Stegmaier Porter | Lion Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
83
good
155 Ratings
Stegmaier PorterStegmaier Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Pennsylvania, United States
lionbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stegmaier Porter is brewed with a combination of domestic six-row barleys and various roasted malts. This timeless brew is accented with a combination of Tettnang and Cascade hops. Fermented at high temperatures with our in-house ale yeast, the final product releases a roasted aroma with faint hop overtones. The flavor presents a grainy, slightly burnt malt background. It delivers tones of dark chocolate, accented with a slight coffee bitterness to round out the flavor. Stegmaier Porter is opaque brown in color and boasts a full, creamy head.

Added by UnionMade on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of mooseo
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Black as night with a thick tan head.

S - Coffee, roasted malt, slight milk chocolate.

T - Subtle but tasty blend of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and charred wood.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel, smooth, creamy. Lots of carbonation, chalky grainy finish.

O - This is a fairly decent, pleasant porter. The flavor is light but makes the beer very easy to drink.

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Photo of pep
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of CraftBeerFanatic_07
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wattoclone
4.69/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Of the 25 American porters I have tried this one is my favorite. Easy to drink, affordable and loaded with roasted malt and dark chocolate taste. Although it is brewed locally it is hard to find in Southeastern PA, unfortunately. I am willing to drive an hour to pick up a case in Wilkes-Barre area because I am so fond of it. The other commonly available craft porters are a bit harsh or too weak and too high priced for every day drinking. Stegmaier is perfect for any occasion and goes well with any food.

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Photo of HRamz3
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of mkh895
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black with no light around the edge this Porter had all the components of a good stout. The head was thick in the middle and sat above a layer of carbonation.

The aromas were dark, dried fruits like prune date and raisin. A touch of chocolate and small bit of roasted coffee comes neatly tucked away.

The flavor is rich with the dried fruits and raisin seems dominant. Slight touches of prune and date mix with a dark chocolate. I did at times detect some malt, coffee and a smokey char but it was rare.

The feel is slightly thin with a higher level of carbonation than perhaps should be with the style.

Overall, at $1.50 a bottle in my local single shop, I'd rate this as one of the best bargains in craft beer.

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Photo of iwillhaveanother
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SGToliver
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of muletrane
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Robyn
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of paulhargus
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of themind
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Being a major beer snob and drinking some of the Worlds greatest beers it is hard for me to admit but this stuff tastes pretty darn good! A strong coffee taste makes this porter a beer that you can slam down. For the price this stuff is worth the jingle and the lower ABV makes this easy to over do it.

Bottom Line: The Lion roars and Stegmaier's Porter flows from it's mouth!

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Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into porter glass. Jet black, showing deep garnet in light. Fizzy dark brown head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Smell is clean roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, with something I can't put my finger on that is a bit off-putting, like a speed bump in the smell. Something metallic, like iron. Taste thankfully does not reflect that worrisome note in the smell; taste is clean, crisp roasted coffee with chocolate undertones, finishing lingering on the tongue with some hop presence at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth but relatively light-bodied; besides the odd smell, this is a great sessionable porter.

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Photo of Dapperticus
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of welldigger888
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque black with a nice creamy head with leggy lacing in sheets down glass. Very nice almost nitro stout kinda head and lace job here. Well done indeed.

Well, with the seasonal head full type thing, here goes nothing. Nice even roast with possibly a hint of hop & coffee like creaminess. Maybe a touch of smoked malt.

Very balanced roasted grain, smokey malt, cream & coffee like flavors that have a balanced hop bitterness playing well together. again with the winter head bug thing take with a grain or two of salt. This brew is going down like a champ!

Firm and complex mouth feel here, leading into a very drinkable porter. This is good chit man. Creaminess abounds on a porter that reminds me of a nice dry stout. Meant as a complement.

I like this brew and will try more if given the chance, well done porter.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a black color with a pretty big brown head on top. The retention is decent and has a very light lacing. The smell of the beer is roasted and very chocolatey. The taste is more like a stout, very rich and full flavored. The mouthfeel is a bit on the heavy side. It's drinkable and has a nice carbonation to it. Overall this beer was pretty good but I would call it a stout instead of a porter.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Enoch
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jharkins07
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Stegmaier Porter from Lion Brewery, Inc.
3.68 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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