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Session Porter - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Session Porter
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BA SCORE
84
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.12% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 05-28-2012)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Slatetank:
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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%

I picked this up at Brass Rail in Campbelltown, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise.

The color is dark brown strong coffee presence with thick sandstone head clarity is hazed with very fine bead and lasting retention. The smell is full of malt with roasted and light bready aromas with a light cococa aspect and mild tobacco-like woody earthiness. The feel is alright with tangy and light roasted body with subtle creaminess and mild carbonation with low bitterness except there is a light tannic aspect I am not found of, mildly sour in the background.

The flavor starts woody without much malt sweetness more of an earthy dry and roasted flavor to begin with mild yeast adding a tangy quality almost like plum which starts to overtake the malt roastiness with hint of very dark cococa and some toasted bread crust in the finish. Overall I found this to be a decnent beer in general, but it lacks a little bit of malt depth. The light sour component while it isn't bad is not what I expected - the label really only mentions this is a second runnings from the Imperial Porter.

Slatetank, May 16, 2014
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On-tap at The Gem and Keystone, Shawnee On Delaware, PA

A: The beer is very dark amber in color when held up to the light. It poured with a finger high dense and somewhat creamy beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a small head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has moderately strong flavors of roasted malts along with some hints of dark chocolate. A light amount of bitterness persists through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very sessionable—the nitrogen makes it go down very easily and make it feel lighter bodied.

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Session Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.