Showing posts with label Samuel Smith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Samuel Smith. Show all posts

Monday, September 21, 2009

Taddy Porter

Taddy Porter (Samuel Smith's)

Ratebeer 3.72 96th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +4

We never see enough of this style in BC. The aroma calls to you with a siren-like voice. It haunts you with roasted coffee beans and chocolate; yet sweet like milk. As you sail closer, your palate crashes upon a light rock of carbonation, but it is the taste that pulls you under. The roasted cocoa and burnt toast scares you at first, but it is creaminess and smoothness that washes over as you stare into the darkness.

Aftertaste +1

The lingering is not as poetic; just a slight roasted chocolate than ends clean.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

This is not meant to be a heavy hitter, but a nice easy drinking beer.

Value +1

This should be the definitive porter style.

Ingame Enhancement +1

With more L4D maps everyday, it just like my beer fridge; never the same taste twice.

Overall 7/10

I love a good porter. They are light and easy drinking, yet flavourful.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

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Samuel Smith Imperial Stout

Ratebeer 3.9 98th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +5

I truly am a sucker for a strong stout; if it's an imperial style even better. This one was a treat. The nose is fulfilling with huge whiffs of milk chocolate, licorice, roasted cocoa and molasses. Your taste is just like the nose; just add a creamy/smooth mouth feel and you got it. Oddly the finish is dry with bitter chocolate. Did I mention that you could pick out smoke and fruit hints?

Aftertaste +2

Your whole mouth and throat are coated with a sweet molasses burn that lasts longer than expected.

Alcohol Content +1 7%

You can smell and taste it with every raise of the glass.

Value +1

This is right up there with the best of the imperial stouts

Ingame Enhancement +1

I played a little GRID on PS3 tonight; booze is great for relaxing the twitch reflex when driving. Too much though and you need a lot of race restarts

Overall 10/10 BOOM HEADSHOT

Drink this beer often; enough said.

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