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

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2,492 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 1,229
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 143
Gots: 151 | 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%

Archemedies, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

odualum13, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ptricky, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

mikemacisso, May 18, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #165
Served On: 05/18/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was one from Westview Liquors - Frederick.

Look: The brew had a black color with tinges of ruby red along the edges. Very little transparency. Head was a tan coating of foam.

Smell: The nose offered sweet notes of dark fruit and some roasted baking cocoa. Also some soft notes of toffee mixed with a little alcohol.

Taste: Upfront was a semi sweet dark chocolate with a quick coffee bitterness balanced with a lactose quality. The middle and finish was fairly clean with the bitterness and roasted malts fading into a fairly clean aftertaste. Mouth feel was rather light, but still fell with the style. As the brew warmed, the palate opened and the coffee and chocolate notes seemed to cancel out what little bitterness was present.

I definitely think this beer falls inline with the other quality offerings from Sam Smith.

CraftBeerTastic, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a bottle and from Whole Foods in DC for $5.99. What a great porter. No aftertaste. Hints of coco, coffee, and burnt vanilla. It's also listed at stores for $2! It was thinner in body than expected and I liked that. I didn't feel like I was getting full. On rate beer it's listed as a 98 and 99. 5% etoh. I would consider this a good starter porter.

TheHopHeadGirl, May 17, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (35.5 cl.) purchased from "Le souffleur de bières", tasted in 2012.

Appearance : black color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted and liquorice aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : smoked and roasty flavors, with a dry bitter finish.
Drinkability: a good beer in the style English Porter.
To drink at cellar t° (13 °C).

thierrynantes, May 16, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a real nice dark chocolate color with a nice head to it.

Well balanced, but seeming a bit shy in the aroma department. Good aromas of coffee, malts and chocolate. Wasn't all too giving though.

Full bodied with a really nice smooth and complete feel. Good depth with flavors of coffee and chocolate with a really nice roasted malt finish.

This was consumed at room temperature. The aromas were the only real let down, but this is a quality english porter.

KDawg, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

drumdude73, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mecmd, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

meltroha, May 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

trioxin, May 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

tbeer40, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

avaldivia, May 03, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sampled April 2012 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown color, with tan head. Nice appearance in a pint glass.

Smell: Some coffee aromas, with hints of toasted/burnt aromas. Smell is not over-powering.

Taste: Medium-bodied porter with great balance of malt and hops. Dominated by toasted coffee, but with some chocolate flavors as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied for a porter, but very smooth.

Overall: This is my favorite porter, and the standard I compare all other porters to.

JJKBeerLvr, May 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

drtth, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Beerislivingproof, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JustinWhipple, Apr 28, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12fl.oz./355ml bottle purchased at Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA
Served in a Samuel Smith pint glass

The beer poured an opaque brown/black and was topped by an enormous, tight and creamy, ecru colored head. Thick drippy rings of lacing coated the glass. Outstanding overall appearance.

The nose was balanced and pleasant. Semi-sweet with notes of treacle and caramel malts. Powdered cocoa was noticeable. Some dark chocolate as well. Slightly roasty, smoky and dry.

The flavor profile was spot-on for an English porter. Caramel and roasted malts came through on the front end. Hint of vanilla. Nutty in the center with cold, black coffee notes. The finish was incredibly dry, bitter and smoky. Very more-ish. A charred wood flavor lingered on my palate for what seemed to be an eternity.

The mouthfeel was also very British in nature. Somewhat thin and watery with a very fine and mild effervescence. Had I not known, I would have sworn that this beer was served from a cask.

Even through this beer nails the style category, I personally was not a huge fan of it. The overwhelmingly dry, bitter, roastiness was simply too much to handle, and the thin body left something to be desired.

Damian, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sanitysessions, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mbabble, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

stouty5, Apr 24, 2012
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,492 ratings.