Shoo-Fly Pie Porter - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: hopdog on 02-01-2009

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.
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Photo of Dodo2step
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of mikereaser
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark chestnut brown with a 1/4 inch of off white foam

S - nice bready malt and molasses aroma to it

T - nice biscuit malt flavor to start with a sweet molasses finish

M/D - very smooth and creamy and very tasty. Not too sweet. Definitely worth trying if you can.

Photo of Beertroop
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of Kadonny
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Capones in Norristown into a standard pint glass.

A: A dark brown color with an off white one finger head. Not real thick as light does shine through when you hold the glass up. Full ring lacing but it does not really last.

S: Biscuit bready malt with sweet molasses. No real hops nose to it.

T: Sweetness up front with a bready biscuit malty flavor. The molasses and brown sugar sweetness comes in the middle of the beer with some roasted qualities to it. Finish is really different and very dry with a slight hop bite to it. This beer really has some of the same flavors I detect in some of their other maltier beers (Hop Hog, Milk Stout).

M: I thought mouthfeel was medium at best. It was a dry finish that seemed to evaporate pretty quickly. No trace of the alcohol.

D: Fairly high. These were enjoyable and the abv is low enough to have a few.

Overall a decent but not outstanding beer. A really cool concept to localize it to PA, but just something that didn't knock my socks off.

Photo of hopdog
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Shoo-Fly Pie Porter from Lancaster Brewing Company
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