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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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93
outstanding

2,342 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,342
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 129
Gots: 108 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000)
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my new Sam Smith's pint glass from a clear bottle with a gold foil toper and Sammy's typically handsome labelling.

Rich oaky black with some mellow dark brown notes hanging out where the light makes its way through; A foamy, thick head rises up as its bubbles all join together, some getting as large as a dime before bursting, and falls down to a thin layer, leaving behind wispy soapy curls of lace.

Light coffee and chocolate are intermingled with that distinctive Sam Smith scent that I can't quite describe - a kind of woodiness, maybe spicy earthy roots.

A large quantity of vanilla bean is present in the flavor, mingled with some cocoa and slightly grassy, acidic hop finish. A bit of coffee lingers after swallowing.

Fairly light, very smooth on the tongue with very little noticeable carbonation until you agitate it. The finish is relatively crisp, and leaves behind some slight lingering flavors that are more slick than sticky.

The Famous Taddy Porter was one of Sam Smith's beers that I intended to try first - As a matter of fact, it could very well have been one of the first beers that led me into the craft brew world, but I picked up the Oatmeal Stout instead. I've gone through a lot of other beers in their lineup before getting to this one, and it's a tasty English-style porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2006 00:23:02 | More by Tupperwolf
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color is a clear, light brown, with a thin white head that retains very well.

smell; smell is coffee and chocolate, with a hint of smokiness.

taste; taste is subtle chocolate, light coffee, and some toffee, with a rich, slightly smokey aftertaste.

mouthfeel; very light, but not watery, the texture has very nice contrast with the rich flavors.

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Appearance: Just about black with little to no tent when put up to the light. A frothy one finger tan head with a ton of lacing.

Smell: Right out the fridge I get a tart, almost wine-like aroma with hints of toffee and chocolate. But as it warms the chocolate and toffee come out more with more of a dark fruit undertone

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,342 ratings.