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<strong>The Disgruntled Chemist</strong>

12/02/2006

Extra Special Bonus Beer Blogging

Wow, another beer blogging post! This morning, I went to the greatest liquor store there is, and came home with a whole bunch of interesting beers that I can't wait to drink. This afternoon, I will be drinking The Famous Taddy Porter, from Samuel Smith's Old Brewery at Tadcaster.



Befitting a porter, this beer is as black as night when poured into a pint glass, with a nice foamy head. The smell is nice and complex: you can smell some bitterness, but the aroma is mostly of sweet, lightly roasted malt. From the smell, you expect a sweet beer that's not too overbearing.

And the first taste bears that out. This is a very malty beer, to the exclusion of that hop smell - I barely taste any hops at all. That's not necessarily bad, though. The Famous Taddy Porter is a surprisingly creamy beer that goes down very easily, so bitterness might be out of place. The aftertaste is more sweetness, and any bitterness there is comes in the form of a hint of dark chocolate and maybe some coffee. The overall effect is very pleasant and quite drinkable.

Rating: 7/10. Recommended for fans of chocolate stouts who are put off by strongly roasted porters.

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