Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Black with a ruby hue. The head is about an inch and it maintains its lacing throughout the drink

S - Heavenly. Subtle notes of chocolate with a hint of coffee and caramel.

T - Well balanced roasted flavor. Chocolate and coffee flavors are present.

M - Full and creamy

D - Shockingly very drinkable. This would make a great session beer.

Notes: This is an exceptional brew. Sheer ecstasy for the palate.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an imperial pint-sized bottle.

A: Pitch black, just the faintest of garnet highlights, full creamy tan head.

S: Malty, Roasty, Sweet (chocolate), maybe the faintest tang of espresso. Whatever it is, it's perfect.

T: The taste is like heaven as well. It tastes just like it smells and has a delectable roasted malt aftertaste.

M &D: Perfectly creamy and smooth, carbonation is slightly subdued.

If you want to drink a porter, get a Sam Smith Famous Taddy. Wow.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a chilled pint glass.

The beer has a dark almost black appearance with a nice head that settled leaving a touch of lacing on the glass.

I am quite excited at this point to get the first sip. The beer delivers a roasty chocolaty smell that is not over powering - a hint of what is to come.

The taste is a winner, exactly as the aroma advertises. A very complex chocolaty taste that is, in my views, spot on and well balanced. The after taste is subtle and leaves me wanting the next sip.

I would love to try this beer at a pub that had it on draft. In the meantime, I will be purchasing more of the Taddy Porter when the mood strikes. It is mid-July at the time of this review and I think my enjoyment of this beer will only increase as the Fall and Winter months set in.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is exceptional. I absolutely love it. Looks good. Tan appearance. Smells good. Taste kinda creamy, but in a very good way. The mouthful is exceptional and the drinkabilty is great. With one taste, this beer will have you coming back for more and more. The only hinderance I see in this beer and others made by this company is its price. $4.49 for a bottle. A bit pricey, but otherwise worth its value

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This porter has it all. "The Famous" Taddy Porter is right. This beer is creamy, smooth, tastey and down right delicious. Compared to other porters the biggest difference in this one is the mouthfeel - at times this can be a little ambiguous with beer but when this fills your mouth you will appreciate this category. The smell and taste are the perfect Goldilocks - 3 bears blend of just right. Not too much, not enough - just right.

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.15 out of 5 based on 3,080 ratings.
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