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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2180   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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4.1
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2004
Deep brown in colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma was of chocolate cake, vanilla and cookie dough malt. Flavour was malty (dark bittersweet chocolate, roasty, nuts), coffee, quite sweet. Ends with a long bittersweet chocolate bitterness. Excellent porter.

3.7
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2004
pours a dark black w/ a thick and creamy tan head... it carried a great creamy pallate w/ a nice bite of carbonation but seemed a touch to dry. the smell was of carmel malts strongly on the carmel w/ hints of coffee with something a tad bitter on it. The flavor was a little complex and hart to pick a part i got a taste of bitter hops and a carmelly sweet overtone w/ something else that stood out but I could’nt place it. overall it was a good beer that I’d drink again but not for the vegas price $8.

3
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2004
Great intens brown color with a reddish shine in it. Nice chessnut aroma’s with faint hits of vanilla, butter caramel and soft spices. This beer has a smooth taste with a fine nuttyness and a lightly roasted taste. It has a round taste of brown sugar with little cinnamon and some coffee like touches in it. It ends with a bitterness of burned caramel.

3.5
apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 15, 2004
Dark almost opague with ruby edges, foamy brown head with excellent lacing. Nutty nose full bodied mouthfeel with a dry but sweet finish. a bit bitter. I was hoping for a thicker more chocolaty porter. Good but not my thing esp. for $10 for four.

3
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Bottle. Pours a dark brick reddish/brown, with a thin tan head. Very mild beer, faint aroma of brown sugar, sour roasted barley, and mild smoke. Really no flavor, some spice, the tangy character really stands out, pretty thin mouth feel. Not the robust porter I thought it was going to be.

3.8
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
Nice molasses, chocolate, spicy vanilla aromas from a rich ruby brown beer with minimal, but lasting tan head. Was perhaps a little thin for my taste, but then had a nice lingering bittersweet finish.

4
midwestdrifter (5) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2004 does not count
has a touch of nuttyness and caramel in aroma. thick creamy head. dark brown body. creamy feel and slight carbonation. a warm roasty taste. a little bitter at finsih.

4
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Pours a clear reddish black with a fluffy brown head. Nice chocolatey roasty aroma. Taste has more of the aroma qualities plus notes of coffee and roasted malt. Moderately sweet with a slightly burnt aftertaste. Medium body with a smooth texture but could use more body and thickness. Great head retention, nice porter.

4.1
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2004
Looks the part of the quintessential porter. Mellow aroma, and a funny but complex taste of roasted barley, cocoa and pears. Definitely having this one again.

2.7
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Pours a dark, dark brown with virtually no head. Smells a bit sour with notes of chocolate and hazelnut. Tastes tart with cocoa notes and some smoke, has a medium body and finishes with low bitterness. Virtually no hop character. What is it with the "tangy" thing that most of the SS ales have? Distinct, but not my favorite porter.


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