Name: The Famous Taddy Porter
Brewery: Samuel Smith (Old Brewery Tadcaster)
Overall Rating: A+++++
Serving Style: 12 oz Bottle
Aroma: Strong roasted aromas dominate. Extremely complex and lovely aromas; Burnt toffee, caramel, chocolate, espresso, and a sweetness.
Appearance: Dark brown in color with ruby highlights when held up to light. Great clarity. Moderate off-white head with good retention
Flavor: Very complex and mirrors the aromas. Strong toffee, caramel, slight espresso after taste. No hops appear present, just wonderful roasted goodness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderately high carbonation.
Enjoyability: Without a doubt, the best porter I’ve ever sampled. This beer shows how wonderfully complex a 5% beer can truly be. It’s warming and amazing deep. It tells a 6 chapter story in a single sip and every sip reveals more to the story. This is why I drink beer. “We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age!”