Porter | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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83
good
992 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WesWes on 06-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
992
Reviews:
439
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
128
For Trade:
0
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Photo of anthony-s
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of CHigby2K6
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
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

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Photo of NastyNorseman
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.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fubudu187
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldDirty
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
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.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of runwild99
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cigarbanter
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of porters4life
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClePaul
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz bottle, DOB 03/04/16... poured into a nonic)

L: deep reddish-brown color, practically opaque... oil-glisten atop fairly-tight spongy suds

S: mid-grade coffee grounds, dark brown bread crust with a background whisper of molasses, nutty and naked dark roast malt grain... perhaps a faint whiff of orange-y hops

T: coffee, cocoa, dark caramel, lightly-medicinal booze mid-to-back... coffee roast, oily roasted nut, and dried, sun-burnt grassy hops in the finish... mildly acidic, mildly bitter-tannic aftertaste, a bit drier than expected... dark chocolate flavor builds on palate with each sip... overall taste has nice intensity but lacks breadth in its malt spectrum

F: up front, some sips have a bite to them, whether it's the carbonation and/or the acids from the hops and dark malts... the underbelly is a touch jelly-wobbly with a lightly-viscous skin... marginal residual slick but, again, the finish is rather hushed and a notch or two lighter than expected... alcohol at low low heat

O: the overall taste leans heavily on its roasted character, the accompanying bitterness has a nice little bite, and it's thankfully not that sweet... lacks a unique taste to make you a devotee, but it's solid enough and I could drink 1 or 2 more

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Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 992 ratings.
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