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Porter | Six Row Brewing Company

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13 Reviews

Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Strong Porter

Dark, malty, chocolaty, great hop aroma; all can be said of Six Row's Strong Porter. Strong because of the increased alcohol content, hop bitterness and aroma. The Strong Porter was brewed with authentic English malt alongside Black and Chocolate malt to add complexity. The deepness of the malt is complimented by East Kent Goldings and Fuggle hops to balance the slight sweetness typical of traditional English Porters.

36.7 IBU

Added by KI9A on 12-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 40
Photo of johnnnniee
2.67/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Huge pop when the cap came off and massive tan bubbles fill up the glass as I pour. Roasty light cocoa on the nose when the bubbles finally subside. Hints of tart cherry and ash add to the flavor. some infection starting here, not horrible yet, but it will be.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Roasty, Bitter, Creamy, Smooth

Sticking true to the English Porter style with a pretty robust roasted grainy character yet the body is a bit fluffy and ends up being quite the quaff. Very well balanced. Chocolatey, mild chicory, & toasted bread. Sip after sip it grows on us.

STYLE: English Porter | ABV: 5.2% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #92 (Sep 2014)

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives pitch black, with a foamy tan head capping the liquid and leaving plenty of lacing action behind

Smell: Chocalately and roasty, with a hint of earthy hop

Taste: Chocolate and black bread, up front, with a bit of earthy hop character arriving in the middle; the finish contains plenty of roast to offset the hop bill

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice robust porter that is a bit of a cross between the American and English styles

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Also, on tap at 44 Stone, Columbia.

A - Poured an opaque, jet black color with a small, light brown head. It had okay retention but left very little lacing.

S - It smelled roasty with a touch of coffee and chocolate.

T - Nice roasted malt flavor with chocolate and toffee flavors. There is a nice bitter bite from the hops.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty porter. Nice to get to try more Six Row beers.

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Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep brown color with a decent tan head and nice lacing.

S: Rich aroma of roasted malt, chocolate with some coffee and bit of dark fruit.

T: Taste is a nice mixture of roasted malt and chocolate. There is some traces of coffee with a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth with a nice creamy texture. Flavor seems enhanced as it warms.

O: Quite enjoyable, Nice Porter from a local brewer.

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Photo of peabody
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out really dark with two fingers of tan suds. No lacing to speak of.
Aroma is light but there is a raisiney smell with slight chocolate/coffee hints. NO alcohol detected here.
Taste is mild but everything is here. You have the coffee bitterness with the chocolate/charred malts and the raisin finish.
Mouthfeel is very clean for a porter but this is a 4.9%er so that probably explains that.
Overall I would give this a 3.75 but my choice is the 4.
Looking forward to more from this brewery.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This local brewery just began releasing bottles. Picked this one up in a local STL bottle shop and it is labeled "Porter" as opposed to Strong Porter, but according to their website, it is the same beer.

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Deep brown colored body with a small amount of light getting through. A little over a one-finger tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. A light amount of sticky lacing on the glass.

Rich and complex aroma that features nice roasted malt and chocolate notes. Some licorice and light hop notes in the background.

The roasted malt and chocolate shine in the flavor. Just enough light hop notes to balance the malt and a bit of sweetness (not too much) that pulls it all together.

Light to medium mouthfeel that is very drinkable. A very solid porter overall. Very glad to see this brewery bottling now.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this English style porter on tap at the Brewery in a pint glass. It pours a dark brown color, tan head, very good retention and excellent lacing left behind. The aroma consists of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. The taste of the Porter is medium in body, smooth, creamy very nice mouth feel. Very nice session beer and a nice example of the style.

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Photo of bnes09
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color. Finger and a half head with excellent retention and plenty of lacing.

Dark aroma of chocolate and smoked wood.

Flavors are complex with plenty of smooth milky chocolate, smoked maple and roasted almonds. It also has a descent hop character as well with floral notes. Good malt/hop balance.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Smooth texture and finish.

Overall, a solid porter. Tasty and complex.

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Photo of abrand
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of the sampler at the brewpub. This is a great tasting porter.

It pours a chocolate brown color with a small tan almost ebony head that retains. Smell is chocolate, malts, and coffee. Taste is really good. The usual coffee and chocolate are noted but there is a nice hop finish that leaves the palate dry. The taste of this really surprised me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Drinkability is pretty high. I will look for this in the future.

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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight hop, and yeast. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly creamy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, slight hop, yeast, and slight hint of citrus. Overall, a good body, blend, and mouth feel.

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Photo of Vancer
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This "strong" porter (abv under 5% does NOT fit the bill) pours the famous opaque dark brown/black, tan head floats gently on top the standard shaker pint glass.

Malty aroma with tidbits of chocolate - a sip adds a touch of burnt toast to the mix. If I concentrate, a suggestion of sour ale appears in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable porter, a fairly light body puts this one in session status, and that's a fine thing to have in a brew.

But "strong"? Com'on man, ramp it up to +7% range to make that assertion!

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Photo of KI9A
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Porter. Period!

A: Dark. Like cola dark. Some tan head.

S: Chocolate malt..inviting as hell. Coffee.

T: Follows the nose, but, add a nice little hop kick at the back end. Can't identify the hops, but, it's bright, refeshing kick.

M: The little hop kick cleans up the malty sweetness. Body not as heavy as a stout..which I think is cross breeding with porters these days.

D: Took a growler with me. have it sitting here in a tulip glass ( yeah, I know...), and I'm just really enjoying this beer. Seems as it warms, the chocolate really pops more.

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Porter from Six Row Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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