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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep mahogany red-brown, with 3 fingers of frothy, khaki head that lasts ages and leaves a heavy lacing on the walls.

S: Molasses. Acrid, toasted grain. Prune.

T: Sweet, toasty malt in the beginning, that yields to a tart, fruity flavor in the middle (I can't quite identify the flavor), creaminess late, and bitter hops with floral notes in the finish.

M: So smooth! Good carbonation, with a little dryness at the end.

O: Probably the best porter I've ever tasted. No, I take that back -- DEFINITELY the best porter I've ever tasted! I already knew Samuel Smith knew how to make good beer, and this just proves it further.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Samuel Smith Taddy Porter has a very thick, creamy, beige head and a dark brown (with red tints) appearance. Lacing is moderate. Aroma is of medium-roasted malt, dark cherries, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. With taste, one gets roasted malt, sweetness, bitterness, and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Smith Taddy Porter finishes semi-dry and very easy drinking. Overall, this is an outstanding, world class beer, and I strongly recommend that you try it.


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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured aggressively into New Belgium tulip.

Beautiful three finger caramel colored head, that flees quickly. Not much lace left on glass. Deep dark rich mahogany color. Had to hold directly to light fixture just to get a hint of light passage.

Sweet caramel, maybe some toffee aroma. This is where I'm having trouble, I know there has to be more there but I can't find it. Not to worry as you start to drink.

Not an overly complex taste, but there is a lot going on. Slight nuttiness maybe hint of cherry and nutmeg. Some sweetness, and a great finish with a hint of alcohol.

Very good porter, that all comes together with each drink. Has it all. Great beginning, middle and end.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: blackish brown. Tan half finger head that exits, stage left. Leaves a tan ring with minimal lacing.

S: chocolate, licorice, dark fruit

T: smooth; coffee dominates with a dry, chocolatey/caramel finish. Malty, full bodied. A tad smokey/burnt, but in a good way.

M: medium, creamy. Light carbonation.

O: A top notch porter. No wonder it's "famous." Robust, pleasant. Pairs well with cheddar. Will drink again; oh yes, I will.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1" foamy tan head over cola coloured liquid.

S: Yeast, caramel, coffee, toasted malt and roasted barley.

T: Yeasty, caramel, coffee, toasted malt and roasted barley. A nice balance between sweet and bitter, but the bitter just barely wins out. Malty and nice, with an aftertaste reminiscent of Guinness.

M: A creamy mouthfeel with a medium to thin viscosity and a medium to low level of delicate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, it goes down extremely quick. I would have this again in a heartbeat.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers of dense tan head, deep dark brown body, head fades to a thin veil with some rings of lacing.

S - Yeast, vanilla, dark chocolate, pinch of coffee.

T - Follows on from the nose with yeast, sweet milk chocolate with some minor bitterness.

M - Milky smooth medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Simply a joy.

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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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