Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great one from Sammy's. Pours out a very dark shade of brown, not quite black. Pretty close to the original porters of
England, which is a good thing. Great example of the style. I wish it wasn't so damn expensive, though. I mean, $13.00 for a 4
pack? Come on man,who's getting rich here?
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Original Rating May 1, 2003:Black as death. Medium head thatís very lasting. The aroma... gosh, maybe a little like Makerís Mark bourbon. Odd... Thereís a very sweet chocolate flavor. Also tastes of malt with a little burnt something or other. Nice porter! Re-rate May 22, 2008: Five years is way too long to have let this go without re-rating it. Dark brown color with a medium head. Dark and roasty grain aroma. Plenty more of that in the taste. Some brown sugar, but not enough to really sweeten it up. A little charred oak. Iím only dropping this a point overall, but this is still really good and highly under-rated. It never seems to come up in discussions of great tasting Porters, but it deserves. Especially since itís a session or run-of-the-mill porter, not a bombastic Imperial, Barrel Aged, Coffee Porter.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma sweet almost whiskey-like. Large light brown foamy head -deep dark brown color. Sweet chocolate roasted flavor with a slightly burnt finish that lingers. Body was a bit lighter than I had expected - smooth.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 Burnt malt in nose with off-white head. Nearly opaque. Very well balanced with burnt toast flavor mixing well with mild hop characteristic. Smooth and mildly creamy with burnt malty flavor throughout. Medium bodied. A fine pairing with a charcoal grilled burger.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark not quite opaque. Medium light oak colored head. Aroma is first of wine, some roasting comes out with warming. Taste is also winelike, not much roasted malt, coffee, or chocolate. Sour, bad bottle? Whatever it is I did not care for this.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sam Smith made a great porter. This Taddy Porter is so smooth and creamy. It had what I thought to have a burnt wood smell to it, although it was the dark roasted malt that was used in the beer. It has a long lingering aftertaste that will haunt your taste buds until you drink another wonderful Taddy Porter. Drink It and become Zen or become drunk.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(355ml Bottle) Thin, beige head and opaque black body. Aroma of cocoa and molasses. Storng molasses, charcoal and smoked flavours. Finishes bitter and dry.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light creamy colored head. fudge/hazlenut aroma. Nutty, sweet, kind of fudgy taste.
madsberg (10459) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Is dark red/brown coloured. Has a huge impressive head, that last long. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted and spicy. Hints of alcahol and coffee. Flavour is roasty and coffeish. Is vaguely flowery in the taste as well. Very delicious. Has a balanced bitterness. The brew last very long on the palate. This is a very good porter.
ksaker (4) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can't go wrong with any of the Sammuel Smith lineup. The price is the only drawback with this beer.