Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 2217   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
I think Sam Smith is an underachiever. Every beer of his that I come across comes close to greatness, but always falls short. This beer is a perfect example. Very dark, but also thin for a porter. Smoky with slight coffee and malt flavor, but just not strong enough. Dont get me wrong, I did enjoy this beer, but I just wanted more out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 28, 2005
A rich dark brown in color with a light brown head that is long lasting. A roast coffee and chocolate aroma. Starts off with a coffee taste and finishes with a nice malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (14380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle poured a dark brown with a long lasting brown head and lots of lace.Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some vinous notes. Body is about right for a porter. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of a tang with a dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Absolutely my benchmark for sweeter style porters, (Fullers for the dryer style). Perfect color, perfect balance, finish, etc. etc. Has a candied apple sweetness hiding behind the slight smokiness and wonderful roasted malt flavor. If you dont like this, just stop drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
I had such high hopes for this but was very disappointed. All I tasted was carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Pours purple-brown with medium brown head that quickly diminishes leaving little lacing. Nose is earthy, pungent, with stewed vegetable and a sharp vinious aroma. The flavor is strongly roasted barley with coffee and chocolate notes, olive, apple. Finishes mildly bitter with smoky aftertaste coating the tongue. Overall very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1539) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
ha ha i never would have known it was a clear glass bottle untill i start drinking this. Anyway This is how porter should be. Nice dark color. Very smooth with a great from start to finish true porter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
A deep chestnut color with ruby highlights. Puffy off white cap, laces the glass. Moderate carbonation. Light nose: sweet apple and cocoa mingle over light grass tones. Malty and smooth, mocha-like with pear or plum notes. Finishes wetwith a drying from the hop bittering....one fine porter...a true proter and probably one of the worlds best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2005
A Mes rate: This immediately followed an S.S. Oatmeal Stout and to be honest it just did not match up. Dark, flavourful, very similar to the stout but *yawns* ahh its ok. Try the Oatmeal Stout its much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Dense black color. Very smooth and creamy taste. As like other Sam Smiths offerings not bitter. A very smooth porter. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

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