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:
#2,615
Reviews:
1,357
Ratings:
3,168
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
257
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508
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Photo of MrBoz21
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- First notes were vinegary but as it opened up chocolate, raisin and roast came through. A musty, cellar character. Rich.
App - clear but nearly opaque copper-brown. Mohagony ribbons and creamy lasting thick tan head.
F - toasty bitterness dominates. Earthy/woody on tongue. Light resin finish. Lo malt sweetness.
M- dry, med-light body. Mineral/chalk like astringency. Creamy.
O - creamy and easy drinking although I would prefer a bit more caramel and less roast.

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Photo of Demi
2.25/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gbiello
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMillard
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Heavy, flavorful, rustic - not a session beer. But worthy of fireside contemplation. Complex, smoky, sweet with Samuel Smith's trademark port wine flavor in after taste. If this is a new try grab a single.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam that retains decently well. Lacing is prevalent. Aroma is toasty, nutty, earthy malts, giving off a dark, lightly bitter experience. Light dark fruit and coffee add a little frill to the aroma. Flavor profile is toasty, nutty, earthy malts with chocolate, cocoa power, and medium-roast coffee, resulting in a dark, decadent 5% ABV beer. Decadent is relative, as it's decadent for being low alcohol. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a light fuzziness that combines with a touch of effervescence. Overall, a big porter for being at 5%. It smells and tastes dark and flavorful, without totally destroying the palate or liver.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 550mL bottle.

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Photo of Loves2Splooge
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of desint
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stevolb19
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jeschaefer
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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Photo of walknot
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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Photo of jeffdr123
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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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,168 ratings