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

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2,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,584
Reviews: 1,237
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 147
Gots: 177 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

olbubba, Jun 10, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep black coffee with 2 fingers of a tan fine foamy head.

S: The smell is fairly mild without an overwhelming scent component it lead the taster to wonder, this could be either a possible trait or a negative. First scents of dried dark fruits, raisins, prunes and then hints of dark chocolate, the combo makes me think of chocolate covered raisins. Mild profile reveals strong coffee, and dark molasses, forward toasted scent and finishes slightly dry.

T: A wave of dark dried fruits hits the palate first, followed by toasted malts and then hints of pepper. The finish is rather dry and bitter somewhat akin to bakers coco powder.

M: Thinner than Samuel Smith oatmeal stout, with a very mild tingle of carbonation.

O: Nice night cap to drink with dried fruit and crackers. easy to drink and straight forward flavours that are simple and well defined.

FondueVoodoo, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

t3hPl4gu3, Jun 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

pin, Jun 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

DouglasWalk, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Zaphog, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

npendres, Jun 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Kam, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

crobinso, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

cfinch2, Jun 01, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a pint glass with a two finger light brown head. Bubbly texture to the cap but it has great retention. Nice patches of lace all around the glass.

S- Nutty and roast malt mostly for me although it seems to have a weaker aroma than most porters.

T- Compared to the nose, a lot is added in the flavor. A nice balance of roast malt, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, nutty malts and bread. Has a bit of a chocolate raisin feel. Slightly tart, maybe the "tangy character" they speak of.

MF- Not as rich as American Porters but I see that trend in the English counterpart. Foamy consistency with silky smooth moderate carbonation.

Since it isn't super rich like some Stouts/American Porters it drinks very nicely. Good balance of flavor and a nice overall porter.

cbutova, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

mlhenson, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jmccraney, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

WynnO, May 30, 2012
5/5  rDev +19.6%

TEAMHOLT, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brandon911, May 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Archemedies, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

odualum13, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ptricky, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

mikemacisso, May 18, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #165
Served On: 05/18/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was one from Westview Liquors - Frederick.

Look: The brew had a black color with tinges of ruby red along the edges. Very little transparency. Head was a tan coating of foam.

Smell: The nose offered sweet notes of dark fruit and some roasted baking cocoa. Also some soft notes of toffee mixed with a little alcohol.

Taste: Upfront was a semi sweet dark chocolate with a quick coffee bitterness balanced with a lactose quality. The middle and finish was fairly clean with the bitterness and roasted malts fading into a fairly clean aftertaste. Mouth feel was rather light, but still fell with the style. As the brew warmed, the palate opened and the coffee and chocolate notes seemed to cancel out what little bitterness was present.

I definitely think this beer falls inline with the other quality offerings from Sam Smith.

CraftBeerTastic, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a bottle and from Whole Foods in DC for $5.99. What a great porter. No aftertaste. Hints of coco, coffee, and burnt vanilla. It's also listed at stores for $2! It was thinner in body than expected and I liked that. I didn't feel like I was getting full. On rate beer it's listed as a 98 and 99. 5% etoh. I would consider this a good starter porter.

TheHopHeadGirl, May 17, 2012
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,584 ratings.