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St. Charles Porter - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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St. Charles PorterSt. Charles Porter

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

OG - 1.056
IBU - 34
Color - 26L
Hops - Centennial, Williamette
Yeast - Ballantine Ale (1056)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 165 | Reviews: 53
Reviews by Haybeerman:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tfratzke
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from a friend from TN. Appearance almost resembles a cola. Not as dark as other porters. Slight tan head on pour and disapates quickly. Little to no lacing. Aroma is some slight coffee, smoky chocolate. Taste is chocolate and coffee and some light hops. Very smooth good mouthful. Easy drinking nice porter.

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of jmponder
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LXIXME
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a big light brown head that dies into a long lasting full lacing above a what i think is a clear dark brown with a red tinted colored beer.

Dark fruits (Apricots maybe Prunes) with Hershey's special dark chocolate and light coffee hints on a dark roasted malts aroma.

A dark dry roasted taste with a light smooth dark chocolate taste that brings with it very light coffee hints.

A dry aftertaste with a lot of dark chocolate hanging around on this medium bodied beer.

This is a very solid porter, I really wish I lived within the distribution range of Blackstone.

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of drinking12many
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clean American yeast with English drinkability. I couldn't tell this apart from a brown ale, especially with the dark chestnut color. There's a Tootsie Roll-like cocoa flavor with mild toast and light-roasted coffee and toffee. Again, super drinkable. Get yourself a six-pack. Only real knock is that the aroma's a bit muted.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.48/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown cola colored body with good carbonation and decent tan head.

Smell is roast, chocolate, and coffee.

Chocolate and coffee flavors are followed up by blackstrap molasses.

A little thin in the body, but good carbonation.

This was a solid porter, and very drinkable.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Jordanmtate
2.06/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not really a porter at all.

Photo of richj1970
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours deep brown with one finger tan head. Some light lacing.

S: Caramel, nuts, and lightly roasted malts.

T: Follows the nose fairly closely. Drinks a lot closer to a brown ale than a porter.

M: Medium body and average carbonation.

O: As a brown ale, this is an enjoyable but average beer. As a porter, it is a disappointment. It needs more roasted flavors, stronger aromas, etc.

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of drummerguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of utvol
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of caramel malt with some notes of roasted malt. Taste is also a mix between some caramel malt with distinctive roasted malt notes with a dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very different then most porter with less dry roasted malt notes then I am used to but very interesting nonetheless.

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St. Charles Porter from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.