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

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2,661 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,661
Reviews: 1,251
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 160
Gots: 209 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There is nothing I don't like about this beer.
Very dark...black with dark tan head.
Smells of dark chocolate, raisiny sweetness, and a little roasted coffee.
Taste follows like sweet chocolate covered raisins. A nice mild bitterness overlay that gets more so as it lingers.
Feels great, filling, substantial, medium carbonation.
Overall, I could drink this very frequently. Dang near perfect.

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A: dark brown pour yields a nearly opaque black beer with a modest head of creamy tan

S: picked up something like stale molasses (?), earthy, grainy malts; hidden dark moldy fruit

T: light and dark malt tastes, bitter darks, some tanginess; roasted wood and toasty bitter hops

M: medium-weight - not a heavy beer, but with some tack to it, bitterness lingers

O: a venerable beer; should be on everyone's "try" list - I'm not a real fan of the style, but this is a classy beer

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a deep brown, almost black color; has a mocha head about 1 finger in width that dissipates about halfway through leaving nice lacing; too dark to see any visible signs of carbonation; would have rated a 5 on appearance had the head been a little thicker and stuck around a little longer.

S - Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee.

T - Has a smokey flavor that is well balanced with hints of dark chocolate and coffee; very pleasant taste from start to finish.

M - Medium bodied with a creamy texture; has a clean finish with moderate carbonation.

O - Easily the best porter I have drank thus far and one of the best beers; Samuel Smith has yet to disappoint and this beer is no exception; I would highly recommend this to any beer enthusiast and look forward to drinking more of these in the future.

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,661 ratings.