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Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

797 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 797
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 17
Gots: 31 | 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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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%

02-10-2012 05:20:31 | More by fountainofyouth
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xrdsci

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

02-10-2012 01:06:01 | More by xrdsci
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

02-09-2012 20:08:53 | More by rocklibster
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PorterBoy14

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

02-09-2012 17:50:23 | More by PorterBoy14
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9%

02-09-2012 06:33:46 | More by Beertracker
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Josievan

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

02-04-2012 21:45:12 | More by Josievan
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-03-2012 18:32:25 | More by Hopman1985
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-02-2012 03:19:36 | More by jfcaa193
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elNopalero

Texas

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
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ninner00

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-30-2012 18:31:54 | More by ninner00
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

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
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2012 02:03:01 | More by Goldfishman
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pharmer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

01-24-2012 19:16:55 | More by pharmer
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9%

01-23-2012 23:14:56 | More by beerhunter13
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caljrjr

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-23-2012 10:28:32 | More by caljrjr
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metter98

New York

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
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

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
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-20-2012 13:13:18 | More by ricksrealm
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-18-2012 23:35:33 | More by PrimScrewhead
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apmcpm

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.8%

01-18-2012 21:52:17 | More by apmcpm
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Deadlyseamonkey

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-16-2012 19:39:07 | More by Deadlyseamonkey
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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
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Dope

Massachusetts

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
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Dave128

Kentucky

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
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TheBoozeTraveler

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%

01-12-2012 15:36:29 | More by TheBoozeTraveler
Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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