Samuel Smith’s The Famous Taddy Porter

Posted: June 9, 2012 in English Porter, Reviews, Samuel Smith Old Brewery

This was a beer that I had during the first weekend that I had the kid by myself. I have never even babysat and having a four year old all to yourself and no clue what the hell to do? Yeah, it actually went much better than it sounded. So, as a reward, Katie bought me two beers that I reviewed over the weekend after kid went to sleep. Here’s the first one.

ABV: 5%

Style: English Porter

Trivia: According to one of the importers, this beer should be paired with the following, “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. Traditionally served in a nonik glass or tumbler at 55 °F.”

Random: How do four year olds have so much energy? It’s ridiculous.

This is a brew that I’ve been waiting to try for awhile. It poured with a generous two finger tan head on a dark brown body. The head dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. There was no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was pleasant and filled with roasted malts and coffee, right up my alley. The taste was just as nice. The roasted malts took center stage with coffee and a little bit of chocolate in the background, really well-balanced. The body was a perfect thickness, smooth and silky. It was just thick enough with moderate to low carbonation. The finish lingered with roasted malts. This was easily one of the best brews of the style that I’ve ever had. I would definitely have this one again. This was just a great brew all around.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0


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