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Samuel Smith Taddy Porter date codes

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by brureview, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. The date is SE25L1. Is this May 25 2012? Is this past the date for good drinkability?
  2. ahq514

    ahq514 Savant (325) Illinois Jul 2, 2010

    You are correct with the date. As to it's drinkability, it's up to you. I've had 9 month old taddy porter that was still delicious before.
  3. If you already bought the beer, there is only one way to find out right?
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  4. Perhaps the porter was still good. I didn't like the finish- too bitter. I was expecting more- fuller flavors which
    I taste in their stouts. However, this is a different style...
  5. Mandark

    Mandark Savant (315) Illinois Apr 8, 2008

    Exposing my appalling ignorance here, but how can you tell from 'SE25L1' that the date is May 25th, 2012? I'm not sure which calendar that is.....
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  6. I'd really like to know this as well; I've stopped buying S.S. cos I can't tell the dating...I would love to know how to decipher these!

    Edit: Nevermind, I found this:

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  7. The "S" is irrevelent (for Sam Smith?), the E is May, 25 is 25th day and "L" is 12th letter of alphabet (2012).
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  8. Mandark

    Mandark Savant (315) Illinois Apr 8, 2008

    Ah. Thanks much.
  9. chuckstout

    chuckstout Aficionado (235) Ohio May 22, 2006

    I bought a pint of Samuel Smith today with the code SF12L1, so we are in the same boat! They should be ok though.
  10. I had a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout last night with the code SE24L1; seemed fine to me.
  11. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (635) Maine May 1, 2011

    I need to start writing down the decryptions to all of these damned codes.
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