Schlafly Porter - The Schlafly Tap Room
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2.05/5 rDev -42.4%
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.
11-08-2012 02:43:45 | More by fallopia
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
2.58/5 rDev -27.5%
Im really bummed to have to file this review what a total disappointment the porter turned out to be. I sure hope it was just a bad batch, and theyre not all like this
Blackish pour, little to no head. Just a note of chocolate malt in the aroma background, and brother, it was WAY back there. The quaff? Man it was watery , weak, with just a pathetic hint of charcoal malt. Sippable but extremely boring. Like this review.
Ill have to try again down the road, I cant believe this.
01-18-2007 13:33:08 | More by Vancer
2.65/5 rDev -25.6%
Black with ruby overtones when exposed to a light source. Thinnish wisp of a mocha head dissapears soon after presentation.
Nose is pretty subdued. Just a touch of burnt coffee and a bit of bready malt. Did not improve throughout the pint.
Very thin in the mouth with just the roast coffee and a touch of hop flavor the only things of note. Really needs an infusion of malt flavor to fill it out. Some chocolate and brown malts certainly wouldn't hurt either.
Mouthfeel is a bit harsh due to the lack of stuffing, and I'm not very interested in having another pint.
I'm as big a booster of Schlafly as anyone, but this offering is a real dog. Not sure how a brewery capable of hitting such heights with their oatmeal stout can fail so miserably with a related style. A mystery indeed, and one I hope the folks at Schlafly solve before next year's Porter is released.
11-23-2003 18:59:19 | More by Realale
2.73/5 rDev -23.3%
A: Pours a dark mahogany with a thin tan mousse. Already, the lack of head retention bothers me a bit.
S: Aromas of coffee, burnt toast, and bitter chocolate fill the nose. As the beer warms, a scent I can only describe as being somewhat "off" emerges.
T: Notes of coffee, burnt toast, bitter chocolate, minerals, roasted nuts, and black cherry bludgeon the mouth. The finish is short, sharp, and thin with roasted nut and burnt toast flavors.
M: This ale is oddly light and thin in the mouth. Carbonation is fizzy and rather weak compared to many other American porters.
O: This is the first Schlafly beer that has really disappointed me, and I'm hoping that something was wrong with the last bottle I drank. Nothing about this beer indicates that it is or ever was a quality porter.
01-05-2012 13:44:40 | More by mrfrancis
3/5 rDev -15.7%
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass
A- Looks great! Very dark brown with a nice mocha head
S- Hmm this smells pretty hoppy for a porter, makes me a little apprehensive to try it...
T- I knew it, it's really hoppy for a porter. As far as hoppy beers go this is pretty good but I prefer more malty flavors in my porters
M- Decent carbonation nothing silky though
O- I know it's a good beer but I wish it wasn't so hoppy. I wasn't able to get over that fact and it's score suffered
10-25-2011 01:01:41 | More by pschul4
3.15/5 rDev -11.5%
Pours a chocolaty brown without much of a head on it. The nose consists of chocolates and a bit of smoke. The palate follows the nose. Starts off a little chocolaty rand then fades to more of a burnt malt / coffee / smokey flavor. There is also a touch of grain in the mix as well. Medium body with average carbonation goes down smoothly. Pretty decent porter. Nothing to crazy, but sessionable nonetheless. Definitely worth a shot.
11-18-2011 03:30:41 | More by birchstick
3.2/5 rDev -10.1%
Poured into pint glass. Appearance is deep and dark with deep brown highlights. Dense brown head forms and has good retention. The nose has dark fruit, roasted barley, and chocolate. Notes of plum and raisin come through as well. Taste is primarily roasted and bitter. A bit of a metallic taste is present as this finishes. Mouthfeel provides a decent body with sharp carbonation. Overall, a pretty run of the mill porter. Some decent flavors, but nothing to keep me coming back.
08-18-2012 05:59:02 | More by homebrew311
Schlafly Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.