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
BA SCORE
88.3%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 3,085 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,260
Reviews:
1,331
Ratings:
3,085
Liked:
2,725
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
11.27%
Alströms:
4.64
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
480
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,085 |  Reviews: 1,331
Photo of RMW66
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
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 +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dobroblues
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trent42069
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ferb
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
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 -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +7.7%
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 +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alupin
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManBearPat
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, ruby around the edges, and a finger+ of tan, sticky head, that won't quit. In the aroma, cocoa, sweet roasted malt, and red wine. Immediately reminds me of Anchor porter. Also a berry or jam vibe. The flavor is mellow and sweet, but there is enough bitterness on the finish to balance that out. Strong cocoa, and a bit earthy. The feel is creamy, with about average carbonation, and overall, a little slick until it dries up on the finish. Very nice porter, tasty.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrainBamage
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with thick head. I could smell the sweetness just while pouring it. Can also smell the old ale brewed with this. Goes down with a slight bitterness that turns dry. Can taste the brown ale here. One of the best English Porters out there.

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Photo of Weston64
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dakin
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Really like the look of the label. Resembles a stout in the glass with a nice creamy head with small bumbles.

Smell: Smooth roasty smell. Not very complex but it works.

Taste: Super smooth all the way through with a tinge of hops perfectly measured halfway through. Aftertaste of toasted bread.

Feel: Very creamy feel with a little weight. Nice.

Overall: Superb easy drinking English style porter. Simple but well done.

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Photo of drh88
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with amber hues on the edges of the glass. Poured with a thick, creamy, mocha colored foam with moderate retention. Medium light dark malt aromas, with toffee, dark bread crust, and sweet dark fruit notes. No hop aromas. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creaminess through the middle with a dry finish. Dark malt aromas up front with dark melanoidin and light toffee. Light roasted malt flavors follow that slowly transition to medium light bitterness. Sweet dark chocolate and dark malts suppress the hop bitterness a bit from the middle to the end. Finished dryly with roasted malt bitterness offset by sweet dark fruit and chocolate. Although very subtle, malt and hop character is very complex and enjoyable. No two sips taste exactly alike. Flavors and aromas changed dramatically as this warmed - not unlike other English beers.

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Photo of illpass78
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. into a stemmed glass.

Appearance: A near black with a thick head. Some lacing. Looks sturdy.

Aroma: Roasty, malty nose. Some slight coffee.

Taste: Smooth, tasty dark beer.
Coffee, roasted coffee beans, faint chocolate. Lots of roastiness on the palate. Maybe even a light whiff of smoke.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Sturdy as it looks. Not thick, though. Classic porter depth.

Overall: The classic porter. Fair price for such a terrific beer, too.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 3,085 ratings
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