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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle I picked up from the martin's in south bend, IN.

A - a nice looking porter a dark chocolate brown color with a reddish hue to it as well. Had a nice head to it as well that stuck around and had a nice chocolate cream color to it. looks just like a porter should look.

S - smell is a dark roasted chocolate with a bit of chocolate mixed in there as well. A rather fragrant porter as well. Also reminds me a bit of the smell of a container of beef jerky.

T - taste has a surprising amount of hops in my opinion. Also has a nice roasty cocoas taste to it as well. A bit of chocolate mixed in as well but not as much as I thought there would be. There is a lot of roasty and smoky flavors in there as well. Actually think that it reminds me a bit of the taste of a steak or other red met roasted over some wood chips. This woody aspect goes along with the roasted flavors of this beer.

MF- a rather thick beer in the mouth almost a bit chewy in a way reminds me of beef jerky. This goes along with the roasty aspect of the taste that I get in the part above. There is also a good bit of carbonation in there which is more that I would actually expect for a porter.

D - overall a good porter that I would rink for but nothing that really blows you away. a good beer from Sam smith but not one that I would go out of my way for. I like it but you have to definitely be a fan of the roasty aspect of a beer to enjoy this one. Also you to enjoy the thick mouthfeel to really enjoy this beer. Overall a good porter that nearly exemplifies the style without doing anything crazy to the style. This is an English porter and what it should be.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown / black with a nice brown med head, with good lacing. Nose is dark roasted malts with some cacao, dark fruitiness. Taste is roasted malts, cacao, some plums. Palate is nice med to full body, with nice carbonation, nice smooth mouthfeel. Finish is sweet roasted caramel malts, cacao, with a nice light licorice flavor, and some light bittering hops add some balance. overall a very good creamy and smooth porter. Very nice

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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

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours black with a tan head with good retention that leaves a nice lacing
S-faint coffee and chocolate
T-More of the same with the flavors melting together and leaving a nice coffee flavor on the palate
M-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation
O-such a solid beer. could drink this every day.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 550 ml. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours almost black with a tiny bit of light shining through. Head is light tan and retains quite well. Lacing is sticky and holds well.

S: Very malt-forward aroma. Chocolate and some coffee, with dried fruit undertones. Hops are not present in the smell.

T: Sweet caramel, chocolate, and coffee flavors up front, with some dark fruit character in the background. Prune and raisin give way to a slightly floral, clean hop finish.

Notes: Overall, one of the more complex English porters. This stuff is awesome. Full-bodied, yet incredibly drinkable in a session setting. I've had this beer numerous times, and every time I have it, I sense more and more. It just goes to show how world-class the brews that Sam Smith has to offer. A benchmark beer for this style.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.15 out of 5 based on 3,065 ratings.
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