Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
English Porter
Ranked #2
Ranked #3,708
4.17 | pDev: 11.27%
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Nov 28, 2000
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Notes: Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground), malted barley, roasted malt, yeast and hops. Fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’.
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brownish color with a half finger of head. The nose has some mild roasty notes but that's about it. The flavor has some modest roasted bitterness accompanied by a touch of molasses and smoke. That said, the lack of heartiness somewhat drags the whole flavor profile down.
Today at 02:21 AM
Rated: 4.25 by bushwack from Alabama

Saturday at 01:18 AM
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle. Black with a half inch of fluffy brown head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Nutty roasted malt with a lasting earthy bitterness. Excellent
May 23, 2023
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Reviewed by AustinBrn420 from Georgia

4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is a really nice brew. Very relaxed buzz and drinkable. I don't think I can justify buying this one over something similar like Maduro Brown Ale or Newcastle. And although I found this beer in a 4 pack, but at the price of a craft sixer, I can't hold that against it because IT IS very good.

If you like a stout beverage, this one is worth trying... or, if you just want something a bit classy and sophisticated.
May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
550ml bottle.
L: Very dark brown, almost black, with a thick and creamy, mocha-coloured head and sheets of lacing.
S: Rich and toasty. Becomes more fruity as it warms.
T: Milky coffee, cocoa, dried figs, some charring. Nicely dry, rather than outright bitter.
F: Medium/light body, foaming carbonation, velvet soft mouthfeel.
O: A classic porter in the traditional style. Lovely stuff.
Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Mar 15, 2023
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Reviewed by El-Heffe from Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Fantastic! World class. Pricey but worth it. I guess i have to add more words to make it submit as a review. Odd rule by the beer advocate web master.
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by JesseJames81 from California

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: pours a jet black with a off-white foam head. Decent retention.

Aroma: very aromatic. Clean, crisp toffee. Raisins and dark fruit.

Taste: sweet malts, chocolate, raisins, dark fruit. A little bit of caramel with a clean finish.

Overall: Wow. Quite refreshing. The aroma gives me an instant rush of crisp freshness that I haven't had in many beers. The taste follows. This is an amazing porter.
Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Rkwpark from Connecticut

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Feb 28, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by igl from Russian Federation

Feb 25, 2023
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Rated by txaudiophile from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My all time favorite Porter. Marvelous.
Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a pint bottle into a wine goblet.

L - Dark brown colored beer reveals ruby highlights and great clarity when held up to the light. Light tan head is fluffy, thick and long-lasting.

S - Very nice aromas of toffee, molasses and coffee.

T - Clean flavors match the aromas well. I get toffee, molasses and coffee again, but also light smoke and slightly acrid burnt grain. Fairly complex.

F - Medium to thick body, and the beer has a silky, creamy feel in the mouth. Low carbonation, as befits the style. Moderate hops bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - The quintessential example of an English porter, emphasizing a depth of malt.
Feb 14, 2023
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Reviewed by twage04 from North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a deep dark brown/copper with medium carbonation. Very smooth mouthfeel, almost velvety. Deep roasty and smoky flavors with a bit of malt. Complex but smooth and simple at the same time!
Feb 02, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
550 ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

A vinous dark fruit aroma emanates from the bottle and doesn’t much change after the pour. It is crude oil black in the glass with two fingers of tan, with a reddish hue, foam which settles to a thin cap in a minute or so. The foam is consistently comprised of very small bubbles and leave some short lived lace.

It smells, to me, more like port with a hint of soy sauce but tastes like dark roasted malts though port-like dark fruit is discernible. It has a light tang so now I’m thinking this is somewhat oxidized, no date that I can see. Decent but I expected better. I really need to get to the UK for a fresh pint of this and many others.
Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by TinFang from California

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by Chipwells from Georgia

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by Rainintheface from Florida

Dec 30, 2022
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Rated by WindyBovine from California

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
L: Dark brown, opaque, creamy head
S: Faint Chocolate nose, malt
T: Bitter sour chocolate slight sweet
F: Thin
O: I musta loved it
Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by not2quick from Missouri

Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 3.35 by selekt0r

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a Pint glass.
The beer is a very dark brown with a finger and a half of tan head. Retention is great leaving a thick collar and a solid cap.
Aroma is medium in strength. There's raisen, dark chocolate, and toffee in the aroma and a slight nutty smell.
Taste is medium high. There's a lot of sweet malt, coffee, a little toffee, a little caramel, and a strong sour flavor that starts midway and through the light bitter finish.
Feel is slightly above medium in thickness. It's creamy with low carbonation and astringency that's slightly below medium. It's the softest mouth feel I've had in a beer.
Overall, the sour aged ale flavor isn't for me. However, the feel is amazing.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2022
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Rated by ottojd

4.98/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
One of the best beers ever brewed. This has been my go-to treat for the last 30 years. Malty but crisp. The porter for judging all other porters
Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 3.01 by Zopiac from Michigan

Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle coded SC10V1 (March 10, 2022) poured into a nonic pint glass at just above fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours dark brown with little light penetration and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap and wide, continuous band of lacing. The aroma is mild & earthy, with tangy dark chocolate. The taste is semisweet, tangy chocolate with an earthy, mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with just less that average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good for the style.
Sep 13, 2022
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Reviewed by benjb from Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
It’s okay. A little sweet for me, and I can’t stop tasting rust. Seems to leave the scent of blood on my lips. Probably won’t have it again, but a pretty easy drinking beer.
Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from an undated 550mL bottle.

On the pour a very impressive 4 finger khaki fine head with a very slow dissipation formed. After a very slow pour I got the whole bottle in my spieglau stout glass and eventually the head was just a ring around the glass. The body is not quite black but is a very dark brown with limited light coming through. Some very vague lacing.

Aroma has some relatively dry English ale notes backed up strongly by a chocolatey sweet roasted flavor. Not a lot of hops. The yeast is very traditionally sam Smith with sweet esters that work very well with the super chocolatey malts.

Taste follows the aroma but the malts carry a lot of depth that mixes very well with the light stone fruit esters of this yeast. The flavor is all definitely malt yeast and super light earthy british hops that carry almost no bitterness. Taste is super sweet and drinkable not to the point of milk chocolate but like a nice nutty dark chocolate toffee. Super tasty.

Feel is both rich and very drinkable at the same time. It isn't too heavy but feels sort of like a dessert. A very drinkable dessert at that. Mouth coating malts but at the very end the mouth feel dries out a bit to keep it from getting overwhelming. A very soft and nice beer.

Overall this is like a liquid dessert more literally than a lot of imperial pastry stouts. Very sweet and nicely malty while being very inviting and super pleasurable and easy to put down. Not sugary and flavored and super fun what they did with malt hops and yeast.
Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by gjdgjdgjd

4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I tried many, many porters amongst the many categories and nothing seemed to fit what I was looking for. Then I tried Taddy Porter and it just clicked.

Very smooth, well balanced flavors of chocolate and light coffee. The flavor is relatively light for a porter but that allows me to enjoy the characteristics of the beer versus the large smack of flavor that most porters bring. If I feel like dessert then I usually go with this one.
Jul 20, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by kp7 from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a large, foamy, and sticky tan head that lingers. SRM of 23-24. (4.25)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of chocolate and that strong roasted black malt upfront. Then some roasted oats and barley. More black malt. Slight leathery licorice and molassess. Dry and roasty. (4.25)

Flavor: Moderate to strong smokey flavors upfront. There's hints of chocolate, cocoa, before a smokey and roasted black malt and barley note. Finishes with more treacle, roasted black malt, and smoke. Malty, but light enough to be dry. Slight astringent smokey note lingers. (4.00)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Low carbonation. Finish is creamy, soft, and slightly smokey. (4.00)

Overall: A really nice English porter here. Pours beautifully. Complex flavors for such a drinkable and lighter-bodied beer. It has a distinct smokey and roasted black malt note for the English style. Some complexity of licorice and leather. What really makes this beer is the softness and drinkability. Extremely drinkable and right-on for the style. A cigar would go well with with this smokey English Porter. (Rating: 4.13)
May 22, 2022
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