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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,291
Reviews:
1,333
Ratings:
3,099
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.64
 
 
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248
Gots:
485
Trade:
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1.51/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Photo of mkh012
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth and crushable porter. Mocha and roasted malts. 8.5/10

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbaGuppy
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sexmortus
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbuck
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DerbyDave35
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SimplySinister
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A – Black, nearly opaque. Non-existent head, minimal lacing.

S – Barley, malt, molasses, and hops.

T – Simplistic yet totally delightful. Barley, malt, molasses, and hops. It’s one of those beers that’s beautifully simple and absolutely enjoyable.

M – So clean, so crisp, so dry. Unbelievable. No lingering flavor.

D – I didn’t really think that a porter could ever be considered refreshing. This one changed my mind. I really, really enjoy this beer and if there ever was a porter that one could session, this would be it. Once again, Samuel Smith goes above and beyond in every way. They make me almost want to move to England! After all, I’d love to try this one on tap!

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Photo of MinerBob
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A great porter! Beer pours a dark tea color. The smell is malts and caramel. The flavor is extremely smooth with hints of banana, caramel and malt. Overall one great Beer!

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Photo of crawmcgraw
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stratusjeans
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Plonk
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SourFaceEric
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

About as good of a porter as I have had (Everett by Hill Farmstead might exceed it) from one of the world's great breweries (if not one of the trendiest these days). Indeed, how many breweries can offer world class stouts, porters, browns, bitters, IPAs, and even lagers? Samuel Smith may not get the respect it deserves these days, which is unfortunate, but it will always be one of my favorites.

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Photo of iCabaLLero
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

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

Aroma of roasted malt and molasses. Taste is very identical,maybe some notes of coffee and chocolate. A classic porter that delivers everything I expect from an above average porter. There is some mild sweetness which is balanced with just a touch of bitterness like yu would get from very dark chocolate

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Solid looking brownish coloration with slight clarity and reddish hues against white surfaces! The head is caramel colored and very creamy looking, starting out around a finger in thickness and settles down to a velvet layer over the brew. Of course with this style it is hard to see how the carbonation appears to be and the lacing is modest, with several small foamy patches sliding back into the brew!

S- This one is interesting, as there is a malt sweetness that is toffee/molasses like in aroma, with the more traditional coffee and dark chocolate bitterness throughout. Caramelized brown sugar, vanilla subtleties, rummy raisin character and a dry/Earthy with coffee grind robustness!

T- Malt and fruit dominate the palate, with natural vanilla bean pod, chocolate/cocoa, and Guatemalan coffee fruitiness throughout! There is a heavy yeast/cream biscuit that seems very English of Sam Smith and I get a dry grain character, heavily roasted chocolate and black malts that bring out a very dry astringency and the finish seems clean yet it lingers on the palate.

M/O- Super creamy mouthfeel and gentle frothy carbonation provide a highly drinkable porter that overall is probably one of the prototypes for all brewers to go by! I don't know if this is my favorite, but it is a very nice drinking Ale!! Definitely right up there with the best of this style!

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Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.2/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A bit mixed on this beer. Samuel Smith has made some great beers with interesting tastes. This one is a bit dry as advertised. Looks great, tastes average at best.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This gets awfully close to the stuff you get in British pubs, but of course the imports to here are not even close to the freshness you will experience over in GB.

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Photo of migleskun
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,099 ratings
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