overall
97
99
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2208   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
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.


3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.4
   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.

4.7
   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.

4
   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!

3
   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.

3.9
   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

3.8
   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.

4
   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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