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Schlafly Porter - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Porter is a dark ale with a mild roasted character and a distinct sweetness from caramel malt. This medium-bodied porter has a velvety body with Pilgrim hops adding a subtle bitterness and East Kent Goldings hops adding aroma and flavor. The English yeast helps showcase all of these flavors in this traditional British-style porter.

In 18th Century London, the word porter was first used to describe a relatively strong, dark beer, popular amongst the working class. London brewers became famous for this style, as they began refining the process using better quality malt. The World Wars led to a higher tax on malt, resulting in lower alcohol strengths in porters. Porter nearly disappeared in the late 20th Century, but was re-introduced in London after small American brewers revitalized interest in the style.

27 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-29-2002)
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Reviews by fallopia:
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2.05/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an ale glass

Appearance: Dense, very dark brown color with a thin, quickly dissipating tan head

Aroma: Overall there is very little aroma, but with repeat evaluation there are faint hints of walnuts, earth, and pine needles.

Taste: Harsh hops are out of balance with any malt flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a brief bitter aftertaste

Overall, I was disappointed with this rather bland, tasteless, out-of-balance porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 02:43:45 | More by fallopia
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-13-2014 01:39:27 | More by ChrisGuck
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New York

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 1/24/14 notes.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of light tan head and light carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of vanilla, cream, roasted malts, light milk chocolate, and toasted malts. Nice nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, chalk, chocolate, cream, and toasted malts. Slight step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice porter. Easy to drink and a nice nose, though the taste is a bit chalky. Worth checking out, would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 16:15:05 | More by mdfb79
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-15-2014 00:21:06 | More by rrski198
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4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours out a dark brown colour with chestnut hues. a thin tan head appears and dies down quickly to some sparse lace. aroma of dark roasted malts with accents of molasses, cocoa, caramel, nougat and ripe red fruit covered in chocolate. the taste provides the same nuances as the nose did, with a yeasty, chalky base and some english hops for good measure. sort of baltic porter in nature, this offering really provides some depth of character and enjoyable flavours. this is described as an ale, but the medium body seems lagerish to me, with a velvety/chalky mouthfeel and lingering gentle bitterness. this is highly drinkable and quite enjoyable.

overall a really top notch porter in my opinion. i would highly recommend this for the winter season. great brew from Schlafly!!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:28:45 | More by budgood1
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

01-03-2014 15:12:23 | More by MacStinson
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-28-2013 22:49:10 | More by BrianScott
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-27-2013 23:54:49 | More by billab914
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

12-10-2013 00:39:55 | More by FrankShirley
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3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - It is dark brown to a black color, with a tan head.

Smell - It is a nice roasted malt smell, with a hint of mocha, chocolate, and coffee.

Taste - Like the smell, its basically like a lighter stout. But with a bit of hops at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, but the carbonation is a bit too much.

Overall - I enjoyed this porter, but the carbonation is too high and it feels like I am drinking a AAL.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 04:27:19 | More by Captain_Komamura
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-30-2013 23:50:37 | More by bubseymour
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-30-2013 06:00:32 | More by PGVG
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2013 02:02:53 | More by AlexFields
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2013 23:12:39 | More by adam42381
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-03-2013 19:39:50 | More by beerme626
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-26-2013 00:17:52 | More by jmccullough108
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-19-2013 02:49:33 | More by Schlafly33
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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a deep, deep brown in color, almost black, with a little bit of light getting through the edges. The light gives the edges of the beer a red tinge. About a 1 finger head forms and retains very well. Lacing is ok.

S- Classic, dark roasts and burnt malts. Rich with a mild amount of bitter coffee and a slight hint of semisweet chocolate.

T- Just like the scent. Starts with a slight bit of bitterness up front, mostly of the coffee and dark chocolate variety. Pretty one dimensional all the way through to the end, where it ends with a slightly elevated coffee bitterness bite.

M- Light and smooth like a good porter should be. Heavy flavors and appearance lead you to believe a heavy drinking beer, but this beer drinks more like a German lager, minus the creaminess. High in carbonation.

Overall, just a standard, everyday, solid porter. Good flavors, good feel, and a good overall and dark beer to drink regularly.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:47:19 | More by boilermakerbrew
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-03-2013 01:43:05 | More by RodSmith
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2013 13:41:22 | More by jaydoc
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3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint.

Look: A cola black color with ruby coming through in the light. A dark cream colored head sits on top with great retention. Sudsy lacing remains.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee.

Taste: Roasted malt flavors at first, faint vanilla sweetness, bitter dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery and cola-like, highly drinkable.

Overall: A vanilla presence comes on more the longer I drink this. Very good tasting porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 13:40:46 | More by JuicesFlowing
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-15-2013 04:37:52 | More by bcanned
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-15-2013 02:45:02 | More by lucasj82
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-11-2013 02:01:38 | More by ToddHolder
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

03-24-2013 21:22:26 | More by Jamison85
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Schlafly Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
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