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

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2,663 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,663
Reviews: 1,251
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 163
Gots: 211 | 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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Photo of JeffSuttonTX
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Luiz0930
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of andthevolcano
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of hoplover82
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a dark almost balck with a hint of a rosy red color. This head pours tall and tan with great retention and lacing.

S-The aroma is of dark fruits first like prunes and some slight chocolate and roasted barley underneath along with fruity esthers melding with all other things.

T- The flavor is much the smae with a soft earhty hoppiness blending well with the fruity easther, chocolate, dark fruits and a very soft bitterness to boot.

M-A creamy, almost syrupy medium mouthfeel and at the very very end, it turns dry! So very nice.

Photo of abrodsky
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Svendozen
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of PalatePilot
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of necoadam
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Taddy Porter. I love the appearance on this beer. Pours out a very dark brown, close to black as it can get with a hint of ruby shade on the bottom of the glass. Smell consisted of malts, caramel, some plums mixed in as well. Taste consisted of some coffee and some roasted flavors. Some of that caramel and plum comes into play as well. It's balanced so well. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, goes down very nicely. Only gripe is that it's some damn expensive, but you get what you pay for (most of the time).

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice lacing and black-brown color.

S - Delicious aromas of coffee and sweet chocolate.

T - Bitter coffee, subtle spiciness rather than sweetness in taste.

M - Dry finish that goes well withe spicy taste. Nice.

O - A superb porter that deserves the title of "famous." Always a winner.

Photo of BobZ
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JT99125
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Quaffer
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: This was a deep red, almost black beer that had a tan, three-finger head. It sunk down slowly, becoming nice and pillowy in the process. A moderate amount of lace was deposited on the side of the glass.

Smell: There were aromas of sweet chocolate, malted milk, coffee, and raisins. There was a light smokiness that hung over the top of all of these. Complex and very nice.

Mouthfeel: This was a very smooth beer with a light carbonation on the tongue, but it was too light bodied. I was expecting something much heavier.

Taste: While I don't think that the taste of this brew was nearly as deep and complex as its aroma, it was still good. There were light chocolate roasted malt flavors upfront that blended well into a hops bitterness. The finish was a combonation of plum, smoke, and a continuation of the hops.

Overall, this beer was okay. I don't think that the flavor of this brew lived up to the expectations caused by its appearance and wonderfully complex aroma.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerAngel
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Porter to ever drink. If this is a good benchmark, I like Porter beers. This beer has a very dark color with a very thin head. It is a very smooth, very drinkable beer that has a coffee-like taste. Perfect amount of hop bitterness and nice mouthfeel. I would recommend this beer. Think I'll have another.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of beertaster13
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn fine beer, pours a dark black with ruby streaks, the mocha tan head is fabulous. The smell is strong of cappucino and dark fire roasted chocolate, a nice fluffy marshmellow with just a slight hint of pine hops. The taste is great, the chocolate and coffee flavors compliment the roasted toffee and marshmellows, hints of roasted nuts linger. Very nice.

Photo of malty
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz. long neck bottle w/ gold foil around cap & neck. No freshness date.

Poured midnight brown with a nice khaki head.

Scent of dark fruit, chocolate & very faint brandy liquer.

Taste is wonderful with roasted malts, dark chocolate and a slight smokey sweetness that is almost like a scotch ale. It also has that signature 'stoney' Sam Smith underlying flavor - which is a great thing. Dark fruit (raisins/figs) is prevelant as well. Nice long, semi-dry finish. Soft mouthfeel with an airy medium body.

Drinkability is high due to it's smoooothness and low carbonation.

A wonderful English porter that I always enjoy the most in the cooler months. It's subtle and complex, which makes it a world class ale. Well worth the $10 / 4-pack.

Photo of janubio
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355 ml. bottle, pours, a black colour with a big head and there's always a ring and lace. Smell of chocolate, coffee, caramel, liquorice and some burnt wood. Creamy palate, so not full, taste is the same as smell, burnt notes more accentuated, but all is there: chocolate, coffee, caramel, and liquorice. Bitterswwet finish.

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - 1" mocha colored head. Retains well at a little less than 1/4". Light lacing. The Taddy Porter is just about the darkest brown there is before being black. Hint of a ruby colored tint around the edges.

S - Creamy coffee. Roasted malt. Molasses. Amaretto, almond like aroma. Vanilla - a hint of alcohol.

T - Sweet malt with a roasted maltiness that explodes in the finish. Burnt toffee. Raisin. Mellow coffee in aftertaste. Finish lingers.

M - Creamy and somewhere directly between medium and full bodied. Low carbonation.

D - Definitely a classic. One of the benchmarks for English Porter. Excellent drinkability.

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
93 out of 100 based on 2,663 ratings.