Samuel Smith Old Brewery, (Tadcaster) North Yorkshire, UK
A very dark, full bodied ale with a rich, creamy head and an intense dry, tangy character. Brewed with well water (the original well sunk in 1758 is still in use), malted barley, roasted malt, yeast and hops. Fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’. The type of beer first brewed in the early 18th century; gained its name from being drunk by porters in the fish, meat and other produce markets.
This is a dark beer! It has a faint smell of chocolate and also tastes more of chocolate than coffee. It is indeed full-bodied. Not sweet, but not particularly bitter. Most malt. This is a simple, yet highly drinkable brew. A very English Porter. It also kind of reminds us of a Scotch Ale, but less bitter.
Would we have it again? Yes
Would we get a 4/pk? Nah…