Taddy Porter | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,534
Reviews:
1,354
Ratings:
3,157
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
501
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Ratings: 3,157 |  Reviews: 1,354
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hoponit
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of detroitpat
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greener
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle stamp reads SC09R1.

Pours a thin, deep brown color with a quarter inch of beige head that settles quickly and leaves a heavy veil of weak lace around the glass as the beer diminishes.

A surprisingly sweet combination of cocoa powder and dark roast coffee burst onto the scene. There’s almost a cocoa butter undertone that’s giving the quality of a créme de cacao, and it’s really nice.

The flavors are a good contrast from the aromas, in a good way. Definitely a porter, the flavor profile is dominated by roasted malt, hints of burnt toast, and a tangy finish that leaves a light and pleasant bitterness in the back of your mouth.

Thin body, with a sharp carbonation and a dry finish. A very smooth porter with a very drinkable quality.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is hands down my favorite beer and i'd drink it everyday if i could afford it...sadly it is very expensive.

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4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite porter, which is my favorite style of beer. It has a rich but not overwhelming flavor, mildly sweet, medium body with a dark body and tan head.

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle at The Bluebird Cafe, so I don't know how it looks. The scent has hints of burnt chocolate covered cherries. This is the smooth, flavorful sipping beer I would expect from Samuel Smith.

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3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A good, delicious English porter, but I'm not sure if it worth all the hype as an untouchable...

Dark brown. Good lacing. Twangy. Acrid. Roasty. Sweet. Somewhere between butterscotch and marshmallow. Somewhat smooth.

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Photo of lastmango
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a thin half finger head. Moderate lacing. Nose of bing cherry, malt and sourdough bread. Taste of milk chocolate, dark fruit and biscuit. Moderate body with a bit of wateriness and medium carbonation. This could be better if it were a bit thicker. A bit on the dry side.

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3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, nice tan khaki head.
Nose is chocolate, a touch of dark fruit, malt.
Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, biscuit, dark fruit
Mouthfeel is creamy with a lingering chocolate finish.
Good beer.

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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

poured from the 550mL bottle into a stout glass.

appearance: almost black, but appears a ruby brown when held to a bright light. very little light gets through. very small light tan head that fades rapidly.

smell: toffee, sweet malt, a very light hint of caramel.

taste: sweet, biscuity. light caramel and toffee flavors. very slight roastiness, almost like coffee but not quite as bitter.

feel: dry, slick, medium-bodied but leaning a bit towards lighter. it feels almost a little watery. moderate carbonation.

overall: it's a good porter. i quite like the flavor but i think it would benefit from feeling a little thicker.

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Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,157 ratings