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Samuel Smith
Taddy Porter

Full, rich, dark; velvet mouthfeel

The History of Taddy Porter

Porter was the first commercially brewed beer. It was named for the train porters who were its original servers and consumers, and became hugely popular in 18th & 19th century Britain. Popularity declined in the 20th century, but Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery, Yorkshire’s oldest, reintroduced authentic porter to the British beer scene in 1979. Since then, Taddy Porter has helped inspire the rebirth of the porter style.


Very dark, fairly full in body and packed with flavor. Intense, dry tangy character of roasted barley.

Serving Suggestion

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.


Ratebeer.com: 97 points (Feb. 2017)

4/5 Stars, Highly Recommended, Spirit Journal, December 2016

"#10 Beer of 2016" Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Top 25 Beers of 2016", Nov. 2016.

94 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Feb. 2016.

"Best Porters in the World," Men's Journal, Jan. 2016

One of the Top 100 Beers in the World, Men's Journal, November 2015

One of the "Hundred Best Beers in the World," Men's Journal Magazine, Nov. 2014

"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010

Gold Medal and "Top-Rated Porter" - World Beer Championships 2012; notes here.

“One of the world’s five best beers.” - Michael Jackson

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
  • 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 - 4 packs per case


ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.050 - IBU: 32
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, roasted barley, hops, cane sugar, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 186; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 43 mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrates 14 g (4% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 2 g (4% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Samuel Smith Taddy Porter

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