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Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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856 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 20
Gots: 54 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DCon
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a Mix-A-Six Pack from MacDoodles in Joplin, MO for $9.85 and added a 12 Fl Oz bottle of this to it. Poured from the Black/Purple Plain labeled bottle into a Shaker Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- The nose is a very strong roast/light burnt character but has TONS of hop in here! Enjoyed seeing something different come of a Porter aroma. Reminds me of something FFF would put out there.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies quick. Has a deep brown colored body and almost opaque like a stout. Leaves a few dark suds behind.

Flavor- Has a strong malt character (of course) and dark roastiness. Light coffee, coming from these dark roasts hits all the way through and then has a medium bitterness level on the finish. Filled with hops!

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Roasty, but doesn't have much more to offer afterwards...

Overall Impression- A very hopped up Porter reminding me of a FFF Alpha Klaus! Enjoyed greatly and look forward to having again.

Photo of DruD
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SeriousALEment
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Infamous273
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vfgccp
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Light tan head with great retention and lace. Dark, ruby cola body.

S - Sweet cappuccino and milk chocolate. Touch of mineral-like salt and char.

T - Delicious. Soft, toasted chocolate and cream. Medium roast coffee finish.

M - Super smooth, with a dead-on medium full body.

O - On the sweeter side of style, but with a great roast character to balance it. Fantastic mouthfeel.

Photo of barczar
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown color with a solid quartet inch milk chocolate head that lingers.

Alcohol, floral hop, and roast malt surface initially in the aroma, with hints of mint and chocolate adding complexity.

The flavor reveals an underlying note of citrus, or perhaps an acrid malt bite, with roast malt comprising the backbone. There's a bit of burnt breadcrust, and a hint of chocolate, but the tang is overpowering.

Body is fairly thick, with moderate carbonation and a bit of astringency. There's a tingly finish to it.

Overall, a bit too much hop profile for the style. The malt character was overwhelmed, and what was detectable was too roasty. Could use more malt complexity.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of acevenom
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to EgadBananas for providing this bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. The beer appears clear ruby red near the edge of the glass. A little bit of lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. Chocolate, coffee, and malt dominate the aroma. It's mildly sweet smelling. There are flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, and sweet malt. There are some hops, but this is not a strong flavor. The body is light to medium with some carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very good beer. While not the best porter I ever had, this is certainly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of therica
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A= very dark near black; slight off-white head with minimal rimming.

S= chocolate, biscuit, cereal like a bowl of cornflakes, slight toasted smoke.

T= modestly dry, modest chocolate, nutty, nice malts, some balanced very nice hops but not overly bitter, slight green grassy malts. The chocolate seems more evident or less evident depending on the gradually warming temperature of the beer.

M= nice residuals of the taste that linger to be savored for a while. Slightly grassy, slight chocolate notes.

O= overall I guess I was expecting slightly more excitement after being a longtime fan of their Baltic Porter. Still, a decent offering.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of flyingpig
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brownish black colour with a light brown to white coloured head that is about a centimetre tall and bubbly before fading to a thin lacing.

Roasted malts and chocolate to begin with, a dark rich chocolate at that. There is a rich and dark fruity aroma, possibly some figs and a sugary, caramel sweetness to it.

Dark roasted malts and some sweet fruits. There is some sugar and touches of vanilla along with rich chocolate and lighter caramel flavours. A nice tasting and very drinkable porter.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a rich, smooth taste that strikes me as a well balanced beer with a roasted malt, bitter finish that rounds things off nicely.

A good example of a porter and one of the nicer beers I have tried of late. This one was a very well balanced beer with good strong flavours in the taste and it made for easy drinking. There is a nice lingering aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled stamped DOB: 3/26/2012.

Pours a dark brown with copper highlights. A one finger, light tan head that dissipated into lacing The most prominent aromas earthy, piney hops, chocolate and malt. This beer starts bitter and ends with a hint of smoke. There is a nice malt backbone. Overall this is a very pleasant porter, a style that I am still becoming familiar.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Louski
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours a dark black-brown with a very thin layer of tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and spice that's typical of a dark porter. Taste and smell go hand-in-hand with a good robust coffee flavor followed by a bitter dark chocolate taste and smooth malty finish. if it lacked anything, it's that extra punch of perhaps alcohol and some mild sweetness. Overall a good beer that i would certainly have again.

Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.