Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Porter
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 550ml clear glass bottles.
"Very dark, fairly full in body and packed with flavor. Intense, dry tangy character of roasted barley."
Ingredients: Malt, cane sugar, roasted barley, hops, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1097) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Flaske. Svart farget, lavt karbonert med tynt skum. Smaker røster malt, sjokolade,noe Mørk frukt, kaffe og noe røyk. En fornøyelig og lettdrikkelig porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (630) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2016
Svart med beige skum. Herlig duft av lakris, kaffe og vanilje med et hint av røyk. Ferske kaffebønner i smake sammen med mørk karamell. tørr og bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1167) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2016
black liquid with tan head. aroma of chocolate, roasted malts. tastes same, light sweet, light bitter, light sour. light body, creamy feel, average carbonisation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/12/08. Samuel Smiths Taddy porter was pretty good, the dark black body had decent carbonation, and the tannish head left fair lacing. Aromas of sweet roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, flavor follows but there are hints of nuts and its a little smokey. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but it was smooth and malty, easy to drink. Overall its worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (1041) - SPAIN - MAR 14, 2016
From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. Watching True detective 2x01. Very, very, very drinkable. With a soft and pleasant sip that compensates its watery texture making it matter little

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (443) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Medium bodied and smooth in the mouth, some dried fruit, treacle... Soft carbonation. Classic and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4429) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2016
I enjoy (re)visiting a classic beer every now and then amidst all these new craft beers, and this one sure qualifies: after the original porter style completely died out somewhere in the first half of the 20th century (I think the last one dates from the 1940s, if I’m not mistaken), Samuel Smith was the first brewery to resurrect it in 1979 with this Taddy Porter, named after Tadcaster and fermented in the traditional ’Yorkshire squares’ they still use; it sparked a renewed interest in the style, first in England, then in the US and eventually in all other countries where craft beer is cultivated. All the imperial, smoked, chili and other variants coming from that are to a certain extent indebted to this one, so it is no exaggeration to call it a historically influential beer, I think. It has a medium sized, moussy, pale greyish beige, quite dense head breaking open soon in the middle but otherwise retaining well, and a very deep, beautiful burgundy colour, almost blackish but still fully translucent, with a hue of very old, brownish red wine. Pleasant aroma of roasted peanuts, cashew nuts, toasted bread, caramelized sugar (but not overly sweet), moist cardboard, dried fig, dry tea bag, rosehip-like ’botanical iron’, vague earthy turnip or radish somewhere as well as a subtle, but seductive pear syrup sweetness appearing when the beer warms up. Restrained sweetish and sourish onset of dried fruit (fig, dried apple peel, hint of raisin), medium carbonation sparkling very gently on the tongue, very supple, lean body, not too thick as can be expected from a 5% ABV beer but still filling due to well-dosed malts, with a sweetish nuttiness quickly accompanied by a drying, coffee grounds-like roasted bitterness, which, as should be the case in any porter, remains subtle enough not to become too stout-like, and so does not entirely cover the initial, softer, nutty and caramelly sweetishness. A slight metallic feeling appears as well but feels ’natural’ and does not bother me at all. Finish adds a brief ’pinprick’ of notably peppery hops blending in very well with the lingering coffee grounds-like bitterness; along with this nutty, rounded, satisfyingly restrained malt sweetness, both bittering components linger on the root of the tongue after swallowing and once they fade away, the sweetness faintly returns... Very enjoyable beer, justly a famous English classic; flavour balance is perfect and although it sure harbors some coffee-like roasted bitterness, quite aromatically so and lingering in the mouth for quite a while, it is still nutty and ’sweetish’ enough to be a classic porter. I can easily imagine how this type of beers once gave rise to the stout family and I think this is the ideal porter to start with if you are curious about the style and haven’t had any other one before. Taddy Porter is to porter what Saison Dupont is to saison, or Westmalle Tripel to tripel: classic in every respect, but respectable in its class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 3.30). BB Nov 2016. Pours medium brown, appearing black with a reddish glare in the glass. The head’s beige, retains and laces nicely. Sweetish roasty, grainy aroma with a bit of grassy hops. Tastes really rounded, at times quite sweet, then roasty, then kinda red berry bitter, but overall the flavours are very nicely complementing eachother. Would say medium body, dryish palate, moderate carbonation. A bit of acidic burn on the tongue... Overall? Very good, especially for the mere 5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weevo (148) - Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle, pours Brown with medium tan head. Chocolate and roast to the nose continues to taste along with caramel. A little carbonation and a smooth feel on the palette. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (913) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
Mørk med lavt skum. Aroma av lær, sjokolade og kaffe. Kaffe, melkesjokolade og et mildt røykpreg i smaken. Tynn/medium konsistens.

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