Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.38/5 rDev -19.1%
Maybe I was expecting something a bit stronger:
A: Amazing dark black with beige 2 finger head, easily dissipated leaving a small remaining for the rest of the taste.
S: Delicious roasted malt with gentle, yet perfectly identifiable trace of chocolate.
T: Poor according to its smell. No remains of chocolate, thus a little bit plain flavor.
M: Thiner than expected according to its appearance but fair body for a Porter. A Bit over-carbonated
O: It deserves a try for sure, good understanding of a porter. Remember to drink around 13ºC
02-09-2012 20:55:11 | More by leoliveri
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
I picked this up on my mission to try out the top 100 beers of fame. I know a lot of the history of Samuel Smith, and they are a brewer deserving great respect for the clean, simple recipes they put out.
This is a good looking porter. The coloring is black, jet black. You can tell on the pour, that this porter has the proper body (it isn't too thick). There is a nice, tan head that dissipated to a little ring around the glass. Unfortunately I get the littlest bit of lacing on the glass.
The clean smell and flavor seems to be the hallmark of this beer. In the aroma you get the coffee and a little sour in the smell. The flavor is a roasty, coffee taste. I like the little bit of malt that compliment the flavor.
Overall this is a very, very good porter. I would recommend picking this beer up. I think it is great that this beer is so readily available.
02-09-2012 00:48:08 | More by ummswimmin
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
550 ml bottle decanted into snifter...
A - Opaque black color...nice head...some lacing...looks good!
S - Very subtle dark and roasted malt aromas...and sweet caramel. Not huge aromas of coffee, chocolate, etc like most American Porters, but still complex
T - Mild dark and roast malt flavors...a little coffee and chocolate...a bit of smoke...creamy mild bitterness...a little dark overrippened fruit...some sweet carmel/butterscotch/toffee...Lots going on here but all subtle and well blended and balanced
M - Medium bodied...lighter feel than the color suggests...smooth carbonation...creamy oily feel lingers on the tongue and roof of mouth
Overall - In my opinion this should be the standard for all Porters...a beautifully crafted historic english porter that all craft enthusiasts should experience at least once (more if you are a dark ale fan)...Give this one a try!
02-07-2012 19:37:26 | More by HopHeadRyan
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
The key to this beer is subtlety, starting with the aroma. Soft notes of roasted malt (not coffee) and cacao rest on top of slight hints of flowers.
Taddy Porter looks like a porter should, it's dark dark brown which lightens up around the edges where light can penetrate. Light tan head was a good three fingers at first, but dissipated and stayed at about an eighth of a finger for the remainder. Lacing is generous and aesthetically pleasing.
Flavors range from lightly roasted coffee upfront to a nice nutty finish. No cacao in the flavor at all as the aroma would suggest. All in all, not many flavors here, yet the ones present work really well together.
Moderate body, lightly carbonated, and a dry finisher. Taddy Porter is probably one of the best English Porters that I've had. It's robust, easy drinking, and quite tasty.
02-03-2012 17:51:33 | More by tlazaroff
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Pours a Dark black with ruby highlights and a thick beige 3-finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving a nice trail down the glass, and ending in a wispy lace.
S: Smokey toasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and licorice in the background
T: More bitter than sweet – with a smoky chocolate flavor. Toasted malts and coffee notes and finishes a little dry.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: Awesome imperial stout. Only 5% means you can have multiple brews. Great flavors and aromas.
02-03-2012 01:31:15 | More by ckollias
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
550ml Bottle from Party Source in Syracuse
Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size fizzy light brown head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, roasted/toasted nuts, currants/raisins, metallic
Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and caramel/toffee. There are also notes of dark fruits - currants or raisins and a bit of a smokiness. It ends with a malty roasted aftertaste.
Overall - This beer is very drinkable and has lots of flavours going on, but none of them very potent or cloying. Worth trying and I'd have it again anytime.
02-01-2012 17:02:50 | More by spinrsx
Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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