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Schlafly Porter - The Schlafly Tap Room

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81
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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 mdfb79:
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mdfb79

New York

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

01-27-2014 16:15:05 | More by mdfb79
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drn

Idaho

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-04-2011 17:16:48 | More by drn
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-19-2013 02:49:33 | More by Schlafly33
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secondtooth

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.4%

Pours a deep black with red nuances in the light. Nice foam and attractive hoop-like lacing.

Nose is nicely nutty, roasty, and a little cocoa. Not so much a coffee vibe here.

Taste is mild but balanced and very appealing. Hints of coffee come in here, along with some chocolate malts. There's an evident roastiness, but it's not bitter or burnt. A perfectly balanced and enjoyable porter, and one to revisit for sure.

11-18-2011 04:24:19 | More by secondtooth
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%

bottled with love on 8/26

pours dark cola with a light creamy head. a smooth amount of retention. comes off looking a bit thin.

roasted malts and sweet coffee. hints of mollasses.

very light all around. very similar to the smell. light roasted malts with a nice sweetness to mellow it out. light citrus hops.

very smooth a bit thin but in a good way. a very english style porter.

overall, not bad. nothing ground breaking here and i wish there was more boldness to it. id drink it again but would not go out of my way to find it.

08-30-2011 23:33:01 | More by hooliganlife
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Much coffee & a touch of dark fruit

T: Charred grain, coffee, dryness & much roastyness. Coffee, woody hops & cocoa are in the front as this warms. finishes dry, with charred grain & more coffee

MF: Medium bodied with smooth carbonation, thins out a touch as this warms

Easy drinking porter, not great but solid & just another example of how Schafly turns out on point examples of styles when it mass bottles them. Need to do a side by side with their coffee stout, pretty similar I'm thinking..

10-22-2011 23:49:42 | More by russpowell
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Moby

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-25-2012 01:39:22 | More by Moby
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-14-2012 20:24:03 | More by Eaglefan344
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eggboy

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-05-2012 04:03:32 | More by eggboy
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

12 ounce bottle ($1.79 a single at Liquor Barn), bottled on 9/22/2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours mostly dark brown with some ruby red tints along with an inch tan head that stays around a while. There's a good amount of lacing, too. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, nuts and a bit of dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, grain and nuts. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth, a bit slick, goes down easy and has moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I'd buy this more often if it was available in Ohio. Too bad for me it's one of Schlafly's seasonal beers and not available year round.

11-11-2011 03:04:28 | More by bluejacket74
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jwmarcum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-15-2012 21:28:03 | More by jwmarcum
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-01-2013 13:41:22 | More by jaydoc
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peabody

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Looks a little thin for a porter.
Smell is thin also. Some hints of chocolate and malt and a watery yeast.
Taste is way thin also. Malty and creamy but with a lot of water in the mix. Not much going on here.
Mouthfeel is blah.
Screw drinking this again. In fact this will make me never taste another Schlafly beer for at least two years.

04-27-2008 01:30:03 | More by peabody
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle pours a near-black color with a small rim of tan head. Not much for lacing and retention.

Nose is a nice little combo of roast, chocolate and piney hops. Sweetness is about medium and the yeast gives of a mild brazil nut aroma.

Taste is a bit thin and has some definite fruitiness, tangy almost in a souring way. Dont think it is infected, but certainly different. Still maintains some sweetness and the malt profile is really nice and smooth. Hops get a bit leafy on the finish for a bit of a drying effect. I like it, would love to try it on tap.

12-18-2011 19:53:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-26-2013 00:17:52 | More by jmccullough108
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rrski198

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-15-2014 00:21:06 | More by rrski198
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-30-2013 23:50:37 | More by bubseymour
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jadler16

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-02-2014 15:21:43 | More by jadler16
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

12-05-2013 04:27:19 | More by Captain_Komamura
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

More reviews copied from notes.

Served on tap in St. Louis.
Beer is dark brown (not quite black), minimal light penetration. Short tan head, small stream of bubble kept a floating cap of foam, thin string lace.
Aroma is roasted grain, mild coffee and chocolate. All of the solid 'porter-like' flavor to be expected, roasted malt, cocoa and chocolate, bitter coffee to finish.
Medium in body and mouthfeel, not overly sweet to leave a cloying aftertaste.
When nothing sticks out (good or bad), it must be a good one, bang on the style.

11-03-2012 20:02:20 | More by BigBry
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RyanC

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-12-2013 23:01:21 | More by RyanC
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samie85

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours an opaque black color with a three finger light tan head.

Smells of that distinctly porter mix of light coffee and dark chocolate notes.

Tastes of cocoa and some light roasted notes with a very light bitterness.

Creamy yet medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

Very drinkable yet well crafted and complex porter; I wish we had access to Schlafly.

04-11-2012 06:35:53 | More by samie85
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.71/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

09-01-2013 13:40:46 | More by JuicesFlowing
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adam42381

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2013 23:12:39 | More by adam42381
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ch473

Missouri

5/5  rDev +40.4%

12-06-2011 02:06:13 | More by ch473
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Schlafly Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.