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Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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804 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 06-16-2003)
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4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(a second tasting, Apr 25, 2008) Southern Tier Porter is a nearly black, dark reddish brown ale with a thick, fluffy beige head that has excellent retention and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. The aroma is fresh and roasty like coffee and chocolate. Smells great! It is medium bodied, very smooth, and the finish is dry. It tastes great! It has an excellent roasty flavor that exhibits great balance. That's what a porter is supposed to taste like!

(first tasting, Apr 19, 2008) Southern Tier Porter is a dim, dark red ale adorned with an eggy beige head with oily bubbles that stays put and crusts up on the glass. Very handsome. The aroma is muted, grainy, roasty, fresh and dry. It if full bodied and fluffy in the mouth. The finish starts with a sharp bitter snap and then turns silty and dry. The flavor is quite well balanced. It doesn't lean toward coffee or chocolate; it's just dark roasted malt here. The end of the taste gets alkaline. The hops kick in to bring me grassiness and set the malt on a spin toward salmiakki. This is an ideal porter.

yesyouam, Dec 20, 2008
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4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’ve been looking forward to cracking this one open for a while. I don’t get too many Southern Tier brews but they’ve all been delicious.

My bottle was different than the one pictured. Not unusual, but worth noting. No age statement.

This one pours a ruby charcoal with a bit of a foamy top. There’s a distinctive roast aroma on this, with just a hint of dark roast espresso underneath. It’s not bad at all. Tastes roasty up front with a sharp peak and a hint of bitterness on the finish. It’s an easy drinker and one that I’d enjoy again.

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4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark amber, perfect head/lacing. Signs of carbonation.

Smell: Caramel. Roasted malt. Grains.

Taste: Grains, roasted malt, chocolate. There is a bitterness at the end.

Overall: This is a definitely a really good porter. I definitely recommend this one.

HeavyMetalBrew, Sep 23, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Porter pours a clear red black with almost no head, despite the vigorous pour. The aroma is inviting, caramel, toffee, and some roasted malt with some delicious herbal hops. The flavor is well balanced, just enough slightly astringent roasted malt to balance the caramel sweetness. The finish is dry and slightly hoppy. Glad to see this one up in Northern Ontario, I have a feeling I will be drinking more of it.

ericj551, Nov 07, 2009
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4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer/Brewery - Porter/Southern Tier Brewing Company
City/State- Lakewood, New York
STYLE – American Porter
ABV – 5.2%
IBU – 45
SERVING TYPE – 12 OZ bottle
GLASSWARE – Tall Footed Pilsner
APPEARANCE – Burgundy in color, nice thick head of foam resting at ½ inch good bubble flow from the bottom. Wonderful lacing.
AROMA- Sweet and malty
TASTE – Nice Coffee and roasted malts, with a small hint of hoppy
MOUTHFEEL – Smooth as a porter should be, with a god bit of carbonation lingering after the sip.
CONCLUSION – I like this porter, it is easy to drink and not to heavy. If you are not a coffee drinker than this may not be for you. I however am, so this is right up my alley. I do wish the ABV was a bit more but it is still an enjoyable beer.

Heischman, Oct 26, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A ruby dark beer. It smells of a fresh brewed pot of coffee in a pine forest. You can feel that lake breeze at the break of day. A winner. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and toast. Strangely or not the hops are distinct in this porter and float near the surface (taste wise not literally!). I'm a fan.

shamus, Nov 04, 2009
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Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.