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

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4.17/5
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,296
Reviews:
1,335
Ratings:
3,105
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.64
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
486
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,105 |  Reviews: 1,335
Photo of bakkerman1
1.9/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I do not understand why this beer is rated so high, Taste like sparkling soda and has a flat taste. Why Samuel Smith puts so much carbonation in their drinks

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Photo of nick_perry
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany color, with a lacy tan head. Oak aromas similar to those from wine or Scotch. Light carbonation, and otherwise a very smooth body. Strong malt backbone accentuated with notes of coffee and cola. Seems drier than American porters.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of quaffinganale
4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of nater919
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
1.51/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Photo of mkh012
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth and crushable porter. Mocha and roasted malts. 8.5/10

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbaGuppy
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sexmortus
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbuck
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DerbyDave35
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SimplySinister
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A – Black, nearly opaque. Non-existent head, minimal lacing.

S – Barley, malt, molasses, and hops.

T – Simplistic yet totally delightful. Barley, malt, molasses, and hops. It’s one of those beers that’s beautifully simple and absolutely enjoyable.

M – So clean, so crisp, so dry. Unbelievable. No lingering flavor.

D – I didn’t really think that a porter could ever be considered refreshing. This one changed my mind. I really, really enjoy this beer and if there ever was a porter that one could session, this would be it. Once again, Samuel Smith goes above and beyond in every way. They make me almost want to move to England! After all, I’d love to try this one on tap!

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

A great porter! Beer pours a dark tea color. The smell is malts and caramel. The flavor is extremely smooth with hints of banana, caramel and malt. Overall one great Beer!

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Photo of crawmcgraw
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stratusjeans
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Plonk
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SourFaceEric
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

About as good of a porter as I have had (Everett by Hill Farmstead might exceed it) from one of the world's great breweries (if not one of the trendiest these days). Indeed, how many breweries can offer world class stouts, porters, browns, bitters, IPAs, and even lagers? Samuel Smith may not get the respect it deserves these days, which is unfortunate, but it will always be one of my favorites.

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Photo of iCabaLLero
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

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Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3,105 ratings
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