Raspberry Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by awall422:
3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Definitely a disappointing offering from Southern Tier this time. Poured into one of the new Sam Adams glasses (thanks bro and sis-in-law!) it was a medium brown, a bit of reddish hue to it, but certainly not even in the ballpark of SRM's for a Porter, I'd day it was around 18. Head was light tan, dissipated pretty quickly and left minimal lacing.
The arom is raspberry. Just like all the other reviews say, it's sweet raspberry and that's really it. I was hoping to get some complexity for darker, more roasted grains but it just didn't deliver.
Taste is initially sweet with the raspberry hitting you right off the bat. It finishes a touch bitter. Again, nothing very interesting here.
Mouthfeel was very thin, with little lingering behind.
Drinkability is ok, it's not unpleasant and it's not very strong, so it's pretty easy to quaff, but I can't imagine wanting to have more than one.
This seems to me like a well-intended experiment that went a little awry. There's no way this could be what they intended if they're calling it a Raspberry Porter. Grainbill needs to be fine tuned to get that Porter character in it.
Not worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2007 00:04:01 | More by awall422
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3.15/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a rich dark brown with some mahogany highlights on the edges of the glass. Minimal creamy beige head foams up and remains a thin surface layer.
Aroma is mild with raspberry and chocolate almost like a fruit filled candy, maybe the fruit paste kind not the gel.
First sip reveals a very light and thin body and tiny gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is similar to the nose, with a mild overall profile, but I get some roasted malt and dry baker's chocolate. These flavors roll to sweet raspberry notes. Finish is also a little dry.
Not a flawed brew but not overly interesting. It held up pretty well over time, but I wonder if it was a little more bold fresh?
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 04:27:23 | More by sulldaddy
Raspberry Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.