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:
#1,311
Reviews:
1,339
Ratings:
3,117
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.64
 
 
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252
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Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLapadura
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of mrchrisray
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mikus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of d5001986
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrVonzipper
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of cypressbob
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
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 GatorCoop
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KalanM
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of PatrickCT
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stewart124
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
2.37/5  rDev -43.2%
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 +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atis
4.21/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jriggins6
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass....

A: A near black color, when held up to the light has some red/amber hints. A two finger tan head with ample lacing.

S: Lots of dark roasted malts, coffee, rich chocolate, with some nuts, caramel and fruit.

T: Roasted coffee, chocolate, prunes or raisins, with some nutty hints.

M: Lots of creamy flavor left on the tongue and mouth. Light carbonation.

D: Reminds me of a good after dinner beer, very sweet, not too filling, lower ABV makes me want to drink several in one sitting.

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Photo of oelergud
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a solid porter, everything I expected, just better.
Appearance is good, a dark ruby that only lets light through at the very edges of the glass and a creamy tan head.
I detected caramel and coffee in the nose
The taste was pretty darn good, sweet and bitter in perfect balance, little to no after taste which makes you drink the beer quickly which is ok considering the relatively low alcohol %. Toward the bottom of my glass I thought I tasted a hint of nut...
This beer pretty much drinks itself, the lack of aftertaste made me reach for it constantly and before I knew it it was gone.

Oelergud - Cheers!

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Photo of AJ01923
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,117 ratings
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