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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with eight different malts, four types of hops and a touch of Lancaster County molasses, this tasty brew has a rich brown hue with a medium to full body flavor.

(Beer added by: hopdog on 02-01-2009)
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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

zoso1967, Mar 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lancaster- Shoo-Fly Porter

A- Deep brown with a thin filmy head.
S- Swwet brown sugar, molasses, and a caramelized sugar.
T- Sweet syrupy pecans, cola, caramel, huge doses of brown sugar, and a slight dusting of cocoa powder.
M- Deep bold molasses, very sweet brown sugar, and a nutty malt finish.

Overall- Sweet, very close to Shoo-Fly pie. A nice dessert/ night cap beer.

NJpadreFan, Mar 11, 2009
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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at Mahaffey's in Baltimore.

Appearance: Kind of looks like Guinness because of the nitro tap appearance. Really creamy head, dense, and though seemingly opaque, there's some light getting through, leaving some dark red.

Smell: A good combination of dark sweetness, chocolate, and roasted malt aromas. Lighter, but balanced.

Taste: Seemingly nothing up front, though the finish leaves big roasted malts, mild coffee, and sweeter chocolate notes. Light but very tasty and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Creamy initially from the nitro, though there's a bit of following grittiness, which I actually like and it a little weird.

Drinkability: A very solid porter from Lancaster, and I liked the nitro aspect with all the flavors it was bringing. I'd drink it again.

asabreed, Nov 22, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint on cask at Tap and Table. It appears a murky dark brown with a short tan head. The beer is smooth and drinkable, but a bit strong for the flavor impact. It sounds silly, but a 6% beer should be richer. This had a pleasant chocolate and coffee roast flavor, but not much else. I'd have expected it to be only about 4.5%. Anyways, it's a simple but tasty beer. Certainly worth drinking a pint.

tempest, May 14, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Bdel34, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

JT99125, Oct 26, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Matt73, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pensfan0782, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Dodo2step
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- Lancaster Brewing Co.

A- Wow a huge head pour. Very frothy and luscious. Amazing. sticky lacing and grabs on to glass. A slight nut brown color to the head as well. A dark jet black color thatis opaque. Some light glistens through but not much.

S- a bready smell with molasses in the midst of it. alcohol and malt as well.

T- a dark roasted chocolate cocoa bean is exactly what it tastes like. Sweet molasses lingers around as well. Coffee taste hits the back end.

M- a medium bodied beer that has some good qualities. The coffee flavor coats the mouth pretty well.

D- not too bad but the dark roast portion of it is a tad overpowering. I think the molassess should be the focus, given the name.

Dodo2step, Feb 22, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

IdrinkGas, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of mikelahr
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Nice porter that is lightly sweetened, flavored, and smoothed by molasses and vanilla.

mikelahr, Monday at 10:35 PM
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4/5  rDev +7%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Devil's Den in South Philly...
Appears a dark brown with steady streams of CO2 quickly rising to the top of the thick, off-white head. Scattered streaks of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of roasty malts, molasses, bitter hops, and some cocoa.
Taste is of the same aromas with an unexpected bitterness that doesn't come across as being as sweet as I would've imagined. Certainly not as sweet as real shoo-fly pie that I remember having as a kid.
Mouthfeel is a bit harsh with the carbonation. Full bodied, and spritzy along the tongue. I'd like to try this either on nitro, or on cask to escape the zippiness of the bubbles.

weeare138, Mar 09, 2009
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Great Beer

hnk2007, Sep 08, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Lancaster Brewing Company at Plum and Chestnut. (Thanks to my fiance' who lives several blocks away)

Poured a dark brown with a small sized off white head.

Great aroma of a light Chocolate roast, coffee and caramel.

Tastes of coarse chocolate, slight sweet molasses, honey, and toffee. Some lacing left on the glass as I drank it. Not an over powering alcohol taste, so it can sneak up on you.

I felt the Shoo-fly pie taste in the molasses note of this beer. This beer seems hard to find at times, so if you get a chance drink one and you will see why.

Well worth it.

Beertroop, Feb 15, 2009
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in an standard Shaker glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: A dark brown with reddish undertones, ¼" off-white or tan head which fades quickly leaving ring of foam behind and some light, speckled lacing.

Smell: The smell is light but definitely is of molasses and caramelized brown sugar.

Taste: As expected from the aroma, the sweet, dark molasses taste pops out first and is followed by the sweet bitterness of caramelized sugar.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thin with light carbonation. The finish is medium long and dry with faint hops and occasional notes of molasses sweetness.

Drinkability: Reasonably drinkable so that I could easily have a couple more. While the flavor is not as intense and rich as eating a piece of Shoo Fly Pie, the taste and aroma capture some of the experience. I'll probably try this one again.

drtth, Apr 15, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

grimey68, Oct 12, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the Harrisburg location into my giant mug of doom and destruction.

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black. Light cream colored head that fades nearly instantly.

S- Hardly any aroma, but I get a little molasses. Typical LBC with the weak scent.

T- Very creamy with a bite of molasses at the end. Its...interesting. I guess thats a good word for it

M- Kind of thick, and not in a good way. The molasses really isn't a good thing at the end.

D- Not much of a porter of molasses fan, but I wasn't too impressed overall with this. Felt a little bland. Hopefully this falls off tap soon and the pub gets something a little better up.

bigfnjoe, Mar 23, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask Night at Lititz's GEN Sutter Inn (F, 27 Feb 2009) marked its cask release with one other slated for PHL Beer Week. LNCBC's Director of Sales and Marketing, John Frantz; Jin Weber (BeerIsland), my ride home that evening; yours truly; and another fellow who I recognized upon sight but do not personally know were the only four who were at both "release parties". Cheers to all of us!

This one was dispensed via gravity pour and arrived with two fingers of soapy, foamy, deep-tan head with mild retention. The color was a deep, dark, brown with little to no light penetration. Nose had an interesting mix of slight charcoal and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel was slightly full, approaching creamy. I got an anise-like flavor on the tongue. The finish was dry, especially so for a porter, but better that than the God-awful sweetness of its namesake.

woodychandler, Feb 28, 2009
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3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capones. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocloate, lighter roastiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, molasses, roast, and caramel. Some lacing left on the glass. I love Shoo-fly pie, but just didn't see it in this one.

hopdog, Feb 01, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Rojada1988, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

VikeMan, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Not bad, I prefer a thicker more robust porter but this was decent non the less.

themind, Oct 05, 2014
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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter from Lancaster Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.