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Steam Train Porter - Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

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Steam Train PorterSteam Train Porter

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 28
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 72
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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep black body that gives way to a rich deep brownish black at the edges in the light. Good finger's width of rich brown head. Settles in to a nice little layer.

Nose begins a bit faint, though that could partly be the cold. What I do get is all that I want from a porter: rich roasty toasty malts, chocolate, some almost smokey ashy notes too. As it warms, these characteristics become a little more pronounced, but never too much so. Rich, but nuanced?

Flavour follows the same outline established by the nose, but with a little more panache. Smoothe and enjoyable, the taste gives a little more credence to the dry/ashy side, without getting as in depth on the chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, without being heavy. Tiny bubbles punctuate the dry bitter finish. The burps get a bit of root beer almost. Huh. Haven't tasted that in years.
I like it. A little more on the dry side with a slightly bitter finish than I was anticipating, but it's smoothe and works really well.

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Collinvs
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of nhirsch04
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.21/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a huge foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and cookie dough flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that pours super foamy like there is some sort of infection issue, but I am not getting any aromas or flavors that indicate infection.

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of drpimento
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively at a good temperature with a smallish, foamy, tan head that soon settled to a wispy island and ring - no lace. Color is a very dark, clear mahogany. Aroma is dark roasty malt, cocoa, hint of raisin and molasses. Flavor follows nose closely, is tang and sweet up front, turning dry and bitter and finishing with cocoa sweet. Body/carbonation good if unusually warming for a 5 %er. Finish is as above, on the long side, and quite drinkable.

Photo of CaptainQ
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of leedorham
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a snifter @ room temp

Pours an opaque black with a big 2 finger creamy beige head. The aroma is of chocolately malts, though not too strong. Real creamy taste, some burnt coffee and chocolate notes, very malt dominated. Just the right kick of bitterness on the backend too. Flavor is all around excellent. Body is on the lighter side of medium with some nice carbonation. Creamy and super easy to drink.

Overall a very nice porter all around that i liked more and more as the bottle went on. Very much recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Steam Train Porter from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.