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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,299
Reviews:
1,335
Ratings:
3,105
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
4.64
 
 
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251
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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown/black with garnet highlights when held to light and a frothy tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Nutty, toasted malt, soy, chocolate, and roast malt form the initial aroma. Underlying fruity notes of dark cherries, fig, and plum add complexity.

Flavor is roast malt dominant throughout, with an umami character surfacing mid palate. The finish is chocolatey and a touch dry. Heavily toasted malt and burnt breadcrust form the backbone. Sherry notes are evident at the base.

Body is moderate to a touch light. Carbonation is moderate, and there's a bit of harshness in the aftertaste.

Good roast malt character, with enough chocolate for the style. Fairly complex, with the sherry and dark fruit notes. It's a little bitter at the finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a deep brown, with a gorgeous half-finger tan head. Very nice looking beer, very true to style. Scents of coffee, dark chocolate and a heavy roasted malt presence. Excellent. The taste is a classic porter. Roast malt, dark chocolate in the background, a bit of black coffee, some slight nuttiness and a dry finish, with a slight bit of tang throughout. Perfectly executed. Mouthfeel is true to form, with a medium body and medium carbonation. Overall an excellent porter, one of the best I've come across and well worth drinking.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased and drank at Jine's Restaurant in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very dark black, with a half inch mocha head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like roasted malt, smoke, and chocolate.

The taste is similar. Some dark chocolate flavors up front, followed by smoke, then a little bit of coffee, roasted malt, with a tiny fruity twang at the end of each sip. The sour twang is very welcome and does not detract.

Medium bodied, good body for a porter. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, goes down very easy. Medium carbonation.

A great classic example of a porter, one that will always be tasty.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark reddish brown in color. A light chocolate aroma. Taste begins with a bit of acidic twang, followed by some coffee, then finishing with some stone fruit. Mouthfeel is a little bit light. Overall quite a good porter that I would get again.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 13, 2013.

The pour is about as black as it can get with a delicate beige head that builds up quickly and then fades down a bit at the end but never really goes away.

The aroma is very sweet and full of milk chocolate, a little smoke, yeast, and dark malts. Hops are in the background but they do emit a slight bite.

The body is medium and very smooth and creamy.

The taste is as sweet as the aroma suggests with a nice chocolate thing up front and a mellow but well balanced dry hopped finish. It feels more like an Irish dry stout at points. But this is the Porter that many try to emulate.

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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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