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

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2217
Reviews: 1211
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%


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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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 4/13/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, molasses, brown bread, raisin, light roasted malt, earth, and light herbal hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; fairly light on strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, light coffee, brown bread, raisin, light nuttiness, earth, and herbal hops. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, roasted malt, light coffee, brown bread, raisin, earth, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of nicely robust flavors with good complexity; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English porter. Very nice robustness and balance of flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 07:16:52 | More by superspak
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into point glass. It has a black appearance with low to no transparency and a small tan head. It has a hoppy and roasted malt smell. It has a very roasted taste with a medium maltiness. It has a creamy mouth feel with a wet finish. Overall it's a nice porter with a good roasted character.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: 18.7 ounce Victorian bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip.

Appearance: Looks great in the glass, creamy tan head with tiny bubbles, beautiful lacing even all around the glass, dark, nice head retention despite some shrinkage.

Smell: chocolate, roasted malt smell up front, not overpowering, fruity smell on the back, cherry like aroma, not a heavy aroma like a stout a bit lighter.

Taste: Roasted malt up front, some bitterness, not much, fruity dark cherry flavor on the back, great flavor.

Mouthfeel: Of the Sam Smith's beers I have tried this appears to me the most impressive, they have smooth creamy feel, some carbonation, their beers flow smoothly through the palate.

Overall: Awesome porter, very drinkable, 5%, not as bitter or roasted as some American porters but the balance is great, world class English porter.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter

Ol' school

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Awesome and inviting. Very dark for a low abv porter. Not quite black but dark as far as porters go.

S: Roasted malts, figs, cherries as well as other dark fruits.

T: Taste is very flavorful for a porter. This is not my favorite style but Taddy bings it's A game for sure. To me most porters are watery. Taddy is not.

M: Medium-sized feel. Somewhat creamy

O: A very common offering that never disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 02:21:17 | More by GOBLIN
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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