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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

112 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 27
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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4/5  rDev -2%

casapy, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

coldriver, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

powdersoldier, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

t0rin0, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

CanisMajor, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

izambler, Dec 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

vinella, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Braz, Nov 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

benbjb, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

staque, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

greg4579, Oct 07, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

sukwonee, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brinkdeer, Sep 24, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

jmccraney, Jun 17, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
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!

twiggamortis420, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Anew, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

twelveinches, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Exiled, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An unknown that surprised me. 22oz split with one of my brothers.

A: Pours normal for a porter, slightly lighter but dark brown/black and opaque, good foamy tan head.

S: Nice chocolate malt character, some cocoa powder and even a lactic creaminess.

T: Chocolate dominates with some coffee flavors sans the bitterness. There is some nuttiness and sarsparilla. The carbonation makes with beer taste a lot like root beer, and there is some definite Tootsie Roll flavors as well.

MF: As mentioned, well carbonated, but also creamy at times. Medium bodied.

O: A nice treat for a Porter in my opinion. With the sweetness and chocolately flavors its more of a dessert beer or after dinner beer but its very enjoyable.

Scotchboy, Jun 11, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pretty darned dark, almost black, small tan head with large bubbly lace near the edges.

S - Chocolate milk, cocoa powder. Dark roasted coffee.

T - All of smell plus some nice roasty malt.

M - Bright and bubbly, some silkyness on the palate going down. Coats the mouth well, pretty good finish. Balance good.

D - Low ABV and pleasant to drink.

srandycarter, Mar 21, 2011
Steam Train Porter from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.