Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2005
One of my favorites. Perfectly roasted malt. Deep black pour with a quick head. Some fruity, nutty notes guide you to a crisp finish. All the right parts make this a great porter. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Big aroma of malt, cocoa, molasses, and roasted nuts. Deep black with an ample tan head that compresses down to nickel thickness after a while. Thin fore followed by a very malty and roasty molasses sugar and nut flavor mixture. I get more of the canes sugar flavors than chocolate. In fact chocolate is more a notion than an actual flavor point. There is a hint of metal twang in the flavor as well. DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Purs a deep brown/black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt aromas whcih continue itno the flavor profile. Medium body balances he flavors well. Sweetness doesn’t continue through the finish, which is almost dry, apparently due to the hops, although no hops flavoe or aroma is apparent. A benchmark porter. harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Bottle at Anchor Tap. Very dark brown/black withthick creamy beige head. Lovelyaromas. Dark malts and lovely dark fruits. Good in mouth and the finish is gtrainy with coffee and powery chocolate. Excellent beer. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Deep brown with a dark tan head. Nice lacing. Complex nose of burnt coffee, chocolate and roasted nuts. The roasted nut and chocolatey flavor comes through in the mouth, albiet milder in taste than aroma. A clean finish for a porter, leaving a satin mouthfeel tinged with sweetness. A very nice porter!
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Frankly, I question the sexuality of any man who doesn’t like this stuff. ... Aroma is magnificent, coffee, chocolate, plums ... appearance is very dark, nearly black with a nice, long-lasting head. ... Flavor matches the aroma, with coffee, chocolate and fruit all present ... a bit light on the palate, perhaps the only disappointing quality of this porter. Overall, one of the best beers I’ve sampled, and I would rate it above Sam’s Oatmeal Stout. A truly wonderful brew. mmanthe (12) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
a very unique beer. couldn’t figure out what to make of it at first, but finally decided i liked it, a lot. Has a unique nearly wine flavor. ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Very dark chocolaty aroma and flavor, pours dark brown with quickly diminishing head. Yumm times 2. AcctError25141 (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
i dont know what taddy means but it is a decent porter form smauel smith i will definetly by more sam smith products Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2005
I have a friend who says he’s never met a Samuel Smith that he hasn’t liked. I must say the same. This porter is a little on the dry side with with a nice anise flavor that you can really rouse by snapping your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Also has bites of chocolate and coffee. Nicely carbonated. I’ve picked up four packs of this in the past and will likely do so in the future.