Raspberry Porter - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.43/5 rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
GLASS: Kostritzer Mug
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
This pours a clear, golden, brown color, with mild ruby tinting. Almost two-fingers of tan colored foam make the head. Retention is very good and lacing is in sticky strands.
Wow. The raspberry profile dominates the nose, much more than I had expected. It is a very wonderful scent, both sweet and tart. I can get just the slightest hint of dark chocolates trying to break through, also.
You get the tanginess of the raspberries first. Then, the full flavor of the porter comes on. Roasted malt notes, light hints of coffee and a good level of dark and bittersweet chocolates. The chocolate notes combine with a good touch of raspberry sweetness, on the back end. These leaves the aftertaste filled with a presence of milk and dark chocolate covered raspberries, which is a nice, long finish.
This has a medium to almost full body on it. The medium level of carbonation is good for it's style, keeping it lively and active. It is smooth, with a very light touch of creaminess.
This is a great sessionable brew. Relatively low abv content (4.80%), combined with a flavor that is way more than one-dimensional, make this one a keeper.
Southern Tier comes through for me, yet again.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2009 17:56:29 | More by coldmeat23
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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.