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:
3,080
Reviews:
1,330
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
246
Gots:
477
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,080 |  Reviews: 1,330
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of July2Nov
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of SFNC
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whynot44
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium bodied, dark reddish brown with a foamy tan head which hangs around nicely and leaves some decent lacing behind.

The aroma is dark roast malt, caramel, nuts, dark chocolate and coffee.

Rich roasted malt flavor, slightly burnt caramel, licorice and chocolate, a hint of fruity sweetness with a dry finish. A lot of flavor with aroma to match.

Maybe not for everybody, but for those who like a rich malt flavor, this is definitely recommended.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 18.7oz bottle into 20oz Guinness branded tulip pint glass.

Appearance: Pours black with a large, creamy brownish head that dissipates very slowly and leaves a little bit of lace.

Smell: Sweet roasted coffee aroma backed up by slight herbal hints.

Taste: Begins sweet and sugary, finishing with more milky sweetness and a roasted coffee flavor. Slight hop hints in the finish make this a very well-rounded beer.

Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy body with light carbonation and a smooth finish that sticks.

Drinkability: This is an excellent porter and one that I would strongly recommend to any beer drinker. Possibly the best porter I've had- I could drink this every day.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrchrisray
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Mikus
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of nicholas2121
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster), with an ABV of 5.00% This brew pours out deep brown color with a nice off white head. This brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. I like the color of this brew. The smell of Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy is rich with roasted grains, malts and hops. There is also a nice sweetness to the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is bold with flavors. You pick up on some nice smooth roasted grains and malts. There is a smoothness of hops at the end of this brew. The mouthfeel of Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter is Rich, Full bodied and smooth. This is one of the smoothest porters that I have. Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter, has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The end of the mouthfeel is just smooth. This is one brew that you want to go back to. I can find nothing wrong with this brew. Overall I'm giving Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter a solid 5 out of 5. I would buy this porter again.Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster), did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of cypressbob
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550ml bottle, clear, 'victorian pint'

Pours with a dark brown body, light brown tan head, good retention and size, little lacing

Smell, burnt coffee, choclatly esters coming off, slight hint of malt sweetness

Taste, dry and full of dark coffee, slight bitternes and a dark chocolate finish, appley at lower temps

A very good porter, not quite up there with the baltics like sinebyrchoff

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Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - dark brown colour with a mocha coloured head

aroma - smells of coffee, cocoa, molasses

taste - coffee, molasses, toffee, chocolate

moutfeel - smooth, lowly carbonated, slightly watery, slightly sweet

drinkability - this is a beverage you can drink a couple and not be knocked out
'

a nice beer overall

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Photo of JLapadura
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stewart124
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with dark red tints and a thick frothy head. There is a bit of lacing. The smell is very sublte but good aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Burnt taste of malts and slight hints of coffee and toffee. Sweet chocolate taste with very smooth very rich taste of roasted malts. The aftertaste is creamy and outstanding. Quite enjoyable. Great blend of malts.

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2.37/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Could have been a bad bottle, but way too metallic. Will have to revisit

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Photo of ToddThompson
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atis
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, almost black with huge creamy tan head, leaving thick patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish roasted malt, weak coffee.

Taste is a complex mix of roasted malts, bits of coffee, sweet caramel, bitter chocolate and mild hops during the dryish finish. Mouthfeel is smooth medium/full with moderate carbonation.

An excellent porter, one of the best I have ever had.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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