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Porter | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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

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Added by WesWes on 06-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,582
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
1,001
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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24
Gots:
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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

Photo of edthehead
2.52/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the few beers my wife and I agree is very tasty. Poured into a glass it looks the way a Porter should, Nice tan head and a dark body. It drinks a bit light for a Porter, and there is a very minor off-taste that I could never put my finger on. Maybe it's just overly or oddly hopped? Overall it's a good beer that I buy often because it's readily available at my local store and I know what I'm getting every time.

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with copper edges and a half finger of head. The nose is pleasantly roasty. The roasted malt in the flavor profile starts off as relatively assertive but drops off by the finish.

This is a solid example of the style and an offering that pairs well with a meal. For example, I enjoyed mine with a rare steak and they were excellent together.

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Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Merticois
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: March 29, 2016... OCCASION: watching Gone Girl with Shan on a Spring Break Tuesday... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky's Tavern pint... APPEARANCE: midnight black, cola-clinging bubbles adorn the glass... off-white head forms at a staunch, quarter-inch... coral fingers stretch as the glass drains... AROMA: malty, chocolaty suggestions early, with toasted cereal grains... not much hops to speak of, but not the point of th porter... PALATE: creamy, with a coffeeish body that adds texture at the throat... lactic milk smoothness .pervades the experience...TASTE: peat, coffee, some vegetable, and lactic suggestions... a strong, smoky flavor lingers at its end... OVERALL: not as memorable as the majority of the Southern Tier offerings, but this is sufficient for what is needed from a porter...

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Photo of khargro2
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted against their 2x Black IPA at 8%, and I think this gets the edge, but both are good. Try 6.
Almost a milk porter.

A - Pours with a finger of medium brown foam on top of an opaque, dark brown (not black) body with hint of amber. Ample head settles at a slow pace and leaves decent lace and ring.

S - Soft, malty notes of toasted dark bread and caramel with molasses. More licorice and chocolate than coffee, and some roast and char.

T - Follows smell. Features caramel and molasses up front on top of dark toast. Then a swelling note of rich, dark powdery chocolate. The beer finishes with more of the thick, chocolate, almost licorice notes and bready malt as well as some pine hop bitterness that balances well.

M - Medium body, but a well-made mouth feel, moderate carbonation, and a sweet but tingly finish.

D - There's complexity here including a hint of licorice. Great brewer. Try 6.

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Photo of FrontierSeldon
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cookies
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,001 ratings
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