Porter | Six Row Brewing Company

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13 Reviews
BEER INFO

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.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
29.33%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by Vancer:
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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 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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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1.25/5  rDev -66.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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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 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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Porter from Six Row Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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