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

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2,529 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,529
Reviews: 1,235
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 145
Gots: 159 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

MrTinnedPEach, Mar 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Black with a ruby hue. The head is about an inch and it maintains its lacing throughout the drink

S - Heavenly. Subtle notes of chocolate with a hint of coffee and caramel.

T - Well balanced roasted flavor. Chocolate and coffee flavors are present.

M - Full and creamy

D - Shockingly very drinkable. This would make a great session beer.

Notes: This is an exceptional brew. Sheer ecstasy for the palate.

yankiac, Oct 13, 2010
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Hoptron_3000, Jun 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

NeoClassicist, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of AmberMan22
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an imperial pint-sized bottle.

A: Pitch black, just the faintest of garnet highlights, full creamy tan head.

S: Malty, Roasty, Sweet (chocolate), maybe the faintest tang of espresso. Whatever it is, it's perfect.

T: The taste is like heaven as well. It tastes just like it smells and has a delectable roasted malt aftertaste.

M &D: Perfectly creamy and smooth, carbonation is slightly subdued.

If you want to drink a porter, get a Sam Smith Famous Taddy. Wow.

AmberMan22, Jan 16, 2010
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

ScurvyDogs, Jul 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

rayj212, Mar 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

AlaYank, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

DeSoto, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

litchity, Jan 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

codon2004, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

EdelweissDad, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Diggnation
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a chilled pint glass.

The beer has a dark almost black appearance with a nice head that settled leaving a touch of lacing on the glass.

I am quite excited at this point to get the first sip. The beer delivers a roasty chocolaty smell that is not over powering - a hint of what is to come.

The taste is a winner, exactly as the aroma advertises. A very complex chocolaty taste that is, in my views, spot on and well balanced. The after taste is subtle and leaves me wanting the next sip.

I would love to try this beer at a pub that had it on draft. In the meantime, I will be purchasing more of the Taddy Porter when the mood strikes. It is mid-July at the time of this review and I think my enjoyment of this beer will only increase as the Fall and Winter months set in.

Diggnation, Jul 11, 2008
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is exceptional. I absolutely love it. Looks good. Tan appearance. Smells good. Taste kinda creamy, but in a very good way. The mouthful is exceptional and the drinkabilty is great. With one taste, this beer will have you coming back for more and more. The only hinderance I see in this beer and others made by this company is its price. $4.49 for a bottle. A bit pricey, but otherwise worth its value

yuenglingfan101, Aug 19, 2010
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

VikeMan, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Lamdawg420, Aug 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This porter has it all. "The Famous" Taddy Porter is right. This beer is creamy, smooth, tastey and down right delicious. Compared to other porters the biggest difference in this one is the mouthfeel - at times this can be a little ambiguous with beer but when this fills your mouth you will appreciate this category. The smell and taste are the perfect Goldilocks - 3 bears blend of just right. Not too much, not enough - just right.

SisuPride, Apr 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

leagr, Aug 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Dougish, Jul 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

saefrog, Jul 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Sekhmet, Dec 05, 2013
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,529 ratings.