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

3,065 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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Photo of DaveONan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: blackish brown. Tan half finger head that exits, stage left. Leaves a tan ring with minimal lacing.

S: chocolate, licorice, dark fruit

T: smooth; coffee dominates with a dry, chocolatey/caramel finish. Malty, full bodied. A tad smokey/burnt, but in a good way.

M: medium, creamy. Light carbonation.

O: A top notch porter. No wonder it's "famous." Robust, pleasant. Pairs well with cheddar. Will drink again; oh yes, I will.

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Photo of TimPell
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Robeerto89
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

A: 1" foamy tan head over cola coloured liquid.

S: Yeast, caramel, coffee, toasted malt and roasted barley.

T: Yeasty, caramel, coffee, toasted malt and roasted barley. A nice balance between sweet and bitter, but the bitter just barely wins out. Malty and nice, with an aftertaste reminiscent of Guinness.

M: A creamy mouthfeel with a medium to thin viscosity and a medium to low level of delicate carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, it goes down extremely quick. I would have this again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of rayj212
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Danno48
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dansmcd
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers of dense tan head, deep dark brown body, head fades to a thin veil with some rings of lacing.

S - Yeast, vanilla, dark chocolate, pinch of coffee.

T - Follows on from the nose with yeast, sweet milk chocolate with some minor bitterness.

M - Milky smooth medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Simply a joy.

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Photo of SPE1443
3/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of PorterBoy14
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Pours black/deep brown with a light colored coffee head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of sweet caramel, nuttiness, a bit of dark fruit, nice for the style. Flavor follows. Good nuttiness to start to go along with a milky caramel sweetness. Hints of creamy coco before a dark fruit finish with a light touch of crisp hops as well. Top notch in the style. Smooth and dry mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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