Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2087   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Now this is an English Porter. A beautiful dark brown ale - not opaque, if you look at it correctly - with a lasting head and a bouquet of roasted malt, chocolate, and (slightly) coffee, this brew goes down quite easily, although you will be tasting it for minutes afterwards: Malt predominates, with some roasted barley and chocolate following, as well as a little cherry ester and some late-arriving nuttiness. Best at around 55 degrees so that you experience all the flavors intended by the brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutandoysters (4) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
I have no idea how to describe brews like most of you folks. I have been drinking craft beers since the Reagan administration. I know what I like and this is good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (314) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Sampled from 550 ml bottle in pint glass. Appearance: pours a 3" sudsy cream colored head that drops slowly with mild lacing. Color is dark reddish brown. Aroma: cocoa, raisins, ripe fruit, a hint of pecan, molasses and some earthy & floral hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a very dry finish. Flavor: rich roasted barley, a bit of char, cocoa, molasses, ripe fruit, tangy hop bite. Overall: another excellent offering from a terrific brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
355 ml bottle. BBE May/16. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Sugar, brown sugar, mild roasted malt and some medicine notes in a bit unpleasant aroma. Flavour is more pleasant. Mild roasted malt and sugary sweetness. Decent but way too sweet for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (587) - - JUN 21, 2015
Tastes a lot like Newcastle. Is this really a porter? Not much coffee flavor, but it does have good toffee flavor. It’s really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (754) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, minimal off-white head. Aroma: chocholate, coffee, berries, caramel and spice. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2015
Dark mahogany brown with off-white coarse head. Aroma is rich dark fruits, bitter chocolate. Slightly smoky with some hop bitterness. Quite dry taste with plenty of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Completamente negra, gran espuma. Café y chocolate en el aroma. Muy bebible, con una gran cremosidad. Cuerpo moderado y baja carbonatación. Sabor a chocolate, miel y algo de higos. Excelente ejemplo de una buena porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (541) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Drobna, beżowa, trwała piana. Bardzo ładnie koronkuje. Kolor brunatny. Aromat porterowy, lekko alkoholowy, trochę nut likierowych, trochę śliwek i czekolady. Bardzo przyjemna czekolada. W smaku wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, lekko kwaskowe. Ciemne słody, lekki nuty palone. Trochę wchodzi w nuty stouta. Piwo nie jest wodniste, ale na swój sposób lekkie. Od razu czuć , ze to angielski porter. Ekstrakt nie jest wysoki. Wysycenie średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (1086) - FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Sweet, licorice, toffee aroma. Quite fizzy carbonation. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Some toffee and cocoa in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (213) - BRAZIL - JUN 3, 2015
Cor negra de espuma bege de média formação e alta persistência com lacing razoável. Aroma de café, caramelo ao leite e chocolate e um pouco de álcool. Sabor de café e caramelo ao leite com final um pouco alcoólico e levemente amargo; retrogosto de leve torrado. Corpo e carbonatação leves. Stout típica.

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