Samuel Smith Taddy Porter

Samuel Smith Taddy Porter

Rated 3.934 by BeerPals

Brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Tadcaster, United Kingdom

Style:  Porter

5% Alcohol by Volume

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The Famous Taddy Porter History Porter was the first commercially brewed beer. It was named for the train porters who were its original servers and consumers. Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery, Yorkshire’s oldest, reintroduced authentic porter to the British beer scene in 1979 after an absence of more than 50 years. Very dark, fairly full in body and packed with flavor. Intense, dry tangy character of roasted barley. Oysters on the half shell, Rockefeller or Cajun style, clams, mussels, crab cocktail, lobster bisque and other shellfish, smoked mackerel pâté, veal with green peppercorns, porterhouse steak and of course chocolate. Serve at 55 degrees in nonik or tumbler. Platinum Medial, World Champion Porter—World Beer Championships “One of the world’s five best beers.”—Michael Jackson

ID: 16 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank223
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank5 of 1446
Style Percentile99.7
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.961
Weighted Score3.934
Standard Deviation0.466

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103 Member Reviews

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ALLAN 5 reviews
rated 4.0 22 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

a good porter

  • HANTRAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.7 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nose: sweet dark fruit, raisins, sour dough, chocolate. Dark brown body with ruby highlights. Topped with a moderate off-white head that leaves a to decent skin coat and some frothy lace. Medium bodied with a perfect tingly carbonation the mouth is slightly slippery and fullsom . Easy drinking with a chocolatey finish and a slight bitter burnt coffee taste as well. A lot of very sweet possibly red fruit in the middle strawberry? Red raspberry for sure. An interesting Brew.

  • MISSSIPLESS 165 reviews
    rated 4.8 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    The beer pours a solid black cover, and is topped by a foamy brown head. Lots of lacing on this one. Aroma is leather, coffee, and licorice. Thick and creamy on the tongue. The flavor is roasted malt and coffee with hints of licorice in the finish..

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.9 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle. Colour - solid black, creamy brown head, excellent lacing. Aroma - roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel - medium bodied, well carbonated. Maybe on the light side for a porter. Flavour - roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some licorice notes.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This is a good black smooth porter. I only bought four and my buddy and I wished I had bought more. Pairs great with cigars and I will definitely being buying this again.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    The kickoff beer for an evening of beers, BBQ, bluelou and pfoxyjohn together, and myself and slimjim. Coupdnt believe I hadn't reviewed this yet, pretty standard porter but a must try classic of the style.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a semitransparent black/brown with an 3 finger off white head that seems to take its time. Aroma is of light nuts and noticeable bready notes. After the head goes down you can really smell the dark malts along with coffee and toffee. taste is fairly sweet with bready and metallic notes. Also a taste that kinda reminds me of something you would get at a salad bar. not much of an after taste. Just not the porter i was expecting, kinda tame and powerful for the wrong reasons. Not bad but a bit disappointing. Overall an interesting brew that I would not mind having again.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I picked this beer up from a bottle shop outside of the open market in Roanoke, Va. I can't believe that after 600+ beers, I am just trying this.mmit is remarkable. It may be my new gold standard for porters. A masterpiece.

  • KEAL 114 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A nice porter! It has a malty, yeasty taste, much like a good brown bread. There's a tangy flavor that isn't complex. It's just tangy. I can't discern any sort of distinguishable flavors. So It's like a dark stout beer with a little tartness, carbonation, and a masculine, malty smell. A solid porter. I consider Anchor Steam Porter the top of the line with its caramel tones, but that can get tiring if you drink it all the time. This porter is drinkable over and over. Solid, solid drink. I'd call this world-class. Highly, highly recommended.

  • RICHSBEER 1961 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pours an opaque brown/black and is topped by an enormous, tight and creamy, ecru colored head. Thick drippy rings of lacing coated the glass. The aroma was balanced and pleasant. Semi-sweet with notes of treacle and caramel malts. Powdered cocoa was noticeable. The taste was of caramel and roasted malts with a hint of vanilla and black coffee notes. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin and watery with a very fine and mild effervescence. Porters are not my favorite style of beer.

  • FLOATMAN 11 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Was a bit disappointed. Probably a much better beer on tap. Just seemed like a light porter...not much gusto to it. Would never refuse it of course.

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