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.

cckevin's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cckevin (38) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (983) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (316) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (338) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2413) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BagerPL (92) - - SEP 13, 2014
Nie czuć karmelowości, bardziej nuty czekoladowe i palone. Oczywiście wodniste i nudne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (751) - 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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