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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


cckevin's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Nice thick creamy tan head that laced it's way down the glass to the very end. Clear and dark pour, no noticable cloudiness or particles. Very good aroma, sweet. Nice creamy feel in the mouth that leaves a pleasant coating after you swallow. Seemed a bit sweet overall.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1681) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle(9-May-16)Plum herbal malt aroma.Black,low head&sheet lace.Plum roast sweet malt flavour.Choc caramel finish&plum herbal aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klaing (254) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Dark pour with good head. Smooth silky texture, roasted malts, mild chocolate with a coffee like tang. Some berry notes as well. Good but not as transcendent as their Oatmeal stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 17, 2016 does not count
Sweet fruity caramel smell, hopsy taste, medium carbonation, no head, bitter aftertaste, chestnut brown color, dry to semi-dry, some nice citrus twist that makes it a bit lighter. I drank it colder than recommend. You get a bit more dynamic taste than from the standard porter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzatoadisback (54) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
Almost black with a solid and creamy off-white head which shows good retention and some lacing. Delicate but persistent aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and red fruits. Taste has delicate roasted malts, a sweet milky feel, red fruits and a coffee note. Sweet and bitter notes are in awesome balance, both are vivid but none is standing out. Leaves a pleasant mix of coffee and fruitiness in the aftertaste. Light to medium body with light crispness. It’s very smooth but somehow still manages to feel pleasantly creamy and persistent on the mouth. A delicate, perfectly balanced beer. Top notch quality

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nonshaugen (373) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2016
355 ml bottle, Deep cherry / mahogany colour, medium tan head. Aroma is dark, sweet chocolate, espresso coffee and tar. Mouthfeel is rich, well carbonated and with a long, bitter aftertaste. Flavours of dark fruits, dates, dark chocolate and leather. Fantastic beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PowY (99) - - MAY 26, 2016
355 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt (coffee) and quiet yeasty. Watery body with lively carbonation. Taste starts lightly sweet and acidic with a smooth bitterness coming in. Roasted malt with chocolate and coffee aroma and some fruity acids (pear) and complex flavor. A little irritating yeasty smell and to much carbonation but otherwise very decent porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (185) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Big malt aromas with chocolate notes and some yeast smells.Pours a dark mahogany with a tight tan head, lots of lacing. Big round tastes of pumpernickel and malt, very light sweetness, complex and balanced. Has an astringent fizzy almost grapefruit finish. Excellent porter. Sam’s da man...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Excalibur123 (344) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2016
Presenta marrón oscuro opaco con media cabeza de espuma beige y buena retención en copa, aromas a cacao, café moka, maltas oscuras, licor y canela; en boca entrada suave con tenue amargor, bien balanceada, cuerpo y carbónico medio-ligero, largo pos gusto maltoso y con notas terrosas, cerveza no muy compleja, pero esta rica y es fácil de beber.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1751) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2016
Smokey hop herbal medicinal aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal spice flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4589) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2016
550ml bottle at home, source unknown (bb 31 May 2014), earthy, chocolate aroma, opaque near black with a lasting tan head, treacle, chocolate flavour, a bit too fizzy.


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