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.
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.
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Feb. 2016.
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
Ratebeer.com: 97 points (Dec. 2015)
Gold Medal and "Top-Rated Porter" - World Beer Championships 2012; notes here.
“One of the world’s five best beers.” - Michael Jackson