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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Ratings:
3,186
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
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Photo of kraemer42082
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CisPiece88
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Amendm
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strong pour was needed for a half finger of tan fizzy froth, short lived with spots of lace.
Opaque vintage rosewood, very dark brown-almost black.
Baked chocolate and malty sweetness greet the nose with caramel (not malt) and prunes.
Semi-sweet and moderately bitter, the taste is even and malty rich throughout. Light on spicy and earthy hops, some bitterness comes from the malt. A quick and very light alcohol astringency during the finish leads to a neutral (on the sweetness) and bitter hop aftertaste.
Medium-rich bodied, average carbonation. Smooth and well balanced between sweet and bitter. Similar to a Robust Porter in malt/hop bitterness, fruitiness (prunes) and body.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CCLEID
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My new favorite porter.

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Photo of Rangerjak
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyCatLady
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Frothy head, smooth to drink. Tobacco in the forefront, then dig, molasses aftertaste. Decent beer, but definitely not a favorite. Might try another from this brand in the future.

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

Photo of BradleySig
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveDrever
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

From one of the most exceptional breweries on Planet Earth expect nothing less than one of the most exceptional brews. That goes for all Samuel Smith beer and cider products. The Yorkshire Squares must retain the goodness of the yeast. A bit pricey in the USA, but worth every penny.

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Photo of EMH73
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with a fairly well retained half inch tan head that left a ring of lace and then some blotches. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Tastes of medium roast coffee, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, roasted malts, toast and dark fruit. Medium bodied, light to carbonation, slightly bitter finish, mild creaminess to the mouth feel. Amazing amount of flavor for a 5% beer.

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Photo of monk2021
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,186 ratings