Brewed by Batemans
Style: Porter
Wainfleet, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Sold as Mr Georges Ruby Porter in the US due to trademark issues.
Note: According to sources, currently (2012) Dark Lord and Salem Porter are the same beer - named Dark Lord in bottles and Salem Porter on cask.

A dark ruby beer with a rich flavour and spicy finish. The hop grist adds a hint of citrus to complement the roasted malt character. Dark, Delicious and Delectable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
From bottle at Aarhus Beerfestival. Dark brown colour with tint of redish. Mild fruity aroma. Cheapish malt structure - I get sugar here. Low bitterness. Silky mouthfeel. Slight chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 18, 2008
Appearance: very dark brown to black color with reddish notes. Medium head with beige color, lasting and good adherence to the glass. Aroma: to dark malts and light toast, too toasted flour smells. Aromatic notes like vanilla, coffee and ripe fruits like raisins and figs. Flavor: toasted malt start, with reminiscences of bitter-chocolate, fresh roast coffee, candy and ripe fruits similar to figs, black raisins, plums, banana and berries. Light and ephemeral sourness. Dried final from roasted grains, mainly, and some hops dried touch. This dryness is light to medium in intensity, some persistency and with a fruity touch similar to grapefruits peel. Palate: light to medium body and soft carbonation. Remark: balanced beer and with nice fruity dryness, but some weak, for a porter, in the slight toast and the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle, from Fin. Thanks mate! Nice start with an attractive ruby-highlighted brown pour and sticky tan head leaving a lacey ring around the glass. Blackstrap molasses aroma, with that unrefined sugary twang. Much dryer than the aroma would indicate. Just a hint of brown sugar sweetness and roast, fairly aggressive carbonation and a rather short finish. Just a bit of lingering plum. Fun to try the other Dark Lord...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2008
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted. Flavour is malt, roasted, fruit, coffee, chocolate. OK beer, but need more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16821) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a nice, beige head. The aroma is nice and chocolatey with coffee as well, but it sort of lacks something. The same goes for the flavor, theres coffee and chocolate, and a little hoppy bitterness, but still theres missing something. In addition, theres a touch of vegetables that I didnt think too much of. Medium body, sweetish and dry. A quite nice beer, but as mentioned, it lacks something. (080215)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8217) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 1) Dark malt, cooked sugar and sticky sweet fruit aroma. Stouty with ruby edges and a thin white head. Sweet, buttery and vaguely smoky, with brittle chocolate, liquorice and caramel notes. Cant taste any hops. Thinnish but tasty. 2) (as Mr George). Bastards got me- shouldve spotted the 9fl oz on the neck. Dark chestnut beer with a fine beige slick. Decent, boozy aroma; charcoal, sticky black breads, marzipan, black cherry peppered with aniseed. House Batemans stuff, blackened. More watery, typical Batemans taste; black cherry, brown sugar, aniseed. Thin, sugary. Faint dusting of roast. 736313.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (6269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2008
500 ml bottle. Very dark red body, almost black. Medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorices and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, liquorices and hints of chocolate. Quite nice, but something is missing to be really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Very dark brown with a beige head. Pear fruit and caramel in the aroma. Sweet caramel taste with mid bitter finish. Rather liked this; reminded me of some rum fudge granny brought back from the Lake District in 1959.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10161) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle, from Morrisons, 11-02-08 Poured dark brown with beige head (quite largeish head actually) some fruit and caramel on the nose, fruity flavours, with sweet dark malts, a bit of bitter chocolate and bitterness is ok if a little safe, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6331) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Brilliant mahogany with a ring of tan head; rich fruit cake aroma; smooth and creamy with coffee and vanilla flavours, sweet then with a dark roasted malt woody dryness to the finish. Elegant and understated.

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