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

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Ratings: 2,634
Reviews: 1,242
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 152
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
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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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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of PolarBear3
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark reddy/black in colour with a deep biege two fingered head that retains and laces fairly well. Impressive start.

S - Chocolate, coffee with vanilla and a hint of dark fruits

T - Sweet roasted malts with chocolate , coffee and I get a little candy or toffee, fruit with the vanilla at the finish.

M - Medium bodied to light to medium carbonation and fairly creamy

O - Very impressed with this beer. A very well balanced porter that is smooth and goes down well. Slightly lacks in body to be right up there with the best but great nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of wcudwight
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque in color with a nice mahogany colored head that last until the glass is empty and leaves sticky lace draped on the sides. Smells like bakers chocolate with vanilla. Very dry and roasted in flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee, nuts, and vanilla. Bitter acidic taste in the middle. Again reminds me of bakers chocolate. The flavors are subtle but blend real well for perfect balance. The dry finish and mouthfeel is what makes this beer stand out above other outstanding porters. Excellent session porter and I don't really see how you could do better.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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