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Schlafly Porter - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-29-2002

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
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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.

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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.

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Schlafly Porter from The Schlafly Tap Room
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