overall
96
99
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2595) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Pours with a one-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black as coal. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Starts and finishes with a roasted chocolate/coffee flavor with a slight lingering burnt coffee aftertaste. $2.32 for a 12 oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Lots of carbonation in the pour - distinct aroma of bubble gum, rasberry and semi-sweet chocolate. Taste is watery - like a nice stout but watery. Hints of chocolate, caramel and cherry - but all distant. Ill have to try the Imperial Stout next.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Deep black with a large fluffy head that slowly settles down. Aroma of roasted malt, and yeast. Medium body. Roasted malt dominates the flavor and finish. Not bad, but not as complex or enjoyable as the imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Beautiful when you pour it, dark brown/black with nice tan head that turns into a light layer on top of the beer. Aroma is a bit strange...roasts come through strong, but there is an odd, almost fruity scent in the nose that I couldnt nail down. Flavor has the same thing...almost tastes like orange??? All that considered, I found this to be an enjoyable beer. Not quite as good as the oatmeal stout, but better than the imperial. Palate lost a point on the tangy part of the aftertaste...not what I look for in a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with a thick fluffy tan head. Chocolate, hazelnut, and bourbon aroma...slightly acidic and leathery as well. Creamy smooth body with a strong roasted nut flavor...the "tangy" or astringent roasted barley turned me off a bit, not exactly what I would look for in a porter but better than average. (perhaps a bad bottle?)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2005
In my mind the perfect porter. Beautiful dark appearance. Hints of coffee, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar. Probably Samuel Smiths best effort.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Dark pour, lite head and an roasted pumpkin aroma. Kinda spicy and fizzy on the tongue. Bitter afterfinish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Pleasant, 1 inch head that faded nicely, nice lace, palate was full bodied and not too thin, by far my favorite Sammy Smith!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
550ml clear bottle. Poured dark brown with ruby highlights, bitter chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Notes of molasses, brown sugar, caramel and roasted malts. A little thin in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Best sam smith brew. Compared head to head with the highly rated Fullers london and prefered the sam smith. more interesting hop profile than fullers. not realy a fair comparison as i am an american hop head and not fond of the usualy milder english stuff.


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