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

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2,691 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,691
Reviews: 1,258
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 172
Gots: 225 | FT: 0
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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of claspada
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark dark brown/black color with a creamy, light khaki-colored head that settles leaving minimal lacing.

Aromas are quite subtle overall but contain balanced amounts of toasted toffee maltiness with hints of chocolate, nuts and a slight bit of molasses as it warms.

Th tastes begin with mild coffee, caramel, bittersweet chocolate and molasses. As it warms I can perceive a soft, light hoppiness with more emerging toasted sugar sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is smooth, but a bit watery.

Dverall this is a very good example of an English Porter but a but watery overall and could use a bump in the body to be great. Not to the level of Fuller's London Porter but a solid sessionable Porter for those winter months.

Photo of mscudder
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fine brew I have enjoyed on a number of occasions. Poured into a globe.

A - A deep, milky brown with a thin tan head.

S - Quite the subtle aromas here, yet textbook for the style: chocolate, toffee, roasted malts and some smoked character.

T - A soft composition of a wealth of flavors here: coffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, caramel, sweet molasses, nuts and a touch of tobacco. Such complexity in a refine balance. Enjoyable.

M - Medium body with more than enough carbonation. Resists the creamy feel I desire.

O - One of the porters I summon when I feel the occasion calls. There are notes that are not found elsewhere, although the faults are worth taking note. Not perfect, yet represents the fine craftsmanship of the brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of deaconoflove
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of The_1084
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.