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Schlafly Porter - The Schlafly Tap Room

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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 boilermakerbrew
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.

boilermakerbrew, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of RodSmith
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

RodSmith, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
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.

JuicesFlowing, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bcanned, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Jamison85, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

crytion, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

RyanC, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

whendeathsleeps, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

fitz284, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ohiovania, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TheArmadillo, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Steamer, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Caskaway, Nov 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Eaglefan344, Nov 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

jharris0624, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

cfinch2, Nov 10, 2012
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 BigBry
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BigBry, Nov 03, 2012
Schlafly Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
81 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.