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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,375 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,375
Reviews: 1,222
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 134
Gots: 121 | 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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RyanMcAndrew

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Tennessee

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West Virginia

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priwen

Arkansas

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mecmd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Boilerfood

Indiana

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%

02-18-2014 03:24:42 | More by kmos27
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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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HKUSPC40

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-11-2012 08:30:10 | More by HKUSPC40
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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GinsuDave

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-22-2013 23:37:29 | More by GinsuDave
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Pennsylvania

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West Virginia

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Illinois

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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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ZBR101

Pennsylvania

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SolomonGrundy

California

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

OK, apparently it deleted the picture...whatevs...

Super dark brown, with a nice, princely crown of creamy, tannish foam. Leaves excellent lacing. Light to medium carbonation...Like the Oatmeal stout, this has a nose dominated by roasted malt. Some sweetness and some tanginess mixed in there...Nice fig and caramel notes also. The flavor profile is similar, again, to the stout: tangy right upfront, and carries a boatload of chocolate malt along with it. The body of this is slightly lesser than the stout, making this more of an "appetizer" to the stout's "entree". Some very sweet notes carry throughout this, and an almost lactose-like mouthfeel leads me to believe some lactose might have been added. Super well-balanced as the finish drops off the malt and picks up some hops for the last furlong or so. Always well-priced, so this is certainly worth picking up.

What I like most: The wonderful aroma profile.

What I like least: not much mars this brew, mayhaps the lactose-like feel or the more stout-like aspects.

Verdict: Delicious and worth always having around.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 21:21:39 | More by SolomonGrundy
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Jetulio

Spain

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

355 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... black beer with head colour beige of more than 2 fingers
Aroma... roasted and smoked malt, caramel. Fresh malty aroma
Taste... liquorices flavour in mouth with sugar cane and caramel notes and smoked malt , but not too much sweetness
Mouthfeel... medium/full body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a very nice porter, hops are present in a light style. Balanced in mouth even with a strong presence of liquorices and caramel

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,375 ratings.