming as most Stouts. Fairly bready and yeasty with limey hops to round. Nice!

Hoppiness: Faint lemon in nose, Lime and grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, fairly astringent strong malty finish.

After taste: Fairly dry. Creamy malty and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has very solid roasted maltyness and creaminess in looks, taste and feel. All bonuses to a standard Porter style and this is more than just drinkable. Very enjoyable indeed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (406) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
0.355 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma has chocolate and hops. Taste has roasted malts and hops. This has lots of hops. Well, it resembles some very dark chocolate with more than 80% of Cocoa. Don’t cool it too much to get all the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Toomio (319) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Vesijättömaata. Salmiakkisuklaata. Liian laiha maku vaikka koostumus oli paksu. Siinä ja siinä hyvä.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2310) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has some coffee, roasted malts, choco and lots of molasses. Flavour turns bit light and sweet. Nice amount of flavours and very smooth but leaves watery and bit too fizzy feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Larry_Duffman (30) - - MAY 19, 2015
I poured it from a bottle into a glass. It pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head and lacing. The aroma is licorice and dried fruit. The taste is the same with some coffee bitterness and roastiness. It balances creamy with surprising carbonation. These guys know how to make a good, complex beer and still keep it relatively simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1684) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium sized frothy beige head. Aroma of oak, coffee and notes of licorice. Smoky taste with some bitterness. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (269) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Darkest brown. Tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, smoke, maple syrup, even a hint of kombu seaweed. Creamy, silky, balanced. Medium-long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaTuJa (11) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Kahvinruskea porter vaahtoaa yllättävän vaisusti. Tuoksussa havaittavissa on kahvia, suklaa/karamellimallasta ja jonkun verran paahteisuutta. Suutuntuma on varsin mukava, melko täyteläinen ja mukavan tasapainoisen hiilihappoinen. Mausta löytyy hienostunutta kahvisuutta sekä suklaata, taustalla väijyvät myös katkeroaineet, ja ne sopivat hyvin joukkoon. Tässä oluessa on jotain todella mystisen vanhanaikaista, mikä synnyttää mielikuvan todella hienosta ja ainutlaatuisesta juomasta. Kaikenkaikkiaan hieno, tasapainoinen ja nautittava, ei jätä kylmäksi :) kannattaa muuten kokeilla suklaan kanssa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (534) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
355 ml bottle from Alko. Black with medium head. Burned sugar. Roasted. Round bitterness. Some sweetness. Great palate.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1179) - USA - MAY 7, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Dark, thick, porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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