Porter | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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83
good
994 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:
994
Reviews:
440
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
128
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours completely black and devoid of all light, like tar, with a finger of oatmeal-colored head that quickly faded to a thin halo of foam that gripped the glass.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt, but that’s about it. For a porter, it’s not that impressive. It contains none of the roasted coffee or dark chocolate that I’m used to in other porters.

Taste: A lot like the aroma, lots of roasted malt and barley, but not much else. Again, none of the subtle (or intense as in some porters) coffee, chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugar, nutty notes that I’m used to tasting in porters. The beer tastes good, but as a porter goes, it’s pretty thin and a little disappointing. No finish whatsoever.

Mouthfeel: Thin, and watery, with not much carbonation.

Overall: Southern Tier’s porter tastes very pleasant, but it is very forgettable. Actually for a porter, it’s pretty weak. I really miss the roasted coffee chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugar, nutty notes that I’m used to tasting in porters. In my opinion, the beer actually makes a better schwarzbier than a porter.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No ruby porter color here. This thing is so ruby it's black/purple. Good looking in color it does lack a significant head. The carbonation is so excited that it rises to the surface and then pops.

Very thin in scent there is a light malt, tea leaf and chocolate aroma.

Chocolate malt hits the forefront with a dry, bready finish. Cracker like dryness and hints of roasted coffee sit deep in the background.

Overall, so much for the robust on the label. This is tasty, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't grab me like I had hoped.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated 12 ounce brown glass bottle of "DARK ROBUST PORTER" served in a snifter.

Appearance: Very dark and reddish mahogany body that looks nearly black but is clear and has exceptional ruby-mahogany edges. Creamy tan colored head soon reduces to a ring but leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

Smell: Medium and dark roasted malts with light spicy hops and hints of coffee and roasted nuts. Aroma strengthens and improves with warming.

Taste: Hops contribute a nice bit of spiciness and lead to an excellent sweet/bitter balance, but the flavor is clearly dominated by roasted malts. Mostly a dark roast and there's a touch of smoke in the finish, but no unwanted burnt flavors. Roasted nuts, dark malt and an abundance of coffee in the lingering and mildly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, with a medium+ body and near perfect carbonation.

O: a relatively gentle, subtle and refined American porter with admirable balance and complexity. Not as rich or strong as a typical Robust Porter.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 994 ratings.
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