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Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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826 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 18
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of waffles
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

waffles, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of farrago
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Weak head, maybe half a finger tops of light brown foam, no real lacing to speak of. Immaculate and unblemished black liquid, the rims form a broad orange circle with yellow at the furthermost parts, transparent thereabouts. The nose presents an attractive spine of hops, herbal matter and pressed flowers before yielding the floor to café au lait, milk chocolate, scones, orange peel and cola notes, so much roast and toast, maybe an undercurrent of dark fruits, steady presence and without rough patches. Medium-bodied, the carbonation is soft and downy which adds to the smooth, creamy texture, effortlessly fills in every crevice of your palate. Sweet yet not sugary, hard to imagine more malty roast, all chocolate, cocoa, mocha, coffee, nuts and breakfast baked goods. The orange citrus, pine and pinch of pepper add moderate contrast. Plum and black cherry fruit make a swift appearance. There’s not a lot of nuance nor subtlety here but there’s consistency and richness in spades. Waves of it, in fact.

farrago, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Mikeymcglynnigan, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of kenpo23
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kenpo23, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of biercycle
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

biercycle, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of wighty
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

wighty, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of bpowers315
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bpowers315, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
4/5  rDev +9%

hardcor33, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of LuckyCavendish
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Porters make great winter drinking, but I couldn't decide if I liked this one cold or room temperature. I decided I didn't like it that much either way. The flavor was hollow - it starts with a nice mouth filling roasted coffee blast, but ends empty and stale. Not the worst beer, but a very average beer.

LuckyCavendish, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

fiedler84, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -18.3%

rkcrozier, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of PaulyB33
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PaulyB33, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

thegerm87, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mcorwin, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +9%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of stewart124
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown to black with some reddish hues. Tan head that didn't last long. Cocoa and some mint in the nose.

Dark caramel with some dark candied fruits up front. Medium bodied with plenty of roasted malts without the astringent bite. Lightly roasted coffee and more cocoa. Some vanilla and toasted notes that blend well with a healthy dose of noble hops.

Really a malt forward porter that comes of very well. Approachable and easy to drink.

stewart124, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at portsmouth brewery

Light fizzy head, slight lacing, dark molasses brown color, hints of brown ruby light.

Nose has a bit of chocolate, milk choc, creamy porter, caramel, hints of earthy hops, a light toasty dry baltic porter like, hint of roast.

Taste is similar, semi sweet chocolate malt, milk choc, toasty malts, caramel, malty flavors, nice earthy decent bittering hops, fluffy, light nougat, soft brown malts. Finish gets a bit spicier hop, light earthy hop, bit more choc, little sticky, almost chalky, light caramel all lingering.

Mouth is fuller bodied, rich and slightly creamy, decent carb

Overall pretty nice, good malts, not too sweet like I've come to expect from ST. Drinkable but doesn't blow my socks off.

jlindros, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

mattyrubes, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

ixnay21, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

BugTownPub, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle and served in a mug, the beer pours a thin, very dark brown coloring that is black in the depths and has a pencil thin, light brown head that disappears rapidly on the surface of the brew. Aromas of coffee bitterness and roast are highlighted with nutty sweetness and a touch of smoke. On the palate, the beer is crisp, with light, bitter, roasted coffee and earthy undertones blended together on a thin, crisp body. The aftertaste is rich and slick, with a coffee grounds flavor to it. Slick and quick finish, with a slightly bitter feel left behind. Solid brew.

GarthDanielson, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

kvltmetalhead, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of thain709
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a lighter brown...almost transparent...with ruby highlights...one finger, off white head disappears in a minute...no lacing left behind

S - Rather light...some roasted malt, chocolate, smoke

T - Again not a lot of flavors jumping out...the roast is nice and it plays through the entire beer...towards the middle it becomes a bit smokey but it's not overpowering...the chocolate is dark and bitter especially towards the finish...the finish also brings out some coffee and light hops

M - Medium bodied...a little light sometimes...the roasty finish could be longer

O - This is a big difference from the other "dark" Southern Tier beers...I understand this a porter and it's brewed year round, but I found myself wanting more after having their big beers

thain709, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

moskal, Feb 27, 2012
Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.