Beer of the Day: Taddy Porter

The Famous Taddy Porter

Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Tadcaster, England

English Porter


The Porter is probably the most important drink known to London Brits, yes, even more than tea. Porter reigned their pubs for decades. This specific porter is brewed with water from the same well they used to make this beer back in 1759 from 85 feet underground, not as high as an airplane flies but still pretty deep. This is the oldest brewery in Tadcaster and it is no surprise why it has lasted so long. If you see this beer, grab it. Courtesy to Liz for the photos.

Appearance – Dark brown, almost black. Creamy tan head with good lacing.

Aroma – Roasted malts, slightly nutty, caramel, slight hop aroma, hint of coffee.

Taste – Sweet. Roasted malts, another hint of that coffee, nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Medium to heavy bodied. Slightly dry. Good carbonation.

Drinkability – Great brew. Porters aren’t my favorite but I love this one. Low alcohol makes for a good session brew with the boys when just hanging out after work or for a fun Friday night.


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