Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
English Porter
Ranked #2
Ranked #3,689
4.17 | pDev: 11.27%
Aug 25, 2023
Nov 28, 2000
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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Rated: 5 by megamick from Iowa

Aug 25, 2023
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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz bottle (undated) into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown, with a large tan head that only gradually reduced but still left a portion, and plenty of lacing.

Nose: Roasted malt, sweet raisin, maybe a bit of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium thick, smooth, adequate carbonation.

Attack: Follows the nose pretty closely; very gentle, just the slightest hint of spice.

Finish: A bit of bitterness from the hops and dark roast, just to balance.

Overall: This is an extremely drinkable brew, and would pair well with any meat. The gentleness of this (and other) English porters is a nice occasional change from the sometimes more full-flavored but also more bitter American porters, which I also love. I'm enjoying it.
Aug 16, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by slightexag from New Mexico

Aug 06, 2023
Rated: 4.85 by moonmopus from Illinois

Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 17, 2023
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Reviewed by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice, dark black colour with a thin head when all is settled. Nose (to me) is hard water, about it. Taste is roasty (but not overly), finishes slightly bitter. Some cocoa notes also on finish.
Jun 16, 2023
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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.
Jun 05, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by bushwack from Alabama

Jun 03, 2023
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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 MaddDoGG5150 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
Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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