Porter | Southern Tier Brewing Company

PorterPorter
BA SCORE
52.7%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 995 ratings
PorterPorter
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
Ranking:
#30,125
Reviews:
440
Ratings:
995
Liked:
524
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
11.68%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
128
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 995 |  Reviews: 440
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

Photo of DASA10
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Enjoyed from a growler in a snifter. This nice porter pours a blackish dark mahogany with a nice tan head of foam that dissipates to a thick ring, pooling layer, and excellent lacing. Nose of dark roasted malts, subtle chocolate, and a touch of char with some fruity esters. Flavors exceed the nose with dark sweet roasted chocolate malts, hints of char come in on the back giving the roast lovers something to be happy about (like myself), and finishing with a lightly bitter malt aftertaste that cuts through the sweetness. Good mouth feel with medium carbonation is creamy and smooth. Excellent example of a porter.

Cheers

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a beautiful jet black color with a foamy white, 2 finger head. Head fades very quickly.

S - Very pleasant aroma all in all; dominated by the to be expected roasted malts. Quickly followed by a somewhat nutty aroma and maybe a hunt of chocolate. Overall very pleasant to the nose yet not too complex.

T - Hmm, I'm unsure. Doesn't really live up to the aromas. Very, plain and lacking in flavor I'm my opinion. If anything, fairly sweet and malty with hints of nuts, thought barely notable. Not bad, but not much to offer.

M - Light bodied beer and average carbonation. Fairly smooth with a sharp finish. Alright overall.

O - Had higher expectations for the beer given past treats I've had with Southern Tier, alas did not live up to them. The appearance and aromas are enjoyable and spot on to that of a porter, however, for me, the flavors and mouthfeel were lackluster. Decent and drinkable but bland.

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Photo of bdaggett
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of melza
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than about a minute. Light clingy lacing graces the glass nicely.
The smell had some dark roasted malts. Light on the coffee portion and bringing in some dark fruits to sweeten.
The taste was basically the same. There's a light roasty to sweet aftertaste running into the finish kindly.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation seems to hit at the right spots to allow a somewhat gentle creaminess to hit my tongue.
Overall, I'd say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again, but you know what, its actually borderline English styled, I'd say.

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

12 oz bottle

Pours dark and porter like, moderate head, leaving a whispy filn, thin collar and modest bits and strands of lace.

Dark chocolate on the nose.

Tasty porter with more chocolate, dark malts and dark beer goodness. Worthy and easy drinking porter

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Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany pour with thin off-white top and minimal lacing. Rich aromas of malt, roast. Flavors are malty with just a bit of smokiness. A bit too carbonated and thin to really get a good rich mouthfeel though. Not bad, but there are better close by on the shelf.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdelano
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Generally I like Southern Tier and Porters so I thought I couldn't go wrong here. Smell better than the taste. Found it to be rather thin. Pretty enjoyable but not very memorable.

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Photo of brianwsnyder
4.64/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhysicsBrew
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of EvoRich
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black like coke, with a thin to no head and almost zero lacing. smells and tastes slightly like chocolate. Drinks very smooth. decent porter.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52.7% out of 100 with 995 ratings
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