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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Ratings: 994 |  Reviews: 440
Photo of sniper061
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this porter at the brewery pulled from the tap. It poured nice and dark like you would expect it too. There was little to no lacing after about 45 seconds. The taste on the front gives you that dark chocolate and subtle fruit feel, on the back of your mouth it gives you just a little bit of hops to enjoy. As usual most of the beers that I drink I drink while eating something. I believe that pairing beers, especially craft beers is something that is very fun to do. Southern Tier Brewery only has a soup du jour and a pulled pork sandwich on its menu. I had the pulled pork sandwich with the Porter and found it to balance the sweetness of the bbq sauce as well as the acidity of the coleslaw. I enjoyed it and brought home a 1/6 keg of it for my home.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of fountainofyouth
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PorterBoy14
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of elNopalero
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’ve been looking forward to cracking this one open for a while. I don’t get too many Southern Tier brews but they’ve all been delicious.

My bottle was different than the one pictured. Not unusual, but worth noting. No age statement.

This one pours a ruby charcoal with a bit of a foamy top. There’s a distinctive roast aroma on this, with just a hint of dark roast espresso underneath. It’s not bad at all. Tastes roasty up front with a sharp peak and a hint of bitterness on the finish. It’s an easy drinker and one that I’d enjoy again.

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Photo of ninner00
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A fairly dark brown brew with a small head and no lacing.

S - Coffee, cola, char and hazelnuts.

T - Sweet, black patent, a bit of hazelnuts, hint of both coffee and cola. Aftertaste is pretty flat, only a touch of the foretaste, no real bitterness.

M - Slightly waxy, thin, a little smooth, pretty refreshing.

D - A nice porter - nothing too great, but it is enjoyable. I probably won't buy it again, but I'd drink it if offered.

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Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but very dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans in the nose.
T: The taste is rather similar to the smell and has flavors of dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee beans and roasted malts. There are some slight hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very easy drinking porter that is also quite flavorful. It’s session so I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.

A: Clear dark brown with a half-finger, off-white head that diminished in 30 seconds. Not much lacing.

S: Dark fruit, coffee, and a bit of chocolate.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Toasted bready malt. Not as much dark fruit as in the nose. But, the roasted coffee and chocolate flavors are there.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Not a bad porter. The head was disappointing, but the nose and flavor weren't bad. I did prefer the Breckenridge Vanilla porter though.

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Photo of ricksrealm
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep chestnut brown with some ruby high lights. Couldn't produce much head, basically just some surface smuge. Carbonation is light at best.
Aromatics are quite nice with a hardy dose of roasted malts. Hints of coffee and black chocolate.
A good tasting porter with a big roasted malt bite.
Coffee and bittersweet chocolate intermingle with the malts quite well. The finish has a light hop bite, not much, just enough to know it's there.
It balances the malts well or should I'd say accents the malts well.
Smooth flowing on the palette and medium weight. This beer finishes slightly bitter and semi dry.
A good example of a porter. Love to have this on cask.

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