Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 797 | Reviews: 407 | Display Reviews Only:
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
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.
02-01-2012 22:43:43 | More by elNopalero
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
A - A fairly dark brown brew with a small head and no lacing.
S - Coffee, cola, char and hazelnuts.
T - Sweet, black patent, a bit of hazelnuts, hint of both coffee and cola. Aftertaste is pretty flat, only a touch of the foretaste, no real bitterness.
M - Slightly waxy, thin, a little smooth, pretty refreshing.
D - A nice porter - nothing too great, but it is enjoyable. I probably won't buy it again, but I'd drink it if offered.
01-30-2012 04:41:14 | More by mrasskicktastic
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
A: The beer is clear but very dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans in the nose.
T: The taste is rather similar to the smell and has flavors of dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee beans and roasted malts. There are some slight hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very easy drinking porter that is also quite flavorful. It’s session so I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.
01-21-2012 04:56:16 | More by metter98
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.
A: Clear dark brown with a half-finger, off-white head that diminished in 30 seconds. Not much lacing.
S: Dark fruit, coffee, and a bit of chocolate.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Toasted bready malt. Not as much dark fruit as in the nose. But, the roasted coffee and chocolate flavors are there.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Relatively smooth.
O: Not a bad porter. The head was disappointing, but the nose and flavor weren't bad. I did prefer the Breckenridge Vanilla porter though.
01-21-2012 02:52:54 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours a deep chestnut brown with some ruby high lights. Couldn't produce much head, basically just some surface smuge. Carbonation is light at best.
Aromatics are quite nice with a hardy dose of roasted malts. Hints of coffee and black chocolate.
A good tasting porter with a big roasted malt bite.
Coffee and bittersweet chocolate intermingle with the malts quite well. The finish has a light hop bite, not much, just enough to know it's there.
It balances the malts well or should I'd say accents the malts well.
Smooth flowing on the palette and medium weight. This beer finishes slightly bitter and semi dry.
A good example of a porter. Love to have this on cask.
01-14-2012 12:24:31 | More by micromaniac129
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
A: A very dark brown pour with a decent very light brown head. Decent lacing.
S: Fairly light smell. A bit of roasted malt and maybe a little earthy breadiness. Touch of smoke.
T: Roasted malt and a little coffee. Hint of chocolate and smoke in the aftertaste. Simple but effective.
M: Fairly thin and watery, but not overly so. What you would expect from a 5% beer.
O: Not a bad porter. Not big or complex, just a nice drinkable take on the style.
01-13-2012 04:08:54 | More by Dope
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from a pretty plain looking 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 5 malts.
A - black in body with ruby highlights. The head was reddish brown but there wasn't much of it. There isn't much that sticks around either. Lacing is non-existent. Not looking very "robust" so far.
S - Smells slightly smoky. Brings out the original roasted grain smell very well but there really isn't much there.
T - Similar to smell. It's smoky and bitter. It's not too bad but there is not enough malt sweetness to back them up.
M - Suprisingly overcarbonated considering there was like no head. Very light in body. Also lacking in the robust adjective.
O - As I've said several times, this porter isn't very robust in several categories. It is pretty average in all of them besides the smell of the malts I can pick out and its pretty clean.
01-12-2012 23:46:59 | More by Dave128
Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 797 ratings.