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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


Cakes' rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (393) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
A heavy feel beer but worth it. Slightly bitter but still smooth going down. For only 5% it had a lot more going for it than expected. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoplover66 (57) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2015
Oscura con una buena capa de espuma compacta. Aroma torrefacto a café. Sabor tostado, café, chocolate, licor. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación baja. Final no muy amargo. Muy bebible. Hay que dejar que tome temperatura para apreciarla bien.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (583) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Liquorice, chocolate, brown sugar, blackberries, hints of vegetables (not at all disturbing). Light sweet, moderate light bitter, slightly sour, thin creamy texture, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (652) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Cola black beer and a dark beige head. Vanilla and liquorice on the nose. Roasted flavor with a hint of sweetness, carbonation on a little crispier side, medium bodied. Quite nice texture and flavor. A little creamy. Overall a nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1789) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a stiff tan head. Creamy start, bitter finish. Very smooth. Cracker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (490) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
Schwarzes Bier mit brauner Krone. Geruch nach Nussschokolade und Kaffee und Sirup. Nachgeschmack stark nach Asche, ansonsten süßlich und malzig.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gueuze (616) - - JUL 15, 2015
Farbe dunkelbraun bis schwarz. Geruch nach Backobst, leicht röstig. Recht trocken, leicht säuerlich. Leicht bitter, aber auch wässrig. Irgendwie fehlt Körper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanosX (41) - - JUL 13, 2015
Aroma of coffee with a head that looks like espresso crema. Flavours of coffee, dark chocolate and malt vinegar. The beer is thin in texture and surprisingly light. It looks like espresso but doesn't have the flavour to back up its looks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (255) - HONG KONG - JUL 10, 2015
A classic porter, or maybe THE classic porter. Black with white head, aroma or caramel, which dominates the taste as well, hints of chocolate and coffee, a little of sour finish. Thin body. Overall a good porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarauderSky (18) - - JUL 10, 2015
Not a huge porter fan. If you are, this is awesome. As far as Samuel Smith goes, I prefer the Nut Brown.


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