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

3,077 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep but clear brown color with a fluffy tan head. Smells heavily of caramel with touches of licorice, chocolate and a faint hint of charcoal.

Thick creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. The big body holds together nicely as it rolls along the tongue. Deep complex flavors of chocolate, roasted and burnt malts,

touches of coffee and caramel. Slightly phenolic hops light up the back of the tongue cutting any possible cloying sweetness. Awesome super awesome and deep complex brew that
rewards and brings something new to the table with each sip.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550ml bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours very dark brown, almost opaque black with ruby highlights when held to the light. A finger and a half of off white head develops and slowly recedes to a film on top of the beer.

S: Very complex, there is a whole lot going on here. Burnt toffee and dried dark fruits are most evident, with nuts, caramel, and dark chocolate in the background. I could smell this all day long.

T: Taste is a bit less complex and significantly different, but still nice. A smokey nuttiness starts off with moderate hop bitterness. The beer is also quite bready as well and ends with a small amount of dark fruit sweetness. There is an aftertaste that I can best describe as musty.

M: Moderate thickness with moderate to high carbonation.

O: This beer is very interesting. The aroma is unbelievably complex - I was floored as to how many things I was able to smell. However, the flavor just wasn't quite as good. Solid, but not great.

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.15 out of 5 based on 3,077 ratings.
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