Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by BigBarley:
3.98/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Trying first time, reviewed live
Poured a menacing, pitch black, no light getting through this roasted monster. Decent head of light-brown foam that rose to almost 2 fingers and settled back at about half.
Smells like a promising porter. Nice roasty notes, a touch of some coffee, a hint of smoke, all wrapped up in that delicious, somewhat dry, porter smell. I don't know the best way to describe it, but most traditional english porter have a distinctive smell that seems to set them way apart from stouts. And this one has it in spades.
Nice. There's a biscuit quality that seems fairly unique to this beer, as well as something almost meaty. There's a faint hint of bitterness underneath the dry flavor, and it comes through in a complex, balanced way. Not many porters have shown this level of complexity while retaining such a simple approach. Very delicious, you can tell this one is traditional.
Mouth is medium for the style, with a thin carbonation that gives this beer a crisp, refreshing feel.
I was very pleased with this beer, it's acclaimed for a reason. Nice and complex, layered with roast and darkness while rounding out with touches of floral bitters. Delicious and satisfying, and generally easy enough to locate.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 10:46:25 | More by BigBarley
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice clear deep chocolate brown with a thin layer of white head. Great retention, looks fantastic after the pour.
Smells like a great light/medium roasted coffee with some hints of cocoa and smoke. Some sweetness is present with tinges of nuts.
Tastes follows up on the nose with an addition of extra flavour. coffee, cocoa and the presence of nuts is reminiscent of amaretto. Lots of flavours perfectly mixed.
Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Very smooth and a bit slick on the tongue while remaining refreshing.
Quite an impressive porter, complex with great flavour and nose. It's a bit thin for my personal taste but that won't stop me from hopefully having it again!
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 17:47:08 | More by byronic
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,366 ratings.