kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was anxious to try to Taddy Porter. It may sound odd but since I visited England in the early 80's and since I learned that my ancestors are from Yorkshire, I really feel an affinity for most things Yorkshire. And so I continued my quest for knowledge.
The Taddy Porter poured a DARK brown, nearly black. No light will penetrate this beer! The head was moderately frothy and only slightly dissipated in the couple of minutes I waited to taste.
The aroma was relatively mild. I could smell the malt, which was a good sign. I was intrigued, which is exactly what I look for when I smell my beer.
Sometimes, I wonder if the sight of a beer in glass creates a bias when I taste. I am not aware of one but I thought I’d taste this beer with my eyes closed. Sure, I’d seen the beer already but hey, I never pass up an opportunity to make a fool of myself.
Upon first taste of the dark liquid, (I assumed it was dark, I had my eyes closed) I noticed a pronounced sweet molasses/malt flavor. The beer was slightly dry with very good carbonation. This helps the drinkability for me as it tickles the tongue. Hey...I love the tongue tickling!
The beer did not weigh heavy, which surprised me, but I was looking for a more overt taste of alcohol. That’s not a criticism, really, because the flavor was good.
Overall, this is a very good porter. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to close their eyes and drift away to Northern England.
TheBeerGod (5458) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle empties to reveal a blackened body with a dark brown head. The nose is coffee and licorice with some hops and malt. Perhaps some dark chocolate as well. The taste confirms these aromas and allows you to judge them as a mixed bouquet of flavors. The finish is bitter but not so much so that it is undrinkable. Decent beer.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is mostly yeast; very dark brown color - almost black - with a caramel-colored, long-lasting head; rich taste with some coffee flavor; moderately bitter finish
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours deep dark red with medium rocky beige-brown head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt and dark fruits. Lovely smooth full body. Brilliant taste of roasted grain and chocolate. Burnt coffee finish. Great stuff.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine brew, but no "Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout"! "Taddy Porter" is my buddy Will's favorite beer though...I guess he just can't hack the perfection that is "Oatmeal Stout".
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep royal ruby and dark brown translucent colour. Mild roasted malt, golden syrup and raisins aroma. Medium smooth creamy palate. Medium strong roasted malt, chocolate, instant coffee with hints of smoked aroma. Light slightly disappointingly short and softer dry roast finish and aftertaste.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark black. tan head. heavy chocolate coffee malt low hoppyiness. round soft mouthfeel.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color with minimal head. Sweetish aroma with some grassy, organic-smelling background and alcohol deep in the background. Flavor is sweet, mildly bitter with a dark roast coffee-ness.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark black color,small tan head mild lacing.nice roasted malt aroma with a mild hop ,possibly coffee or dark chocolate.The taste is roasted malt with a nice dark chocolate taste and an after taste that is roasty and chocolatey as well,the hops are just mildly there making there presence known at the tail end of the taste and even more mildly in the after taste.The texture is a bit thin,kind of on the watery side,but still it wasn't a bad brew but quite refreshing.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pint glass. Pours a deep black with a garnet hue around the edges. Comes with a gigantic, brown, rocky, creamy head which is slow to diminish. I can detect some chocolate and coffee malts. Flowery hops and doughy yeast aromas come along for the ride. There seem to be some dark fruit aromas, but not as much as in other porters. Mod. sweet start flows into a smooth bittersweet finish. Very rich, almost truffel like, cocoa finish. Flavor lingers longer than average and there's only a hint of acidity. Medium full body has a creamy texture and very soft carbonation. I can imagine this going very well with lamb or a peppery steak.