overall
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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: 2216   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ArtificialCyst (952) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (972) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (372) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Opaque, deep brown color with beige, creamy foam that lasts. Lots of malt and toasted barley in the nose with some chocolate and some fruity notes. Touches of bitterness and maybe a little tart too. The taste is slightly less sweet as the bitter roasted barley comes out. There is a dryness to it as well. Medium body, smooth, little fizz.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (220) - Stow, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2017
12 ounce bottle at home. You can smell the roasted coffee and sugar in this very smooth beer. Medium bodied and some sweetness to this lightly carbonated beer. This is a really nice and drinkable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown to black in colour. Very malty (espresso coffee, dusty dark chocolate, roast malts). Fruity (dark fruits, raisins). Full-bodied beer with intense dry tangy chocolaty character. Sweetish, ending in a slight hop bitterness. Very drinkable. Lovely Porter. (2011-07-20)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (177) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Black with a shade of brown. Small head. Aroma of barley and roasted malts. Minimal vinous and fruity. Taste is malts, dark chocolate, cocoa and a hint of coffee. Sweet. Dry. Some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Low carbonation. Oily and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Well done and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (1208) - 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 (660) - 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.


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