Porter | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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83
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 992 |  Reviews: 439
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

Photo of Krills
4.68/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryan4120
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Italiano86
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miccal
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall one of the best porters I have had. Best about 45deg. It was nice and dark with a smooth feel. Overall it was a nice malty porter smell and taste.

Will purchase again.

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Photo of KGilmour
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Almasi_
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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