Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by ZoomanCru:
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Taddy Porter – Porter (5%) - Samuel Smith's Brewing Co. (England)
App: Very dark pour, practically black with a big, two finger dark tan head. Dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a steady half finger ring with high sparse lacing.
Smell: Dry, chocolatey roastiness dominates with no mentionable hop aroma. Bouquet is medium-low, clean and pleasant. Some deep caramel notes high in the nose as the brew begins to warm. Slightest hints of phenols. Hints of dark bread such as Pumpernickel.
Taste: Deceptively sweet in the foretaste, blooming to a deep and complicated malt profile with aggressive notes of roasted grain, chocolate, and just a hint of coffee. Slight creaminess really compliments the somewhat bitter and acrid taste of the roasted barley. Finishes very dry with only the slightest hops bite and a lingering bitterness that is low on the palate like espresso. The best porter I've ever had.
Mouth: Very smooth mouthfeel counterbalanced by the slight dryness created from the roasted grains. Carbonation is medium-low and very creamy.
Home tasting, 550ml bottle into Snifter glass. 1/27/14
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 00:53:30 | More by ZoomanCru
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 2,364 ratings.