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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,379 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,379
Reviews: 1,222
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 134
Gots: 124 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-16-2012 03:21:28 | More by Sobertso
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-19-2012 13:39:58 | More by williamjbauer
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-19-2014 15:11:08 | More by j_hollings13
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-17-2012 15:26:19 | More by stereosforgeeks
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cisteve

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-07-2012 01:59:18 | More by cisteve
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-19-2013 00:12:58 | More by dcbeers
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-27-2013 22:49:02 | More by JMS1512
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gregb13

California

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

Pours a deep, root beer looking color with awesome frothy head; great lacing that slides along the glass. Smell is dominated by mild coffee and malted chocolate. Taste is superb: coffee; light, sweet chocolate; molasses. Excellent brew. Seek this one out!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 04:24:05 | More by gregb13
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watermelonman

California

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

This poured to an extremely dark brown with a nice fluffy head. It shrank but never disappeared, and it's leaving a few nice lines of lace.

The taste is mostly of roasted malts, and they come through in a smooth and solid fasion. The smell is strong and brings hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is another high point, and drinkability is very good too.

In short, this is good.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2005 06:26:02 | More by watermelonman
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-08-2012 06:24:06 | More by twowheelssoar
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-02-2014 00:10:52 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

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

I'm staring at a 550 ml bottle that I bought at my local mammoth grocery store for $3.99 out the door. The neck is wrapped in fancy gold foil. The bottle is fancy as well with the brewery name embossed above the stomach, say the chest of the bottle. It's been 20 minutes. This beer is calling me...

Almost pitch black with translucent mahogany-brown shades near the bottom. A cola-beige head sits atop, fluffy and incredible. Smells of deeply rich malts, dark chocolate, prunes, figs, burnt brown sugar, moist raw cane sugar, and butter (baby). LATE ADDITION UPDATE: as it warms, a friendly boozy note.

Taste is so approachable it makes me want to ask every bartender in town to serve this on-tap. Who am I kidding? Back to reality (and oh my am I enjoying it)...bittering hops afloat a hefty dark malt bill. Creamy, but more than enough hops to shake things up; I'd say the ideal amount.

The body is medium to heavy or somewhere between an early Roy Jones, Jr. and a Larry Holmes in his prime (my pops will like that one, that is if he reads this blog).

I'm relishing the fact that I've still got another 8 ozs or so left to enjoy. I need time alone with this one. Cheers!

Notes: this one is reminiscent of Guinness Extra Stout, and that is certainly a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 00:15:47 | More by DerekP
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-17-2012 00:48:07 | More by Robeerto89
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-31-2013 17:42:33 | More by JT99125
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-19-2012 17:48:12 | More by hiphopj5
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-08-2012 23:22:46 | More by beerFool28607
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muswellbeerbelly

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-14-2013 06:41:34 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-06-2013 03:25:20 | More by leinie13
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-10-2012 23:16:43 | More by Keith_R
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-03-2013 18:31:48 | More by Bjlps
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edchicma

Massachusetts

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

This is the type of brew that could make me a porter fan...The beautiful chocolate appearance is topped with a creamy head with excellent lacing. Smell hints of coffee and smoke, but light enough to be inviting. Taste was smooth with a slight acid, coffee twinge. Very easy to drink...a damn nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2003 23:55:44 | More by edchicma
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-16-2013 04:07:20 | More by kirkse
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

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

Notes from 12/30/2010:

550 mL bottle at 45 degrees into a 20 oz. mug.

A: It pours an opaque black color with 2 and a half fingers of creamy, khaki head that laces a bit.

S: Dark chocolate, wet bread, brown sugar, dark fruits, and a hint of berries. Consider me intrigued.

T: It is biscuit-heavy with chocolate, molasses, dark fruits and caramel; delicious.

M: It is creamy throughout with a mostly thin body and below-average carbonation.

D: This is fantastic and incredibly quaffable and I found myself nearly gulping it at times.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 17:30:15 | More by bucklemyshoe
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-17-2013 23:32:52 | More by trevorpost
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-30-2013 04:01:38 | More by Ajlvt
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,379 ratings.