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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2221   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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4.8
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
This beer is divine, an English porter cannot get any better than this. it pours a luxuriously textured dark brown color with very little light coming in. the head is about two inches tall, and super creamy, light mocha in color. the nose is fantastically enticing, with a lot of milk chocolate notes from the malt, a bitterness from the roasted barley, and a hint of tartness to it as well from the hopping. the flavor is packed full with roasted malts, and is heavy on both the sweet and bitter chocolate components. this is even better than their acclaimed oatmeal stout, something about those stone fermenters really lets the yeast shine in all of their beers, and its an excellent complement to the dark bittersweet complexion of this porter. very little sweetness in the finish though, as the hops and burnt grains bitter it right up. full bodied and smooth as anything, I love the feel of this beer too. my only complaint is that its sold in four packs instead of six packs, I always seem to be wanting another one or two at the end of a session. wow this is just a splendid porter, an example to be followed on both sides of the atlantic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
koleminer20 (3463) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
330 or 355 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. Im not sure of the bottle or can size, but here it is. The pour is a darker brown, very clear with some amber shining through. There is a decent khaki colored head and a nice bit of lace left behind. The aroma is light. There is a chocolate and sweet caramel to this one up front with a light roasted malt, and a touch of nuttiness. Everything is just light, and I wish there was more depth. The flavor is much of the same. The roasted malt comes through first with a light chocolate and a hint of some caramel. A metallic component takes over the finish. The mouth feel is decent with a softer carbonation and a malty, bitter nuttiness, and a hint of metallic on the finish. Its really quick fading as well. This isnt bad, but its going in a decent direction. 6 4 6 3 13

3.5
ebone1988 (1849) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, slightly nutty, nice. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, clear. Taste is roasted malt, nutty, dark chocolate, metallic, falls off quick. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, roasted malt and slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, its pretty good, though I wish it was more robust. Samuel Smith beers always fall off quicker than I want.

3.4
tricksta_p (4528) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, some roast and quite some liquorice, bit sugary, touch of dark fruits, raisins and dark chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and moderate roasty bitter. Body is medium. Nice classic Porter, very drinkable.

3.5
ehaak26 (481) - - MAY 4, 2017
On tap at The Pub. Pours a nice dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and some coffee.

3.7
MelvinKalksma (1510) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Really flavourful and especially for its abv, but it is all thanks to that abysmal cane sugar again. Perfect appearance and a great palate, but the aroma could have been a lot stronger.

4
matzou (188) - SPAIN - APR 21, 2017
Vinous aroma light roastiness. Black body with 1 finger white head. Taste is vinous slightly barrel like. Medium light body medium low carbonation. Light sweet opening with dry finish

3.1
Bilek (1) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2017 does not count
Wychodzi ?liwka, lekka s?odycz, kompletnie brakuje goryczki. Little plum and sweetness, defenitly missing bitterness.

3.6
ArtificialCyst (1140) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Aroma: Caramel, some roast, nuts. Appearance: Brown body, nice head. Taste: Not too sweet, caramelly, lightly roasty, notes of nuts, light hoppy spice. Palate: Semi-dry finish, medium body, low carbonation.

3.3
oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Decent old-school porter, offering up roasted malt with a mocha-ish backbone, coupled with a mild cherry-apricot tang and a mild English hop bitterness. Dry despite the added sugar, with a raisin-chocolate undercurrent that comes through as it warms. Finishes yeasty and has a bit of a neutral fade. Drinkable, yet kinda hard to appreciate after so many amazing American porters.

4.2
boe1973 (2) - NORWAY - FEB 19, 2017 does not count
En god porter, litt mildere enn andre. En l kose seg med. Begynte p fem grader, ble bedre da den ble varmere.


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