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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2188   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 pours black like black gold texas tea with a thick tight brown head. you can smell the robustness of the roasted barley and taste the malts along with hints of java and chocolate afull body of flavors but lacking on alcohol content along with being a little sweet very very smooth porter i like


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Aroma: very rich and roasty; Appearance: pitch black with thick, tan head; nice lacing; Taste: follows nose along with tang not usually found with porters; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet/tangy finish; Overall: still not my favorite style but this one is slightly better than average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (956) - NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
Svart i fargen med beige skum. Lukter av karamellmalt og mørk sjokolade. Medium fylde. Smaker av sjokolade og noe lakris. Noe bitter avslutning.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
serjaymz (165) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUL 17, 2016
17.07.2016 Şişe, İstanbul. Görüntü: simsiyah renk, açık kahverengi, oldukça küçük kabarcıklı köpük. Yarım parmak altı kalıcı. Koku: kavrulmuş malt, kahve, alttan ise vişnemsi kırmızı meyve tınıları geliyor. Damak: çok dolgun değil, kahve, kavrulmuş malt tatları önde, kalıcılık hafif kavruk tatların dışında çok kompleks değil, kalıcılık da yüksek değil.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (129) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours almost black color with small tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, coffee notes, dark fruits and sweetness. Taste has drak fruits, some chocolate and it is sweet. It wasn’t as rich as I expected, but very good anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1708) - 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 (265) - 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 (66) - 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 (398) - 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 (122) - - 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.


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