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Schlafly Porter - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
79
okay

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Photo of fallopia
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.

fallopia, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of peabody
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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.

peabody, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of 30helens
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

30helens, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Vancer
2.58/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I’m 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 they’re 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.

I’ll have to try again down the road, I can’t believe this.

Vancer, Jan 18, 2007
Photo of Realale
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Realale, Nov 23, 2003
Photo of mrfrancis
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

mrfrancis, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of FrankShirley
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

FrankShirley, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Moby
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Moby, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of eggboy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

eggboy, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jwmarcum
3/5  rDev -15.7%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jmccullough108
3/5  rDev -15.7%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Steamer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Steamer, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of pschul4
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

pschul4, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of BigJarv79
3/5  rDev -15.7%

BigJarv79, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

runlikeakenyan, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
3/5  rDev -15.7%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
3/5  rDev -15.7%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Caskaway
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Caskaway, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

birchstick, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of homebrew311
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

homebrew311, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Eaglefan344, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

whendeathsleeps, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 24, 2013
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Schlafly Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
79 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.