Porter | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WesWes on 06-16-2003

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of LuckyCavendish
2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Porters make great winter drinking, but I couldn't decide if I liked this one cold or room temperature. I decided I didn't like it that much either way. The flavor was hollow - it starts with a nice mouth filling roasted coffee blast, but ends empty and stale. Not the worst beer, but a very average beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stewart124
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown to black with some reddish hues. Tan head that didn't last long. Cocoa and some mint in the nose.

Dark caramel with some dark candied fruits up front. Medium bodied with plenty of roasted malts without the astringent bite. Lightly roasted coffee and more cocoa. Some vanilla and toasted notes that blend well with a healthy dose of noble hops.

Really a malt forward porter that comes of very well. Approachable and easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at portsmouth brewery

Light fizzy head, slight lacing, dark molasses brown color, hints of brown ruby light.

Nose has a bit of chocolate, milk choc, creamy porter, caramel, hints of earthy hops, a light toasty dry baltic porter like, hint of roast.

Taste is similar, semi sweet chocolate malt, milk choc, toasty malts, caramel, malty flavors, nice earthy decent bittering hops, fluffy, light nougat, soft brown malts. Finish gets a bit spicier hop, light earthy hop, bit more choc, little sticky, almost chalky, light caramel all lingering.

Mouth is fuller bodied, rich and slightly creamy, decent carb

Overall pretty nice, good malts, not too sweet like I've come to expect from ST. Drinkable but doesn't blow my socks off.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle and served in a mug, the beer pours a thin, very dark brown coloring that is black in the depths and has a pencil thin, light brown head that disappears rapidly on the surface of the brew. Aromas of coffee bitterness and roast are highlighted with nutty sweetness and a touch of smoke. On the palate, the beer is crisp, with light, bitter, roasted coffee and earthy undertones blended together on a thin, crisp body. The aftertaste is rich and slick, with a coffee grounds flavor to it. Slick and quick finish, with a slightly bitter feel left behind. Solid brew.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of thain709
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a lighter brown...almost transparent...with ruby highlights...one finger, off white head disappears in a minute...no lacing left behind

S - Rather light...some roasted malt, chocolate, smoke

T - Again not a lot of flavors jumping out...the roast is nice and it plays through the entire beer...towards the middle it becomes a bit smokey but it's not overpowering...the chocolate is dark and bitter especially towards the finish...the finish also brings out some coffee and light hops

M - Medium bodied...a little light sometimes...the roasty finish could be longer

O - This is a big difference from the other "dark" Southern Tier beers...I understand this a porter and it's brewed year round, but I found myself wanting more after having their big beers

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Miss Lucy's Kitchen in Saugerties, Ny. poured into a cheater pint

Pours a deep dark amber color with ruby on the edges, foamy 1/2" tan head with good retnetion, educes to a small cap. Nose is kind of bland, light roast and chocolate. This is a well balanced porter, roastiness is the main influence mixed with faint chocolate, flower, slight toast. Medium body, tends to feel a bit flat and thick on the toungue. Finishes dry, I wish it had a tad more carbonation to help.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Porter from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 995 ratings.
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