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

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2,629 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,629
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 149
Gots: 184 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Jacobob10
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith's pint glass.

Brown in color with a one-finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves a thin film on top of the beer. No lacing at all. The nose on this beer is fantastic. Very complex with cola, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and a hint of smoke. Musty yeast to round it out. Little hop aroma at all. The flavor is what really throws me off. I got a heavy sweetness with a strong diacetyl presence. The buttery off-flavor made it somewhat hard for me to drink, but not terrible. Medium bodied with long lasting flavor.

This is a perplexing beer for me, a difficult one to rate for sure. I want to smell this beer all day long, but then I get to the diacetyl and I'm not sure if I want another sip or not. Maybe I got a bad 4-pack, but I'm not positive. I can't decide if I want to drink the other two bottles I have left or cook with them.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Lower abv than most modern American porters, but with more complexity. Great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

550ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown colour with a creamy tan head which lasted well and left lace plimsoll lines on drinking. Roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Initial mild sweetness develops into a moderate roasted character and then into a lingering medium bitterness. Medium body and creamy texture. Very easy drinking. One for those that appreciate dark chocolate.

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
94 out of 100 based on 2,629 ratings.