Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2075   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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1323) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Mörkt brun öl med ett ljusbrunt skum. Doft av choklad och lättare rostade toner. I smaken tillkommer mörkt socker och en anings söt lakrits. Helt ok men något för söt för min del.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6837) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05/2016
Aroma is very English with licorice and toffee. Also mild coffee notes. Flavour has ash, licorice, English hops and cold coffee. A bit too much CO2 here. A bit disappointing – and too English for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3963) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
355ml bottle from Alko. Pours black colored with a thick light brown head. Milk chocolate, toasted malt, licorice and oatmeal notes in aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, chocolate notes and hints of brown sugar. Finish is long with licorice lingering. I like the licorice notes here. Quite smooth mouthfeel. OK body for this ABV. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1003) - 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 (409) - 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 (323) - 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 (2318) - 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 (33) - - 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 (1687) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (364) - 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.

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