Sunday, 12 August 2012
Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter (England)
Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter
Samuel Smiths Brewery
The above webpage is just about as much information as you can find on the above beer. But what the brewery lacks in marketing it certainly makes up for in amazing beers. With an immense range of first class beers that are huge in the American market the only question that is to be asked is "Why won't they ship to Australia?"
The limited information on the beer states that the original well that was sunk in 1758 is still in use with the hard well water being drawn from 85 foot underground, malted barley, roasted malt, yeast and hops. Fermented in stone Yorkshire Squares.
The beer pours dark almost black liquid with a beige head, looking like black coffee. A roasted caramel malt fragrance is on the nose with some dark fruit. The taste is again of roasted malt with chocolate, coffee some caramel or fudge with a nice rich finish. The beer is very smooth with a medium body. Very well balanced and light carbonation.
Great beer - very session-able with some exceptional roasted qualities.