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

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2,470 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,470
Reviews: 1,228
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 144
Gots: 146 | 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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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%

Samuel Smith Taddy Porter has a very thick, creamy, beige head and a dark brown (with red tints) appearance. Lacing is moderate. Aroma is of medium-roasted malt, dark cherries, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. With taste, one gets roasted malt, sweetness, bitterness, and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Smith Taddy Porter finishes semi-dry and very easy drinking. Overall, this is an outstanding, world class beer, and I strongly recommend that you try it.


RonaldTheriot, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of DRC
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured aggressively into New Belgium tulip.

Beautiful three finger caramel colored head, that flees quickly. Not much lace left on glass. Deep dark rich mahogany color. Had to hold directly to light fixture just to get a hint of light passage.

Sweet caramel, maybe some toffee aroma. This is where I'm having trouble, I know there has to be more there but I can't find it. Not to worry as you start to drink.

Not an overly complex taste, but there is a lot going on. Slight nuttiness maybe hint of cherry and nutmeg. Some sweetness, and a great finish with a hint of alcohol.

Very good porter, that all comes together with each drink. Has it all. Great beginning, middle and end.

DRC, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of DaveONan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DaveONan, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured into a snifter

A: blackish brown. Tan half finger head that exits, stage left. Leaves a tan ring with minimal lacing.

S: chocolate, licorice, dark fruit

T: smooth; coffee dominates with a dry, chocolatey/caramel finish. Malty, full bodied. A tad smokey/burnt, but in a good way.

M: medium, creamy. Light carbonation.

O: A top notch porter. No wonder it's "famous." Robust, pleasant. Pairs well with cheddar. Will drink again; oh yes, I will.

brewskifan55, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of TimPell
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

TimPell, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Robeerto89
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Robeerto89, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

A: 1" foamy tan head over cola coloured liquid.

S: Yeast, caramel, coffee, toasted malt and roasted barley.

T: Yeasty, caramel, coffee, toasted malt and roasted barley. A nice balance between sweet and bitter, but the bitter just barely wins out. Malty and nice, with an aftertaste reminiscent of Guinness.

M: A creamy mouthfeel with a medium to thin viscosity and a medium to low level of delicate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, it goes down extremely quick. I would have this again in a heartbeat.

DaftCaskBC, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of rayj212
5/5  rDev +19.6%

rayj212, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Danno48
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Danno48, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev -4.3%

OldTime, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of dansmcd
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%

A - Two fingers of dense tan head, deep dark brown body, head fades to a thin veil with some rings of lacing.

S - Yeast, vanilla, dark chocolate, pinch of coffee.

T - Follows on from the nose with yeast, sweet milk chocolate with some minor bitterness.

M - Milky smooth medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Simply a joy.

dansmcd, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of SPE1443
3/5  rDev -28.2%

SPE1443, Mar 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

equincel, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

DrGonzoDDS, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of twowheelssoar
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

twowheelssoar, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of PorterBoy14
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

PorterBoy14, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

sd123, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev -4.3%

freduardo, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of uustal
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours black/deep brown with a light colored coffee head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of sweet caramel, nuttiness, a bit of dark fruit, nice for the style. Flavor follows. Good nuttiness to start to go along with a milky caramel sweetness. Hints of creamy coco before a dark fruit finish with a light touch of crisp hops as well. Top notch in the style. Smooth and dry mouthfeel.

uustal, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ChefHopMeister, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

schopenhauerale, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

MacDonaldT84, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of StoutKing
4/5  rDev -4.3%

StoutKing, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Lynn, Mar 02, 2012
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,470 ratings.