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

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Ratings: 2,491
Reviews: 1,229
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 143
Gots: 151 | 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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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Thick patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, slight cocoa and coffee, and some dark fruit and port wine aromas. Taste is mildly tart and is of roasted malt, cocoa powder, caramel/toffee, and some slight dark fruit flavors. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but I enjoy the smell more than the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep, rich brown with mahogany running throughout. Deep garnet. Head is creamy, thing, and light tan. Drops to a thin, wispy cap in almost no time. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Loaded with chocolate malts. Notes of milk chocolate and dark chocolate bars. Rich and creamy. Some minerality, as would be expected with the epic level Britishness. Sweet caramel malts. Bready. Some coffee loaded with cream. Sweet and malty. Tiny dusting of citrus. Well roasted.

Taste: Mild chocolate. Some caramel sweetness. Bread crust and fresh-baked bread. Slight mineral touch. Fresh coffee. A little grassy. Roasted malts are a nice touch. Slight toasty edge through the middle. Touch of darker sugar, almost pushes molasses.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, so creamy. Smooth with a moderate carbonation and a medium body that masquerades as full.

Overall: Easily one of the best in the style. It's not the most complex or intense, but it's highly drinkable with a ton of flavor. So creamy.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

BrandonCBeer, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

beerdhabelly, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Maegodfrey14, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

abankert12, Jul 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Stevie_Janowski, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of RickS95
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection in my Samuel Smith pint glass. Pitch black, no brown around the edges, simply a black hole. The head is extremely thick, off-brown in color, and lasts forever. When it finally falls, it leaves a beautiful sandy blonde lace on the glass.

Has quite a few noticeable scents present. A variety of malts, some chocolate and coffee, smoke, charcoal and tobacco. As it warms, it smells like chocolate cake.

It's really a pleasant taste, full of most items your nose picks up. Malt forward with several different kinds. A bit of chocolate, roasted coffee, and only a hint of hop presence in the finish.

Complex and deep, and as good as it gets. Slightly sweet early on. Creamy smoothness personified in the middle. Slight bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a bit of looseness that tempers the different flavors and feelings.

Probably the pinnacle for the style. I prefer a bit more sweetness like in American porters, but this is as good as an English porter gets. I'd like more alcohol, but this is close to perfection.

RickS95, Jul 23, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Midnight black brown with cranberry highlights. Khaki, mixed bubble head with great lace and retention.

S - Sweet bready malt, gingerbread, and cocoa with caramel edges. Touch of mineral.

T - Great malt character. Caramel, toast, medium roast grains, light char, and a hint of cream.

M - Smooth, medium body. Low carbonation

O - Nice balance and flavor integration.

vfgccp, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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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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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,491 ratings.