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Porter - St. George Brewing Company, The

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

180 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 21
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Murph on 07-18-2002)
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Reviews by MrMegaton09:
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MrMegaton09

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type: Tall Pilsner

On first pour this beer has a pale/amber head that for me was abundant. Decent to average lacing. Head dicipated withing a moderate time period.

For aroma, this is a great smelling beer. Floral hops up front with almost a clove note at times(in the slightest form). Definately an ale as the title entails.

For taste, a bit bitter for my taste's on the back end. Up front a nice rich malt soon taken over by a strong hop bitterness. Definately a Fuggle feel to me at least.

Overall, if you like English style ales with a great hop aroma, this is a good choice, however the taste was a little lacking for me. But still not a bad choice.

Out of all of the St George Brews that I have had this is my least favorite, but going up against many of their other choices is a hard contest. I look forward to all the options this brewer has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 05:42:55 | More by MrMegaton09
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Anyportinastorm

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-14-2014 02:05:49 | More by Anyportinastorm
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

2.68/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This one is infected, unfortunately. I can taste the underlying English porter flavors I want, but it's masked by sourness. The nose is similarly off, reminding me more of sour milk than dark ale. I'm willing to try another one at some point, but this was one I poured out.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 02:57:52 | More by fountainofyouth
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randomjazzr

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

02-24-2014 00:39:32 | More by randomjazzr
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Erice78

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-08-2014 22:02:55 | More by Erice78
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-01-2014 18:13:45 | More by ShepardCommander
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-24-2014 02:13:17 | More by Boone757
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Rmbr2

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2014 16:00:56 | More by Rmbr2
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one finger mocha shade. Retention isn't very good, sadly, but at least it tries to leave some lacing on the glass. Not a lot, though.

S: There's a good chocolate note to the aroma, even more prevalent than a lot of (average) examples of the style. Beneath that is some subtle roast, brown sugar, coffee, and even a faint fruitiness. This has a really nice mocha-esque nose which I really enjoy. If the nose were a little more intense, the nose would be propelled to the stratosphere.

T: This does a good job of bringing the coffee-tinged roast typical of a good porter, but with the added bonus of a subtle yet prevalent chocolate flavor. To a lesser extent, there's a slight fruity tone near the finish. There's a strong mineral component to this beer - which some might mistake for metallic notes, but I don't. These brewers did a good job of giving this a load of chocolate flavor without the ridiculous sweetness (Choklat, I love you to death, but you're still a sugary fucker!)

M: Like most porters, it's thin. I won't go so far as to call it too thin, simply because it's only 5%. The carbonation is prickly and the finish is rather dry, and you know what that means. CHUG CITY. Wait, no, the chocolate flavors are too nice for me to chug this one.

O: I was surprised to see that this has a 90. After drinking it, let's just say I'm not. I'd even say it's top 10 among the style. This has great chocolate flavors, yet the roasted/hoppy bitterness balances it beautifully. A classic example of an under-the-radar gem.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 21:42:45 | More by ThisWangsChung
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dmmcginnis

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

01-03-2014 22:23:34 | More by dmmcginnis
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 04:54:48 | More by BillRoth
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-26-2013 05:58:58 | More by HattedClassic
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obywan59

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Purchased on vacation at Wine Cheese & More at Chincoteague Island, VA

Almost black with a ruby ring around the base of the glass. A near 3 finger tannish head that receded quickly, but left some thick, clingy lacing.

Aroma of sweet chocolatey caramel with a whiff of metallics.

Even more metallics in the taste. Dark burnt and bitter malt. Only a hint of sweetness.

Full and creamy smooth in body, with a substantial prickle of carbonation. Warming.

This beer was better than the St. George IPA I reviewed last, but apparently it was also past it's prime. Hopefully I will get a chance to try them both again with fresher versions.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 03:16:30 | More by obywan59
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-09-2013 19:38:27 | More by rderedin
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-27-2013 05:59:59 | More by JJStout83
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-12-2013 01:24:29 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-01-2013 02:23:46 | More by duff247
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JGrummell

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 05:23:03 | More by JGrummell
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2013 17:42:36 | More by tabascosigned
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keywestgourmet

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-17-2013 03:32:59 | More by keywestgourmet
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a full inch of light brown head that retains very well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing slowly crawls down the glass.

S- Very chocolate-forward aroma with some coffee and nuttiness. There's also a small note of vanilla.

T- Standard porter flavor of subdued dark roast, some chocolate and a hint of metallic taste. Easy to drink as there's little alcohol to get in the way. Not bad, but not great. Minimal hop bitterness.

M- Once again, standard for a porter if not even a bit thin for the style. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- Not sure why this has such a high BA score since it's pretty much like every other average porter I've had. The only thing that makes it stand out is the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:32:34 | More by Immortale25
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-25-2013 00:59:59 | More by Gatordaddy
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sdsimkins

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark body but almost clear dark brown when held up to a light, thin consistent beige head, light lacing

S - Immediate hints of coffee, chocolate, nutty

T - Quick hit with slight sweetness, roles into roasted malts, nuts, masks the alcohol well

M - Lightly carbonated, just enough to compliment the flavors but not enough to drawn attention

O - Overall a great example of a porter. Will most definitely get a few more after Summer

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 00:39:45 | More by sdsimkins
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-02-2013 12:02:43 | More by Mattyb79
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-14-2013 08:22:33 | More by speedvagen
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Porter from St. George Brewing Company, The
90 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.