Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.34/5 rDev +3.8%
color is a clear, light brown, with a thin white head that retains very well.
smell; smell is coffee and chocolate, with a hint of smokiness.
taste; taste is subtle chocolate, light coffee, and some toffee, with a rich, slightly smokey aftertaste.
mouthfeel; very light, but not watery, the texture has very nice contrast with the rich flavors.
overall; an outstanding porter, very drinkable but very satisfying and interesting, will buy again fore sure.
07-09-2014 01:33:54 | More by SteveB24
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Appearance: Just about black with little to no tent when put up to the light. A frothy one finger tan head with a ton of lacing.
Smell: Right out the fridge I get a tart, almost wine-like aroma with hints of toffee and chocolate. But as it warms the chocolate and toffee come out more with more of a dark fruit undertone
Taste: Sweet dark fruits upfront with a unsweetened bakers chocolate finish and a hint of toffee
Mouthfeel: Heavy light to light medium body but extremely smooth; One of the smoothest beers I've had, in fact. A moderately dry finish
Overall: After having their imperial stout, I had high expectations, and they were met for the most part. Maybe a little lighter than I prefer, but hey, I'm an American spoiled on American beers. The flavors and aromas were balanced quite nicely however, and as my pallet has progressed, I've come to appreciate balance more. Not to offend anyone, but the dark fruit notes soley, remind me of Yuengling porter but turned up a few notches. The unsweetened bakers chocolate balances those notes well. This makes me want to give Fullers another try as I wasn't quite fond of it a while back. Maybe I have a soft spot for English beers after all. Only time will tell. For the meantime, this was another enjoyable offering from what is so far my favorite English brewery. Cheers!
07-08-2014 05:47:59 | More by Bone53
4.6/5 rDev +10%
A: Black with a tan head. Lacing all over.
S: Nutty bread and rye. Earthy.
T: Earthy malts, nuts, caramel, big toffee notes, chocolate definitely, and some rye bread. Great!
M: Light to medium and that nice airyness that makes this porter such a classic.
O: Complex and delicious. This is what I would call a true porter. It's sweet and nutty and has plenty of creaminess to fill you up!
07-03-2014 04:42:39 | More by titty_mcbitty
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.