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

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2,696 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,696
Reviews: 1,260
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 171
Gots: 233 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A:Close to black amber with tan head. Nice big head with average lacing.

S: I'm getting dark fruit here. Ripened vinous grape with some raisin. Fruit is backed by a bitter chocolate.

T: Dark grape comes in first, a touch of banana. In the middle there's some typical malt sweetness. Finishes with a very slight bitterness of roasted grains.

M: Slight thickness and low carbonation. Has a creamy feel and is very wet.

O: A good porter that is worthwhile. Wasn't blown away as I thought I would be but I found a decent porter that is well priced. Try it if you could get it for cheap.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep brown, almost black with a thick, creamy head that lasted until I emptied the glass.

Aroma: Hints of cocoa and light sweetness with a roasty malt.

Taste/Body: Slight, pleasant bitterness with a toasty malt foreground. Body was dark and nutty.

Aftertaste: Slight bitterness with a lingering toasty flavor.

Overall: I really liked this beer. From start to finished it was well-balanced and rounded, from the subtle sweetness to the full malt body to the slight bitterness at the end. I enjoyed the flavor it left on my tongue. Light and very drinkable for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - Appears black in the glass. Only when held up to the light does it show very dark brown/red hues. Pours with a off white 1 inch head which dissipates slowly.

S - Not an overly strong smell. Hints of raisins and slightly bready.

T - At firsts there was a somewhat metallic aftertaste. This quickly went away after a couple sips. You can detect the raisin taste that can be picked up on the nose. Hops seem to come through when you swallow then yield to a pleasant malt after taste.

M - Love the mouthfeel. I find some British ales to taste flat and feel awful in the mouth, almost watery. This has none of those drawbacks. Carbonation is perfect, not flat, not in your face and lasts from when you first sip the beer until you swallow. Leaves a dry after taste which I enjoy.

O - Awesome beer for what it is. Im used to more robust, aggressively flavored porters with a little more abv. But that's not what this beer is trying to be and thats fine, its good at what it does.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pitch Black with a slight, tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a small ring. Smoky aroma, like a camp fire gone cold. Full bodied, heavier than most porters. Burnt malt, strong coffee, not very complex but distinctive. This is probably as close to a stout as you can get and still be considered a porter. Excellent.

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,696 ratings.