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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

115 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 26
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Pours a deep cola brown w/ a 2-finger tan head that settles to a dense pillow of foam. No real lacing.

Aroma is roasty, chocolatey, balanced, clean. Reminds me of Founders Porter, one of my favorite of the style.

Taste follows nose. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla. Excellent balance, just the right level of bitterness. Throw a scoop of ice cream in the glass and we're in business.

Mouthfeel is likewise balanced, smooth, easy drinking. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall a rich, satisfying, rock-solid porter. Again, comparable to Founders. Well done Snoqualmie.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sukwonee
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with dark brown head - 3 fingers. Lots of lacing.

S: I usually have very hard time smelling porter... maybe there is something wrong with my nose... I do get some roasted malt... but that's really about it.

T: Wow. Chocolate! yes, chocolate is the most dominant flavour in this. I get roasty coffee malt. It's quite awesome. Probably my 2nd favorite porter to date, after HF Everett (although very very different).

M: Smooth - like most porters. good amount of carbonation.

O: This beer is amazing. Give it a try. Great sessionable beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for send this beer. Thanks Hollis!

reviewed from notes taken 8/6/12.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark brown to light black bodied beer with a red highlights. 1 finger of a tan head with spotty lace.

Smell: bakers cocoa and roasty. A bit of char.

Taste: moderate bitterness like a roasty coffee bean that has a touch of an acidic bite. a little bit of lactose sugar sweetness even though this beer is not made with any. A touch of earthy smoke. The beer does take on some charcoal / ashen notes as it warms.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer. Slight creaminess to the beer. No ABV is detected at all.

Overall: This is a nice robust porter. I enjoyed the flavor of the beer more when it was colder.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Libbey. Pours a rich near-black color with barely a hint of brown around the edges. Head is nice and creamy, tan and displays good retention and lacing.

Nose is roasted and chocolate malt with a little bit of a nutty edge and mild fruit.

Taste is a good blend of roast and brazil nuts with a nice, bubbly carbonation. Sweetness is low but still manages to be pretty full-bodied. Definitely dry on the finish as the roast and hops do a fine job scrubbing the palate. Very smooth, very drinkable and it gets better as it warms. Its not big and bold, high ABV or extreme...but it is a very well crafted beer that is something you could enjoy over and over again every day. I would have this often if I lived in the area; I bet it is especially nice fresh from the source!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Steam Train Porter from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.