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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


Cakes' rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich creamy coffee brown with a small tan head. Nose is sweet. Syrup, licorice, raisins and dates, milk chocolate. Flavors of brown sugar, charred wood/black toast, cocoa powder. Mild carbonation, honeylike finish. Light bodied. Aftertaste of black coffee. Perhaps the best looking porter that I have found. An old time porter.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1419) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
550 ml bottle. Clear deep ruby copper, fine tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is sugary and malty. Sweet toasted brown malt taste, smooth light chocolate, some subtle dark fruitiness later on, faint Noble influence, no bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Classic proper British Porter. LBW Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2517) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, white-ish head. Aroma of milk chocolate and dark malt. Taste of coffee, salty licorice, caramelised sugar and some bitter hop in the finish. Solid porter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Deep brown pour with amber highlights, monstrous tan head. Nose is dark roasted barley. Bittersweet. Middle is coffee, hint of cream, light molasses. Finish is medium bodied dark grain, hint of hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kajser27 (84) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 16, 2015
Almost completely black, nice and lasting tan head. Brown sugar, milk chocolate aroma. Sweet milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malt with a lightly roasted bitter dry finish. Medium bodied and milky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (631) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 16, 2015
550ml bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolates and malt with toffee. Sweet finish. Great mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkSong (315) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
It pours black with a small tan head. It has a roasted aroma and also a bread, chocolate and caramel aroma. I taste chocolate, bread, caramel and coffee. This is a very good beer. I’m glad that I bought this one and intend to buy more from this brewery in the future.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lello4ever (105) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Splendida questa porter della Samuel Smiths. Nera, schiuma marrone e cremosa. Sapore di malto tostato e cioccolato ma non amaro come altre birre simili, molto intenso. Assolutamente da provare tra quelle del genere.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BlindGuardianco (9) - - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
Malty, chocolate and a bit bitter, awesome head and very drinkable, great beer will buy again!.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bastarda (140) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
aromas of bitter chocolate and blackcurrants, when warming some dried banana/vanilla bean hints, fragrant willamette hops as well; milk chocolate taste, herbal aspects, some fennel seeds, some dark caramel, all not the least cloying, silky mouthfeel without being brewed with oats. Subtle fadeout of this thoroughly balanced, outstanding porter!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (156) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2015
550ml bottle. Aroma was nice and roasty. Dark black appearance, with a little tan head. Lots of flavor, but clean w/little to no hop character. Full bodied. Overall, a great example of a porter.


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