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St. Charles Porter - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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St. Charles PorterSt. Charles Porter

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53 Reviews
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 173
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | 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)
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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 173
Reviews by donmonkey1:
Photo of donmonkey1
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, one finger whitish tan head, awesome lacing, can't tell on carbonation.

Smell: fruity but not able to identify.

Taste: Indescribable but awesome. A perfect session beer. Worthy of great respect.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, thick, perfect...

Overall: This is a great beer that I can't find much fault with. perhaps it could have a little more malt flavor. but this beer is great. (414 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of richj1970
3.44/5  rDev -8%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tfratzke
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (316 characters)

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jmponder
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of LXIXME
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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. (573 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of drinking12many
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.59/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into mug

A: frothy creamy looking head dark brown almost black but not quite

S: lots of roast and chocolate

T: roasted malts a little chocolate nice rich malty taste

M: medium feel very smooth almost creamy

O: this is fantastic classic porter smooth creamy robust roasty and slightly chocolatey (316 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (325 characters)

Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (281 characters)

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Jordanmtate
2.06/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not really a porter at all. (27 characters)

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of drummerguy
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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St. Charles Porter from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.