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Stegmaier Porter - Lion Brewery, Inc.

Stegmaier PorterStegmaier Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%


Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-10-2001)
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Todd

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle -- twist-off. No freshness date.

Appearance: Dark brown, near black with a very healthy creamy tan laced head -- good retention and stick.

Smell: Malty with coffee, caramel, light chocolate and a very faint roasted malt character in the nose. Hint of molasses.

Taste: Thick, full-bodied and even. Loads of body to this beer. Malts are mostly roasted with thin coffee and chocolate flavours, however the roasted is somewhat subdued by the body of the beer with a low level of acrid astringency. Rustic in its bread-like flavours. Sweet milkly caramel flavours pull-thru as the beer warms. A prickly hop flavour mixes with the roasted flavours with salty lime bite of bitterness, finishing a bit dry with lingering roasted and hops.

Notes: A tasty porter with loads of depth. Drink up!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2002 15:26:14 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown twist off long neck bottle with no freshness date. Deep and dark brown that is a couple of shades away from black, dark none the less. Good frothing of a tan lace that sticks in a web like way.

Sweet aroma, coffee and caramel in the nose. Faint roasted twang but does not even come close to the sweetness.

Husky bread crust flavour, mild roasted coffee and hints of bakers, chocolate. Smooth on the palate and that really adds to the drinkability. Mild hopping that lets the roasted malt character balance out the sweetness. More coffee like flavour flare out with a mild acrid flavour, this leads to a semi-dry finish.

An easy drinking porter to say the least, a stealthily complex session brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2002 10:54:46 | More by Jason
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3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Black as night with a thick tan head.

S - Coffee, roasted malt, slight milk chocolate.

T - Subtle but tasty blend of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and charred wood.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel, smooth, creamy. Lots of carbonation, chalky grainy finish.

O - This is a fairly decent, pleasant porter. The flavor is light but makes the beer very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Of the 25 American porters I have tried this one is my favorite. Easy to drink, affordable and loaded with roasted malt and dark chocolate taste. Although it is brewed locally it is hard to find in Southeastern PA, unfortunately. I am willing to drive an hour to pick up a case in Wilkes-Barre area because I am so fond of it. The other commonly available craft porters are a bit harsh or too weak and too high priced for every day drinking. Stegmaier is perfect for any occasion and goes well with any food.

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The aromas were dark, dried fruits like prune date and raisin. A touch of chocolate and small bit of roasted coffee comes neatly tucked away.

The flavor is rich with the dried fruits and raisin seems dominant. Slight touches of prune and date mix with a dark chocolate. I did at times detect some malt, coffee and a smokey char but it was rare.

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Stegmaier Porter from Lion Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.