Samuel Smith Taddy Porter date codes

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  1. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,285) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    The date is SE25L1. Is this May 25 2012? Is this past the date for good drinkability?
  2. ahq514

    ahq514 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    You are correct with the date. As to it's drinkability, it's up to you. I've had 9 month old taddy porter that was still delicious before.
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    If you already bought the beer, there is only one way to find out right?
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  4. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,285) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Perhaps the porter was still good. I didn't like the finish- too bitter. I was expecting more- fuller flavors which
    I taste in their stouts. However, this is a different style...
  5. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Exposing my appalling ignorance here, but how can you tell from 'SE25L1' that the date is May 25th, 2012? I'm not sure which calendar that is.....
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  6. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    The "S" is irrevelent (for Sam Smith?), the E is May, 25 is 25th day and "L" is 12th letter of alphabet (2012).
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  7. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Ah. Thanks much.
  8. chuckstout

    chuckstout Initiate (0) May 22, 2006 Ohio

    I bought a pint of Samuel Smith today with the code SF12L1, so we are in the same boat! They should be ok though.
  9. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Initiate (85) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I had a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout last night with the code SE24L1; seemed fine to me.
  10. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    I need to start writing down the decryptions to all of these damned codes.
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  11. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Zealot (510) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia
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    I wonder if the codes, regarding the months, for Samuel Smith restart after month 12 (L)?

    I just discovered my local beer/wine shop currently shelves Taddy's Porters and other styles of theirs that are a year old, so I'm not buying any anytime soon, and the month for the Porters are (N) so I assume if they go past (L) then it starts over with (M) being January (?) . Does that mean March?
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