Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

chriso's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, - JUN 29, 2005
Lets get three things straight at the outset. I am not a great fan of Sam Smiths brewery (the fact that they’ve bought a number of London pubs and turned them into keg only outlets doesn’t endear them to me), I’m not a great fan of Sam Smiths beers and I’m not a fan of pasteurised bottles. So I wasn’t expecting a lot from this beer. In fact, it was quite pleasant. Inky black with a big frothy beige head. Slightly woody aroma with licorice in the background. Cooking chocolate, roasted notes and more licorice on the palate. There is an overall bitter-sweet feel. Not very full bodied. Nice enough but still over-rated in my view. Bottled at the Princess Louise, Holborn, London, February 2002.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tjomleif (129) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Black with a big tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet nutty, fruit and candy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caribou43 (590) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2016
I bought this bottle at the drink of the world in Zürich and I drank it after the job yesterday at home like a dessert. In my point of view, it is a decent porter, all the things that you could expect. The body is a powerful brown and black chocolate, thin foam, average carbonation. The taste is with notes of roasted malt, coffee, hop, decent bitterness, overall well balanced and classical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (715) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
Pours black with high beige foam. Aroma is sourish sweet, kiwi, fruits, freshness, some cream, light toast, grapes, berry pie. Taste is also refreshing, very fruity, grapes, some toasted white bread, berries. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
labeerinthum (544) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2016 Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso ritrova il caffè. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è corta. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta ed il bicchiere si contorna di una schiuma di un pizzo che ti invita ad essere un compagno complice di bevute. Le bollicine soni fini e medie. La carbonazione è abbondante. Le bollicine sono fini. La carbonazione è abbondante, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è strutturato. Il dolce è medio, come l’amaro. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di pronta beva. Il finale è lungo, pulito, complesso ed asciutto. Il retrogusto è persistente. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, miele, cioccolato, caffè e frutta secca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2398) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2016
Black with off white head - Good malt aroma with some note of roasted malt and caramel - Roasted malt body with some hints of caramle and coffee and gentle bitterness in the back - The roasted malt and some bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle split a few ways. Blackish pour with a nice tan head. Notes of roast, some brown sugar, some roast, light oyster with some sweet dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (185) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de un dedo de grosor. Escasa carbonatación, se nota más en boca. Aroma a malta tostada y alcohol (al final, muy mínimo). Cuerpo medio, sabor a malta tostada, algo metálico, terroso, extraño para mí, pero sabroso. Increíble Porter, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta el escasísimo alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (809) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,foamy,sand-coloured head S: -dried fruits,coffee,nougat,chocolate,lactose,caramel,tof to medium carbonation -light body O: A solid Porter but Samuel Smith can do,and usually does,more exceptional stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Clear black with white head. Nuts, milk chocolate and some vanilla. Slick, sweet and roast finish. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, 550 ml from Ščurk. Shared with Miro B. and JFK10000. Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, a smoke note. Sweet. Medium bodied.

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