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Porter - St. George Brewing Company, The

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BA SCORE
89
very good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 21
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: Murph on 07-18-2002

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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful chocolate black color with average head, tan in color and good sticky lacing. Aroma is malt forward with a hint of chocolate elements. Taste is rich in chocolate and coffee, nice balance between the two. Mouthfeel is excellent, chewy, chocolatey with the right amount of carbonation..One of the better beers I have had from this brewery !

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little too coffee for my personal preference but very drinkable porter

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.66/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.8/5  rDev -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.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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Porter from St. George Brewing Company, The
89 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.