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

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BA SCORE
93
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2,367 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,367
Reviews: 1,222
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 135
Gots: 115 | 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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jakesingleton

Arizona

3/5  rDev -28.2%

01-06-2012 13:35:31 | More by jakesingleton
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blackwingedhorde

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-06-2012 05:57:48 | More by blackwingedhorde
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.2%

01-04-2012 17:43:14 | More by AWS2111
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-03-2012 07:27:27 | More by shockrocker65
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-03-2012 04:01:12 | More by surlytheduff
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dragomni

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-02-2012 23:04:16 | More by dragomni
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match1112

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown, but settles in black as night with a finger and a half of tan frothy head. two minutes later a seafoam cap is left floating on top with patchy lacing as a reminder of what once was. smell is typical for porters, roasted malts give off decent aromas of coffee, chocolate and caramel. taste provides the same, except with a metallic taste mixed in. mouthfeel is aa rich slick medium body with the metallic flavor making me pucker. also has a slight bitter end from the coffee flavors. overall i feel there are better porters that should be sought out before this one, namely founders, fullers and great lakes. however if none of them are available this is a decent starter porter for someone.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:21:15 | More by match1112
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animal69

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-02-2012 21:18:21 | More by animal69
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This bottle is a few years old, about 2.

Color is dark brown with quite a bit of light around the edges of the glass, has a decent amount of head maybe a finger or two, and has a bit of lacing.
Aroma is unassuming, light roast and chocolate, and some oxidation from the age, but i expected that at this point.
Flavors haven't held up well, Porters are generally best fresh but this was a fun experiment anyway, watery smoke ashtray flavors are predominant throughout this one, just a bit of chocolate to offset the watery roast/smoke.
Mouthfeel is thin.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:40:07 | More by ChadQuest
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Sinewave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-01-2012 23:31:57 | More by Sinewave
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-01-2012 02:12:02 | More by HoneyLamb
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Dark brown like a maple syrup color with a light beige colored head
Smell: Roasted, almost burnt coffee aroma with light spices and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malt with coffee and chocolate flavors abundant. Extremely smooth.
An excellent porter. Highly recommend to all.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 19:10:25 | More by rwrk42
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from AJ's Fine Foods, North Central Phoenix. 12oz bottle into a hotel room tumbler at room temperature, classy.

Pours a dark brown with a nice fluffy head of a dusty offwhite foam. Great voluminous retention and some decent lace, even for the serving vessel. Nose has some cocoa, some Sam Smith hard water/metallic notes, a creamy sweetness with even a hint of tartness. Taste has some copper, some dark fruit notes and a bit of milk chocolate and again, a shade of some tartness. Mouthfeel is medium light, with a bit of roast in the finish. Low carbonation. A nice porter, but I can't seem to get past these copper notes - it's like sucking on a penny. I've experienced this to differing degrees in Sam Smith beers, but this one (or at least this bottle) seems to have it in substantial amounts.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 02:19:26 | More by liamt07
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teromous

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: It's a very dark brown color, appearing black with a thumb width of tan head. Decent lacing lacing.

S: Immediately I get a metallic scent. I pick up chocolate and caramel scents. The metallic scent starts to fade when the bottle is opened longer (or I just notice it less).

T: I can taste lightly roasted grains, and what tastes like coffee flavored cocoa...it's not strong enough to taste like either one individually, but tastes like a flavor you'd get out of a coffee truffle or something similar. The flavor is very sweet, and doesn't have bitterness at all.

M: The mouthfeel is about medium, but it has a light airy feel about it.

O: Overall it's a nice sweet beer without being syrupy or heavy. It would work great as a dinner beer where you don't want to have a strong overpowering flavor. It would also work well with a dessert. I would drink it again, but it's not the best porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 21:08:52 | More by teromous
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mdmoore

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-30-2011 16:57:39 | More by mdmoore
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cdwil

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-29-2011 20:25:49 | More by cdwil
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Pieless

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

12-29-2011 20:09:14 | More by Pieless
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jjkatter

Australia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-28-2011 12:47:26 | More by jjkatter
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stackofpapers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-28-2011 00:04:46 | More by stackofpapers
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-27-2011 19:40:50 | More by MouldyCrow
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-27-2011 16:38:11 | More by Lantern
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle.

A- Pours a near black color with a thick white foam that leaves great lacing.

S- Some roasted scents and a touch of noble hops. A bit of smoke and coffee as well.

T- Well rounded roasted flavor with some light coffee and chocolate. Some faint toffee and caramel flavors in the finish with a touch of iron/metallic. Dark fruit flavor from the English yeast.

M- Medium/full bodied with medium/low carbonation. Very smooth and rich for such a low ABV brew.

O- Very solid English Porter. Not quite as good as Fullers London Pride (IMO) but a close second and miles ahead of anything else that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 18:46:40 | More by projectflam86
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ScubaSteve2002

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-26-2011 00:31:38 | More by ScubaSteve2002
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is pitch black, with a beautiful oatmeal colored creamy head that dissipates to random patches. Sticky lacing at first, then it disappears. The beer smells amazing! Bitter chocolate and bananas come out immediately. The taste is equally impressive with bitter chocolate, roasted malts, bananas, and even oatmeal all playing together. There's a drop hop note in there too. The beer is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, this beer is just about perfect. It's delicious with complex flavors that work hand in hand. If you like porters, do check this one out.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 16:33:15 | More by JuicesFlowing
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beerguy36

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-24-2011 18:39:23 | More by beerguy36
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,367 ratings.