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Porter - St. George Brewing Company, The

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BA SCORE
89
very good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of obywan59
3.31/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of JJStout83
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of JGrummell
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of keywestgourmet
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Immortale25
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sdsimkins
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
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

Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of speedvagen
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of CDGoin
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of BNEBobl
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of cliff1066
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the 12 oz. bottle a very dark, cola-ish reddish brown with a large rocky beige head. Too dark to tell what kind of bubble action is occurring in the darkness. Aroma is of roasted, smoky malt. 1st sip brings to mind dark unsweetened chocolate and black coffee. Mouthfeel is on the light side. Overall, a tasty, refreshing Porter that I would not mind having again.

Photo of bcseda
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some caramel. It tastes like roasted malt, milk and bittersweet chocolate, caramel, cream, and a bit of burnt/charred malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think this is a pretty good brew. One of my friends picked up a single bottle of this for me on a recent trip, and if it was available in my area I would certainly buy this beer again.

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of mrsimm
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Porter from St. George Brewing Company, The
89 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.