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:
245
Gots:
477
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,080 |  Reviews: 1,330
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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Photo of Dinglehacker
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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Photo of Votti
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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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