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:
3,076
Reviews:
1,326
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
476
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,076 |  Reviews: 1,326
Photo of Libeertarian
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken 12/18/16:

Deep, dark reddish brown, basically black in indirect light. Mostly clear in spite of very little light coming through due to color. Desert mud looking head, very frothy, filmy, and dense, with good retention but weak lacing. Strong dark fruit aromas, for a porter at least, some small amount of molasses or toffee, caramel, and a general roastiness. On palate, roastiness much stronger with sweeter fruit (dark fruit but also a bit of red apple) and sugar qualities more subdued but still a huge part of this beer. Roastiness and fruitiness present throughout with light smoky tartness blending well with fruitiness at first and then mostly disappearing. Roastier finish and smoky aftertaste. Hops seem to be earthy or leathery or spicy, hard to tell as they are lost in the balance for me apart from retro-olfaction, which is also slightly mentholated. The head, it is worth noting, tastes like dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, somewhat thick, an almost nitrous carbonation, but still tingly. Seems to just soak into sides of throat as I swallow, as opposed to going down the tube. Overall, more like an Oatmeal Stout to me than a Porter, but then I haven’t had too many in the English style.

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Photo of Luddster
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, clear brown-red with half a finger of creamy brown head that leaves puffy clouds of lace as it recedes.

Smells of roasted hazelnut, chocolate chip cookies, coffee grounds, dried berries, faint smoke and soft black licorice.

Tastes of semi-sweet cocoa powder, cold creamy coffee, toasted bread, hazelnut, toffee, dried black cherry, ash and licorice.

Feels soft and creamy. Medium bodied with very smooth carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. It's a Samuel Smith beer, all right.

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Photo of pdcleff
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: dark brown/black, little head, dissipates quickly.
Smell: very fruity, a lot of dark fruit. Also malty.
Taste: Maltiness, good bitterness from roasted malt, quite dry ending. Little hop presence.

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Photo of Corburk
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of I3eer
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bit toffee sweet without the great feel elsewhere. Still nice.

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Photo of ordybill
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a dark black with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt. Has a great roasted malt flavor.

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Photo of bark
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is dark, dark brown; the liquid is clear. The two finger head is compact and beige – it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is smooth, dark and malty. Muscovado sugar, prunes, cocoa, charcoal and hints of toffee and alcohol.

The taste is dry and malty with roasted malts, rolled oats and blackberry hints. Light to medium body. The aftertaste got some clean alcohol, burned charcoal, smooth bitterness plus red and black currants. The finish is balanced with dry roasted malt and some bitterness.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many mid-sized bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is somewhat smooth.

I reviewed this beer back in 2009, and I gave it 4.33. Now, I found it a bit thin and light and not as rich as then. Still a good porter.

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Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OlaB
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: gives a deep mahogny dark color. Small white head that disolves quickly giving rings of lacings on the glass.

S: Roasted malts, dried fruits like raisins and dates, coffee, chocolate,tofee,caramel and vanilla.

T&F: creamy feel from the start, senses dark dried fruits, chocolate,caramel and coffee. Dry finish with a long aftertaste and coffee especially noticeable.

O: a great porter with good flavours and aroma. I sure would trie this again if I have the chance.

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Photo of aleigator
3.09/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pitch black with a big, fluffy beige head.

Smells of milk chocolate, fudge, earth and dried raisins. Roasted hazelnuts mingle into a pleasant malt foundation, which produces a nice sweetness.

Has a soft carbonation, together with a very light, slighty metallic mouthfeel among a good amount of fluffy cream and chocolate.

Tastes of rustic bread dough, earth and toffee malts with a glazed caramel topping, soothed by cream and a metallic carbonation. Finishes with even more cream and a subtle tartness among scented wood.

Very light, creamy and chocolate driven with a strange metallic carbonation.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Weekiwachee
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of golf4collet
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFNC
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NomadDawg
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.15 out of 5 based on 3,076 ratings.
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