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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,296
Reviews:
1,335
Ratings:
3,105
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.64
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
486
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,105 |  Reviews: 1,335
Photo of jpro
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle from Northbridge Piggly Wiggly. Poured into an imperial pint glass...

A: Black; opaque and shadowy; peanut shell cap of foam, about 1.5 fingers in thickness; nice retention leaves a few strands of lace; THIS is a porter.

S: Light coffee liqueur; tangy; I want to smell more roasted malt... coffee and chocolate... but not really getting much. Perhaps there is some coffee bean.

T: There’s some roasted malt; dark chocolate; espresso notes; lively, bitter tang on the end - perhaps due to the acridity of the roasted malt instead of hop character.

M: Moderate feel; high carbonation... yet chewy and satisfying; it has a really nice feel that’s more crisp than sweet.

O: A very nice, classic porter; great look and feel; taste is pretty much the blueprint for the style; enjoyable, tasty and drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +18%

This is probably my favorite porter that I have ever tried. I drank it a lot when I lived in England and still enjoy it from time to time in the U.S. (pretty affordable and widely available where I live). Perhaps the standard bearer for this style.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Jetulio
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... black beer with head colour beige of more than 2 fingers
Aroma... roasted and smoked malt, caramel. Fresh malty aroma
Taste... liquorices flavour in mouth with sugar cane and caramel notes and smoked malt , but not too much sweetness
Mouthfeel... medium/full body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a very nice porter, hops are present in a light style. Balanced in mouth even with a strong presence of liquorices and caramel

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in dark black color with a mocha head.

The aroma has sweet brown sugar, toasted and roasty malt along with some fruity notes hidden in there.

The flavor has a good amount of brown sugar, toasty malt, a bit of chocolate, with a light to medium body. A good amount of bready and toasty notes along with sweet sweet caramel and brown sugar.

A smooth drinking beer. Another example of Sam Smith's well crafted beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. There's about two fingers of mocha-colored head, but the retention isn't fantastic. Still, it has a smooth, attractive texture and leaves behind some solid lacing on the glass.

S: Aside from the textbook fruity/chocolaty tones, this has a surprising amount of roast in it. The roasted malts almost seem a bit charred (which I like), too. All in all, it's not the boldest aroma, but it works very well regardless.

T: It starts off rather well, with a nice combination of dark fruits and chocolate. The finish, though, I'm not such a fan of. It has that typical Samuel Smith mineral character (which works quite well in some of their offerings, i.e. the Imperial Stout) in conjunction with a roasted, charred bite. I think the biggest problem is that...well, it's kind of boring.

M: Rather thin, slightly sweet, not very creamy, and dry on the finish. Basically, it's a typical porter feel, and that's good.

O: While it's decent enough, I can't help but be a little let down. I love the Imperial Stout from these guys, but this is only slightly above average. Maybe another porter I had earlier today (Anchor's porter) gave me unrealistic expectations. I wouldn't ever refuse it, at least.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,105 ratings
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