Session Porter | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.12%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by metter98 on 05-28-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by Slatetank:
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3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Brass Rail in Campbelltown, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise.

The color is dark brown strong coffee presence with thick sandstone head clarity is hazed with very fine bead and lasting retention. The smell is full of malt with roasted and light bready aromas with a light cococa aspect and mild tobacco-like woody earthiness. The feel is alright with tangy and light roasted body with subtle creaminess and mild carbonation with low bitterness except there is a light tannic aspect I am not found of, mildly sour in the background.

The flavor starts woody without much malt sweetness more of an earthy dry and roasted flavor to begin with mild yeast adding a tangy quality almost like plum which starts to overtake the malt roastiness with hint of very dark cococa and some toasted bread crust in the finish. Overall I found this to be a decnent beer in general, but it lacks a little bit of malt depth. The light sour component while it isn't bad is not what I expected - the label really only mentions this is a second runnings from the Imperial Porter.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Caddant
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Paulieblaze
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent beer tastes great and has great feel. Better on tap than bottled.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Gem and Keystone, Shawnee On Delaware, PA

A: The beer is very dark amber in color when held up to the light. It poured with a finger high dense and somewhat creamy beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a small head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has moderately strong flavors of roasted malts along with some hints of dark chocolate. A light amount of bitterness persists through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very sessionable—the nitrogen makes it go down very easily and make it feel lighter bodied.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark amber. Good clarity here. Off white head recedes to a ring. Aroma of roasted malt. In the taste, roasted malt and a little hops. Perhaps a small bit of raw chocolate. Light bodied and thin. Overall, this is just an average porter. Not too say its bad, just a bit uninspired.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of twenty5
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of facesnorth
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of zekeman17
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great color on this one. Really smooth flavor. Nice caramel and what seems like a bit of nuttiness. Really smooth and seemingly delicate, though strong enough to deliver the experience through the mustard on my sausages. Smooth feel. This is a very nice porter. My favorite of the ones I had at Shawnee.

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Photo of ahbaggins
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of lilphilw
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of garfscores
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Marty91
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of gshackles
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Session Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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