Porter
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #434
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,267
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.68%
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
568
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 06, 2022
Added:
Jun 16, 2003
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  132
SCORE
83
Good
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Rated: 3.61 by cold_beer

May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
355 ml bottle, as Southern Tier Porter Dark, at Plan B, Copenhagen. Black colour, huge beige head. Lovely vinous and fruity aroma, notes of American hops and orange marmalade. The roasty notes are very subdued. The flavour is very moderately roasty, notes of chocolate and moderate American hops, not very sweet. Decent beer.
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown producing a small short-lived, tan head that leaves behind no lace as it recedes. Aroma is toast and roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa. Taste is malty chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts with a hint of floral. A little smoke in the bitter finish.
Nov 20, 2019
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Reviewed by hungryghost from District of Columbia

2.19/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
They got the color right. It pours dark but with minimal head.
Hint of roast in the nose.
Minimal flavor with a touch of roasted malts.
Thin watery mouthfeel.
Most dissapointing
Maybe I got a bad bottle. The other reviewers seem to like it.
Apr 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by alexsergio from New York

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.07 by Cunny123 from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Feb 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by Wesmaze from New York

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by anomalousclouds from New York

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by Chipotle from New York

Jan 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Enjoying on tap at Gingerman NYC. Is this a different iteration of Southern Tier Porter. This one is called Robust Porter and is at 5.8% ABV.
Pours a deep dark brown, almost black color, with a moderate tan head that retains well. Creamy film and frothy lacing ornaments the surface and side of the glass.
Nice cocoa and mild coffee and roasted malt aroma. The malt also imparts a nutty quality.
Smooth and creamy, medium bodied and light fit the style. Sweet and cocoa like at first. The taste becomes slightly more bitter as I drink along. Mildly bitter espresso roast and a hoppy finish.
Solid and straightforward and easy to drink porter.
Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Oct 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by nstygles from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2017
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a custom shaped grip glass: color is dark brown, head is light tan, fine bubbles, minor lacing.

Smell is light sweet chocolate, roast, hint of hop bitterness. Simple but full aroma.

Taste is similar with a more balance of sweet/roast to the sweet side with strong to moderate chocolate, bitter hop flavors are earthy and light grass.

Mouthfeel is on the sweeter side, not cloying just moderate sweetness with moderate carbonation.

Overall a good, moderately sweet porter.
Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by cuy50 from Virginia

Jul 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Jun 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark black color with a finger's worth of eggshell white foamy head that dissipated at a moderate pace. Some sly lace.
The aroma shaped a fairly decent smooth blend of roasty coffee, dark chocolate nibs, char/ash and a little bit of dark bread.
The flavor moderately leaned into the roastiness slightly but developed a keen sense of sweet underneath through the dark bread and a light contour of caramel sweetness. Smooth sweet to roasty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine - somewhat low. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, good as a beer for me personally that I would have again, but I couldn't really tell if it was American or English.
Jun 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by CHigby2K6 from New York

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by DaveCash from New York

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by Klister from Maine

Mar 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a small foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a cream thin film floating on top

S- smells of roasted malt, grains, light chocolate and char, dark bread & caramel

T- roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa up front, dark breads, a hint of earthy hop mid-palate, finishes with caramel, light coffee and more roast

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a bit of a slick finish

O- easy drinking, straight-forward, porter
Feb 26, 2017
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Reviewed by NastyNorseman from New York

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours deep brown with khaki head that rings out in the glass pretty rapidly. Roasted malts and cocoa hit the nose. Flavor is on par with the aroma. RIch malts with cocoa, a touch of coffee, just enough. A certain bitterness hangs on a bit long in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied. Not bad.
Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by BigSmooth12 from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by fishguyac from Virginia

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2016
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a dark brown coffee bean color with a 2 finger beige head. The head recedes and leaves a little lace on the sides of the glass.

Tons of roast barley and cocoa malts, with some lactose and light chocolate.

Flavor is mostly roasty and bitter, with some lactose hits here and there. Lots of metallic and burnt elements.

Feel is pretty creamy while keeping a nice roasty dryness. Still, it parches pretty ugly on the tongue and leaves an undesireable feel.

Overall, this porter sucks. The worst offering from Southern Tier.
Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.39 by Roberto11232 from New York

Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by travelguy from Ohio

Oct 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by OldDirty from New York

Oct 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From a bottle, pours an opaque black with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is malt forward with roasted coffee. Bitterness at the end isn't distinctly from hops, but nicely satisfying. Could drink this all day.
Sep 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.7 by hockeypuck from Maine

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.03 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Sep 10, 2016
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