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

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Ratings: 2,627
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 149
Gots: 182 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark reddy/black in colour with a deep biege two fingered head that retains and laces fairly well. Impressive start.

S - Chocolate, coffee with vanilla and a hint of dark fruits

T - Sweet roasted malts with chocolate , coffee and I get a little candy or toffee, fruit with the vanilla at the finish.

M - Medium bodied to light to medium carbonation and fairly creamy

O - Very impressed with this beer. A very well balanced porter that is smooth and goes down well. Slightly lacks in body to be right up there with the best but great nonetheless.

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4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque in color with a nice mahogany colored head that last until the glass is empty and leaves sticky lace draped on the sides. Smells like bakers chocolate with vanilla. Very dry and roasted in flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee, nuts, and vanilla. Bitter acidic taste in the middle. Again reminds me of bakers chocolate. The flavors are subtle but blend real well for perfect balance. The dry finish and mouthfeel is what makes this beer stand out above other outstanding porters. Excellent session porter and I don't really see how you could do better.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/3/12

Appearance: Nearly black, dark brown in appearance - pours with a small, yet creamy off-white head - leaves some spots and some lingering wisps of lacing

Smell: Dark malts with coffee, toffee, and some nuts - decidedly British, with some hard water and English hops - a slightly musty, slightly vegetal, tangy, slightly sour weirdness to it - some sweetness as well

Taste: More interesting than the nose - lightly roasted coffee, toffee, and dark chocolate - some unexpected fruits, like berries and raisins - English water and yeast - some slightly sour notes in the background, which work pretty well

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, nicely smooth

Overall: Very good, but not exceptional

Samuel Smith beers are consistently excellent. Or so I thought. This is not as good as I remember. It's a good English Porter, but it's really not remarkable in any way. I would probably have rated this higher if my expectations were lower.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: very solid 550mL embossed brown bottle. A very old-school label - quite a nice package.

Appearance: very dark brown tending to black, red hues all around the edges of the glass. A very thick tan head about one-and-a-half fingers deep with fantastic retention. Everything going for it.

Aroma: again, good solid porter staples. Heavy fruits, heavy chalky, chocolate and earthy nut malts. It is, however, a bit faint.

Taste: the dark fruits and chocolate / earthy malts come through here. Well rounded.

Aftertaste: finishes with some spices and pepper qualities.

Mouth feel: low-to-moderate body, with limited carbonation. The carbonation is fine, but it could do with a more substantial body.

Overall: A very nice and well put together porter. The only thing I think would improve it is a bit more body. The price is pretty high, but so is the quality.

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