Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2208   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Right away it is easy to tell this is yet another carefully crafted beer from Samuel Smiths. With a firm but gentle pour, a beer fills the glass that is dark brown in color with a bit of a ruby tint, more so in the edges. A dense, thick mocha cap rests on top of the beer and leaves a nice amount of lace stick down the sides of the glass. The aroma blends smooth dark chocolate, roasted malt, and cocoa together, with a bit of earthy nuttiness as well. The blend of the flavors is definitely one of the strengths of this beer. Each sip starts with a fair amount of roasted malt and chocolate flavor that ranges from soft, semi-sweet cocoa to dark and slightly bitter. There is a bit of caramel and fig flavor in the middle that gives a gentle sweetness, and finally a blend of earthy hops and light coffee notes create a moderately bitter finish. The beer wraps up cleanly, although I wish the flavor was a bit more full and robust. One aspect that could be improved is the body. Although 5% for a porter may have been the standard in the past and Taddy Porter drinks slightly bigger than that, there are just too many amazing porters coming out with a much deeper and more textured flavor to have this one stand out anymore. The obvious brewing skill and small touches show why this beer (like most from Samuel Smiths) is a classic. However, with the speed of innovation in the porter style and in craft beer in general, this beer may be relegated to more infrequent consumption. When I have this, though, it is very drinkable and disappears quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (1183) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
(Flasche) Es hat eine fast schwarze Farbe, scheint filtriert mit einer braunen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist rstig, schwer, zartbitter Schokolade, etwas slich und leicht nach Hefe- oder Fleischextrakt. Der Geschmack ist schlank, rstig, leicht aschig, Holz, bitter mit Schokoladennoten, vllt etwas Trockenfrchte und etwas suerlich im Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (571) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2016
moderate malty aroma, hints of chocolate. black in color with nice long lasting light brown head. medium body, roasted barley, and coffee notes. finishes smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4386) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Draught at the Cheshire Cheese, looks like Guinness but tastes like a creamy Schwarzbier - ashy with red fruit, over a rich creamy-dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5622) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2016
12 oz single bottle from Mollys Spirits. Black appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, light caramel malt, vanilla, chocolate and light coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark and malty with a lingering bittersweet finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Solid porter overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1518) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a dark black with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt. Has a great roasted malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (183) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 24, 2016
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dried and red fruits, earthy notes and some wood. Taste is chocolate, caramel, dried fruits, some sugar and wood. Bittersweet aftertaste. Delicious Porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleigator (875) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2016
Pours pitch black with a big, fluffy beige head. Smells of milk chocolate, fudge, earth and dried raisins. Roasted hazelnuts mingle into a pleasant malt foundation, which produces a nice sweetness. Has a soft carbonation, together with a very light, slighty metallic mouthfeel among a good amount of fluffy cream and chocolate. Tastes of rustic bread dough, earth and toffee malts with a glazed caramel topping, soothed by cream and a metallic carbonation. Finishes with even more cream and a subtle tartness among scented wood. Very light, creamy and chocolate driven with a strange metallic carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (613) - - OCT 25, 2016
Black opaque with creamy brown head. Sweet chocolate & cinnamon nose. Smooth, carbonated palate releasing dark chocolate flavours. Easy drinking & luscious. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1641) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2016
Aroma: burnt malt, bitter chocolate, roasted dark malts. Appearance: black color and creamy head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee, slightly acid, burnt malts, dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Really good London Porter, nice roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tjomleif (187) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Black with a big tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet nutty, fruit and candy flavors.

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