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

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy PorterSamuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
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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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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Fuller's London Porter.

A: Dark red-brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Dark fruit and spice. Roasted aromas like coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Caramel malt and toast. Mild fruit flavors.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.Smooth.

O: This was the more fruity of the two porters. Both are excellent, but I liked Fuller's just a bit more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured in a tulip. Fresh bottle, I assume.

Thin (finger) head, dark, nice lacing. Solid head/carbonation retention around the glass edge the entire time.

Smells like a porter, with a bit of coffee. The taste is wonderful. What got me is the metallic zing that really makes my mouth water and pucker. I'm a sour nut, and while this isn't sour at all, that metallic-ness brings out that similar mouth watering sensation that sours have. Real nice.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A standard pour got me a finger and a half of light mocha colored head, which was very fizzy and active. This took a couple minutes to die down over the almost black body. A bit of lacing noticed. Nice looking beer.

Roasted malt is a delicious smelling beast in this! Coffee and chocolate both come in to top it off, and boy does this smell good.

Again, roasted malt in this bad boy is good. This is partnered up with coffee and a hint of dark fruit which imparts an almost sour note in the middle. Ending is nice dark chocolate.

Medium bodied, the medium carbonation on this keeps it light and almost stings the tongue. The beer is creamy goodness.

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 3,084 ratings
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