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

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Ratings: 2,632
Reviews: 1,242
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 152
Gots: 189 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000)
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Beer poured to a dark black color with a very thick dark tan head. It is a nice thick brew that gave of aromas of chocolate with a bit of coffee. The head stayed for a good amount of time and had great lacing till the beer was gone! The taste was of chocolate, caramel, coffee with a bit of nuts. Must say that the drink ability on this brew is very high, but more of a winter season brew for me. Over all I gave this brew the high marks it deserved. Feel that the Samuel Smith Imperial Stout is a bit better but this ranks pretty high for me.

Beer was in a great looking clear bottle (normal for Samuel Smith), 550 ML.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Pours a clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice one finger plus tan creamy head which lasts a little while, nice small islands and sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is roasted malts, and toffee. The taste is very nice of malts/toffee. Medium body. Very drinkable, this brew really surprised me, very tasty. Will definitely add this one to my list.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- When I went to pour this I was surprised how thin the body was, I usually tend to shy away from porters that are not thick and robust. With that said, the body was thin but black and had a good head with almost zero lacing.

B- I pick up a slight trace of malts and coffee.

T- Very surprised, upon pouring I wasn't expecting much. As the porter hits your palette you get that familiar English thin watery taste/body and that's when it happens, you get hit with an impressive amount of coffee and chocolate notes. I would have never guessed they could pack so much punch.

M- Thin and watery.

D- Very high on the drinkability scale! Delicious, practical, and for under 3 dollars a bomber, I'll be buying this again for sure!

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

This one has a nice dark color and a good head like most of Samuel Smiths. The aroma is good and the taste has elements of chocolate and coffee. A good beer, but I would agree with others that you should get the Oatmeal Stout.

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

A - low but well defined beige head. Clear but dark color. Very similar to the oatmeal stout. Fine bubbled lacing on the side of the glass. Not much continued bubbling.

S - sweet roasted malts. Caramel and buttery tones. Roasted campfire marshmallows.

T - very good example of a porter. Roasted malts dominate the experience but there are well defined hops that enhance and enrich the experience without taking over like some northwest coast versions of this. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and crisp like toast.

M - medium bodied but not as syrupy as some of it's Sam smith cousins. Slightly fizzy feel provides for an overall pleasant experience to four of five senses. It's just a good beer.

D - a solid beer and good example of porters and stouts in general. Would get this anytime

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Though not my personal favorite, this porter definitely has its merits. Pouring a deep dark brown with a prominent creamy tan head, this brew possesses the trademark Samuel Smith's aroma with just a hint of dark malts. The smooth medium-plus body supports a malty flavor with a noticeable smoky chocolate overtone. The grassy hop finish is a nice contrast to the smoky dark malts. Quite tasty.

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