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:
3,073
Reviews:
1,325
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
245
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474
For Trade:
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance pours pitch black and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within about twenty seconds. Light somewhat clingy foamy lacing tries to cling and does but is kind of all over the place. The smell is roasty through some coffee and chocolate notes. There is some light malts that come in as it warms, and I even get some light vanilla (intentional or not, I don’t know, but I like it). The taste is mainly sweet and roasty through the coffee and chocolate, and gives off a dark creamy sticky roasty aftertaste with a dry sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium to heavy on the mouth and tongue, sessionable - hmmm... maybe, but perhaps not as much as some other porters on the market. Carbonation is extremely smooth and ends up giving off a nice creamy aspect coating the rest of the mouth and tongue eloquently. Overall, this is a very nice English Porter that I would have again and another beer by Samuel Smith that I would still love to have next to some fish and chips.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chianti
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tapmein
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Such a delightful porter. Full body taste, hints of chocolate, dark fruit, creamy robustness. Sits well in the mouth at 5 abv drink ability is superb

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L -- 1000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a lovely reddish brown body. Good sized tan head produced with lightly aerated pour from the bottle. Spotty retention and some lacing.
S -- Candied dark fruits, dark chocolate, barley malts, copper, and herbal hops
T -- Nice clean balance of flavors, which are dry and leaning more towards chocolatey malts than the roasted coffeelike qualities of American porters.
F -- Starts medium bodied, but becomes watery and somewhat astringent
O -- One of my favorite porters to date. Simple yet well made, and only ~$4.50 for a 24oz bomber

86/100

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Photo of gtjwilding
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not entirely my style, but still very smooth, also perfect texture

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Photo of tubeyes
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treefig33
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown and allows some light through. Almost no head. Smells of roasted malts along with light chocolate and light coffee. The taste is similar with a little sweetness. Light mouthfeel with light carbonation. Overall a pretty good porter, just not deserving of the incredible praise that it gets.

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Photo of caburdette51
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dobroblues
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trent42069
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ferb
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my very most favorite porters! This is full of dark roasted, malty goodness, it is beautifully balanced, lightly tempered with earthy hops and a gentle whisper of licorice. The yeast Samuel Smith uses in Taddy Porter is used, I think, in some of their other beers, because there is a flavor quality that "rhymes" with their excellent Oatmeal Stout. Maybe it is the water? I don't care, because I like them both! If you like the style, you should try this.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Decanted into a tulip pint. Pour nearly black with a moderate head, which dissipated fairly quickly. Nose: rich aroma of dark malt, black coffee, perhaps a vanilla note; palate: slight bitterness of the hops nicely offsets the slight sweetness of the dark malts. Light bodied and drinks very well. Really a nice specimen of the style.

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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic pint. Big, beautiful khaki head that mellows but retains a ring. A coat of lace as well. Dark, dark brown.

Sweet roast nose.

Similar taste, a rich, creamy smoothness as if a nitro. Very similar to Sam Smith's stouts, but with underlying spice.

Creamy feel with just enough weight to not feel watery.

Ostensibly the beer that popularized porters as a style. A smoother variety, with very little hop character and a smooth sweetness. I am increasingly persuaded that this brewery can do no wrong.

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