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
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,072
Reviews:
1,325
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
246
Gots:
473
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mcarroll10177
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ahh the famous Tadcaster Porter poured into an imperial pint glass from the 12 oz bottle.

A- pitch black with a nice off white/ cream color head with some lacing

S- strong smell of malt, lots and lots of malt

T- good some malts with a hint of bitter hops

M- lighter bodied than I first expected, almost like a swartzbeir. Moderate to light carbination

D- easy drinking for the style a soild offering, can't wait to compare it to Fullers

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a dark, near black, brown with a deep amber tinge. The light caramel colored head sits 2 fingers thick, dissipates slowly, and leaves behind a decent, sticky lace.

Smell - Smells faintly of sweet, roasted malt, almost toffee like on the nose.

Taste - Starts with rich caramel and toffee, then fades midway until faint coffee notes shine through to the finish and into the aftertaste. Not particularly strong, especially when compared to more recent American porters, but enough to satisfy.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is right on point. Completely and entirely drinkable. No question the best characteristic of this beer.

Overall - An old original, has held it's own over time. What this lacks in strong flavors, it makes up for in smooth, creamy, beautifully carbonated mouthfeel.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours up an opaque black with a thin tan head

S - Hard aroma to describe. A bit fruity, but no discernible hops. A bit plum like, hints of apple. Hard to pin down.

T - Sweet malt, a bit of creaminess buct no roast. Smooth and soft. Almost nothing in the finish, except a bit of hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, silky and creamy.

D - Very drinkable beer, with nothing to overwhelm the palate.

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic. Deep brown, almost black body with no signs of carbonation beneath a two-finger tan, sticky head that holds for quite a bit. Very nice lacing.

S - Not as aromatic as hoped. Really burried my nose in this to catch smell. Dark roasted malts that emit coffee and chocolate flavors.

T&M - Incredibly smooth and refreshing with low carbonation. Just a little bit thin in the body. First taste is espresso beans followed immediately by a nice dark chocolate flavor that adds just a bit of bitterness. Slight molasses undertones, especially as the beer warms.

D - Very easy-drinking and tasty. Could drink this all night and would go very well with some chocolate cake or mocha cheesecake.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

550ml. bottle

Splendid porter.

It pours a deep black with a thick frothy tan head. Very good lacing. The scents were a disappointment. Very weak coffee and sweet chocolate. Some burnt offeringings and a hint of grass. Also a very mild licorice scent. The scents just do not come out well. There is a watery quality that masks the smells.

Nice bold flavors. Strong coffee and a nice butterscotch sweetness are the most dominant flavors. Some cocoa. There is a mild fruit flavor in the after taste. There is a slightly burnt toastiness but it is a weak flavor among the rest.

It drinks very well. It has a crispness at first and a smooth finish. Medium body. Not thick. A nice porter that takes its time to completely reveal itself.
Enjoy.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

550 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Thick, dark, and creamy with a solid inch of tan head. The smell mostly reminds me of semisweet dark chocolate. The flavor has a bit of the dark chocolate as well but is hindered by a strong metallic aftertaste. Still, a pretty mellow and smooth beer with some other hints of vanilla and nuttiness. Mouthfeel is creamy, perfect for this style. Excellent drinkability for a stout.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lovely dark porter, rich roast grain flavor, medium weight body, thick beige creamy head. Billowing aroma and taste; dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit,roast nuts. Delicious!

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A-Black beer, mostly opaque, topped with a nice brown head, approximately 1 cm after a minute or so. This layer retained well. Some faint deepest-ruby highlights when held to a light.

S-Strong aromas of coffee and chocolatey maltiness. Heavy roastred malt, as well.

T-Rich roasted malt, faint coffee, dominated by strong chocolate flavors. Some esters watching over the beginning of the taste. These all fade into a coffee flavor with a clean bitterness above. Some sweet malts appear as the beer warms.

M-Low/medium carbonation. Medium body. Feels very silky and smooth through my mouth.

D-Great drinkability. Extremely enjoyable. What a beer, with a very full flavor, yet relatively easy to drink.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Large clear bottle, no freshness dating noted. Pours a very dark shade of brown, minimal light getting thru, head is tan and quickly turns to a film. Moderate lacing left behind on the glass. Nice smokey nose, smooth bodied classic porter. Notes of burnt malt, minerals, slate, vanilla.More smoke and burnt raisins. Yummy and refreshing, fine stuff. Worth getting to know

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Photo of dpool
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark, almost black with a nice coffee colored head.
S: Subtle hints of chocolate and coffee
T: First impression of black coffee, followed by chocolate and a lingering taste of fermented grapes.
M: Mouthfeel is good, smooth, carbonated, and the alcohol hits the taste buds.
D: I couldn't have but one of these beers, very rich, very strong but good.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jslot38
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Old label, clear bottle, 355ml into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pitch black body, kahki tan head. The originally volumnous head fades to a 1/2 inch.

Smell: Deep malts, chocolate, toffee, ground walnuts, subtle hints of coffee.

Taste: Malts all the way, toffe, coffee grounds, chocolate, a touch of caramel. Subtle hop oils give way to a biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel: Great feel on the tongue, heavy but smooth, low level of carbonation.

Drinkability & Notes: Could make a great session porter. Not too filling for a heavy beer, and a low level of alcohol. Went great with Sausalito cookies from Pepperidge Farms.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.15 out of 5 based on 3,072 ratings.
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