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

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Ratings: 2,631
Reviews: 1,242
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 151
Gots: 187 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a very dark brown, nearly black. Two fingers of tan head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and malts.

Taste: Dominated by chocolate and roasted malt flavors although there is a bit of the tanginess the label describes.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth and full. Moderate to minimal carbonation. Very palatable despite being so rich.

Overall: An excellent porter that i thoroughly enjoyed. Exceptional taste and mouthfeel make this a must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown body topped with a thick, sticky light tan head. Rich molasses and sweet chocolate entice the nose; caramel and toffee notes. Malt and vanilla flavor dominates the taste with a slight sourness; light bitterness. Medium-heavy body; smooth and rich.

An excellent porter with soul-soothing character. A smooth, rich, chocolatey mouth treat.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A - Medium sized head of light tan head. Very tight bubbles. Close to opaque but you can see through the edges when held to the light. Small amount of lacing.

S - Smooth chocolate foremost. I get a tiny bit of tangy character. Dark caramel.

T - Taste follows the nose as it has very creamy chocolate malt right up front. Mid-palate I can get that twanginess. Hops balance slightly and finishes with a little roasty flavor that lasts a bit.

M - Medium to medium-full body, medium carbonation. Never really sweet nor dry feel.

O - Didn't realize that an English Porter could have that slightly soured character to it till I read the style description and the label, this beer definitely had it. Very smooth dark malts made this beer. Complex enough in the nose and definitely in flavor. Solid body with a good balanced feel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Black, nearly opaque, mocha head with high retention. Very heavy lacing that globs onto the side of the glass.

S- Coffee, milk, slight metallic aroma. Not too strong.

T- Upfront, roasted coffee, toasted chocolate malt, ends with a nice subtle roasty flavor. Nice, smooth flavors that demand another sip.

M- Debatable the best part of this beer. Super smooth and silky with low carbonation. Extremely drinkable, especially for a beer this heavy.

Overall, an excellent interpretation of the style. Nicely balanced, extremely smooth, and easy to drink. Just the right proportion of malt and aging.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chilled pint glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Gentle pouring resulted in a nice, inch-high, tan head. Head is wonderfully creamy and crawls down the side of the glass. Otherwise, beer is jet black and very stoutesque (if I may).

-Smell 4.0: Well-balanced bouquet of barley, caramel and a mild hoppiness. Almost a buttery scent in there as well. So promising.

-Taste 4.5: Front is just cool liquid, with a slight sweetness. This leads you to a kick in the teeth from the middle: a huge, caramel and a somewhat buttery toasted grain flood. The toasted grains are so subdued and wonderful. Finish is abruptly flat and alkaline, but with only a slight hoppiness. Aftertaste is phenomenal: hops and toasted grains and that butteriness again. All the flavor notes present are subdued and well-balanced.

-Mouthfeel 4.5: Very enjoyable creamy taste from the expertly balanced carbonation.

-Overall 4.5: Certainly one of the top if not THE best porter I have ever enjoyed. I cannot stress enough the creaminess and the butteriness of this beer. I imagine it would go good with food, but should be (IMHO) consumed on its own, so that the taster can hit all the flavor profiles present in this amazing brew. Recommended.

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