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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2174   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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2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
I really liked this beer until the tobacco flavor hit me. It’s an intense tobacco flavor on the back end. I could only finish one.


3.7
Grumbo (3452) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.8
Bush_Docta (367) - - AUG 22, 2017
Pours dark brown with a tan-coloured head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, light caramel and faint dark fruits. Medium-bodied, very creamy on the palate, very drinkable. Most enjoyable porter.

3.8
vinivini (2661) - Gomel, BELARUS - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle. Deep brown. Almost clear. Moderate off-white head. Aroma: toasted & roasted malts, dried fruit, chocolate. Light to medium body. Medium dry rich malty taste. Roast & chocolate. Light ending bitterness. Good.

3.7
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle @home. Pours, black tan head. Nose is malty, chocolate, slight coffee, molasses. Taste is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, fruity.

3.4
ironcontra (361) - POLAND - AUG 2, 2017
Light bod, some grapes, winey things there, a bit of fruit and apples I feel among the licorice, fairly carbonated

3.7
scanovajr (753) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 Very solid porter. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted with caramel notes. Dry and malty.

3.6
mmmeinike (263) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2017
Dark brown almost black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, nutty and som coffee aroma. Taste of chocolate, malt, nutty and licorice.

3.8
mrjez (647) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2017
355ml bottle from BeerMa. Pours a deep cola brown, big tan head that stays around. Chocolate and roasty aroma, a little nut or oat. Great full taste as it warms, roasted barley and chocolate. Simple yet very pleasing. Good smooth feel, medium bitterness with a dry finish. Not huge in flavour range but you can’t fault the execution in the slightest.

3.6
LazyPyro (1384) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
550ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma: light roasted malt, liquorice, raisin, chocolate. Taste: light roasted malt, liquorice, caramel, hint of chocolate and a slight sugary sweetness, finish is bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice smooth easy drinking porter.

3.4
Scipio (1140) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Pours a very deep brown with a medium, foamy, tan head that settles pretty quickly. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, lesser raisin, and hints of nuts. The taste is dry, mildly bitter, and kind of underwhelming actually. The chocolate along with a fairly heavy caramel are the most pronounced flavors, while undertones are barley, licorice, and hints of coffee. Weak chocolate aftertaste. Light in body, smooth in texture, and a bit softer in carbonation. This isn’t bad at all, but I get the feeling that this one is lacking something.


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