Steelmantown Porter | Tuckahoe Brewing Company

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Steelmantown PorterSteelmantown Porter

Brewed by:
Tuckahoe Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by wonothesane42 on 02-14-2013

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 8
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tuckahoe Brewing Co. "Steelmantown Porter"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without any packaging or freshness dating
$1.83 @ (Wegmans) Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Roughly poured I brought up a massive head that had to settle. I've got the second half in but there's still almost two fingers worth of frothy tan slowly settling. Opaque deep mahogany brown/black body. The aroma is chocolatey and roasty, but soft rather than harsh, and there's a bit of nuttiness and fruitiness to it as well. Clean and welcoming. The initial lacing is pretty nice, and now I've got a solid creamy cap of about an eighth of an inch. As expected, the flavor follows the aroma. The nuttiness is there, and it's toffee-like as well... lightly chocolatey, fruity, and lightly roasty in the finish. Like a candy bar. Is it sweet though? Not really, but there's some sweet caramel malt to it. And that reminds me, what I like about this brewery is that they focus on their malt. I'm sure they're using quality malts, I can taste it, and they know how to put them together. Anyone can throw hops at a beer, but the best brewers build from the malt up. Moving on... medium bodied with a fine-bubbled median carbonation (I probably softened it a bit with my rough pour, but it's nice as it is). Moderately bitter. It's there in the finish drying, but it's not harsh. 6.5% ABV, perfect - the alcohol is well cloaked. Looking back there's some very nice lacing left behind. Very nicely done.

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Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Black pour with a thin foam head. No lacing of note, nor carbonation. Pour is noticably thick with a sludge-like consistency.

S - Smoky peat malt, vanilla, rich malt, and cocoa powder. Some peppery spice hit the nostrils.

T - Chocolate and malty, this beer gives to some heat of peppers. It has a tangible burn in the finish. The smoke gives it a roasted flavor akin to bbq'd meat.

M - Balance could be a bit better on this, but the complexity makes this an enjoyable sipper. I think the heat makes this a one and done beer.

O - Had this at Harry's in Atlantic City with some clams casino. a tasty beer from the south of Jersey. I'd go to this again for a smoked beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from tap at brewery a dark brown color with some light getting through and a frothy tan head that took its time to settle. Aroma is very dark roast heavy with notes of bitter chocolate, molasses and a light smokiness that comes through in a pleasant amount. Taste is full of layers. There was dark chocolate, light nuttiness, char, dark cherries, and a dash of smoke to put a twist on a traditional porter. The smoke was very well balance with the other flavors and welcomed by me. Nice smooth carbonation and medium to full body. This beer gives a lot of flavors for malt lovers and yet is easy to drink because everything is in good balance. I could drink a few of these for sure!

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Photo of rfgetz
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wonothesane42
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown to black, with a small tan head, (maybe not an aggressive pour), not much head retention, as it was gone pretty quickly, with a little bit of lacing.
Smell: A nice rich smell of smokiness and oak, with a hint of vanilla, smells very good, looking forward to the taste
Taste: A very smokey taste, very rich and earthy, maybe a little overpowering on the smoke taste, but the malt and richness make it taste pretty nice
Mouthfeel: Feel is a bit thinner than usual but somehow a nice bit of creaminess, a good level of carbonation.
Overall: Wasn't sure what to expect of my first beer from these guys, but the experience was good, there's a lot of richness in this porter, with the smokiness a bit stronger than others I've had, but that isn't a bad thing. I'm looking forward to tasting some more brews from the Tuckahoe Brewing Company.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of captainkrad
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One pint of this is too much. Nice flavors but a little over the top.

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Photo of BFCarr
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smell is coffee, woody chocolate. Taste is chocolate and roasted notes. Not overly bitter like many porters. Feel is full and porter appropriate. Overall a solid porter that's good to drink.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of horshamguy
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A--Just about black. Thin head with no real lacing. Looks just like you'd think a porter should.

S--Smoky, a bit of chocolate in there as well.

T--Has that burnt taste that I find a hallmark of good porters. Quite malty with chocolate that follows the nose.

M--Creamy but not as much as I expected. Carbonation gives it a proper balance,

O--Really a lot better than I was expecting from the backwoods of Jersey. Nice work guys!! A genuinely excellent porter

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Steelmantown Porter from Tuckahoe Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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