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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,343 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,343
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 129
Gots: 108 | 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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Bonsall_Phil

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-18-2014 01:14:06 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-03-2012 20:06:00 | More by Kam
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-25-2012 12:28:04 | More by Mojoman8561
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BierJager89

California

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

A - Black with a creamy brown head.

S: Roasty malt, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate in the nose.

T: Very smooth roasty malty flavor with dark chocolate and dark roast coffee.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: Delicious, though it has been years since I last had this. Perhaps a bit overrated, but definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 23:48:28 | More by BierJager89
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-19-2013 01:30:39 | More by RyanMcAndrew
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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SeanRedd

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A special treat. Pours a black lake pint with a cinnamon, off white thin head. Light lacing dabs the glass surrounding a light aroma of berries and bitter chocolate. The aroma is rather light, making it difficult to decipher notes. The taste is bangin...exactly what I expect from an English Porter. Refreshing roast, tangy zesty blueberry, with a hint of cinnamon. Crisp carbonation with a light body. One of the best sessions I have come across. Something magically historical lies within this pint. One to meditate upon.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 19:16:51 | More by SeanRedd
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Jparker37

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:27:40 | More by Jparker37
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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,343 ratings.