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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Photo of Dope
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a decent very light brown head. Decent lacing.

S: Fairly light smell. A bit of roasted malt and maybe a little earthy breadiness. Touch of smoke.

T: Roasted malt and a little coffee. Hint of chocolate and smoke in the aftertaste. Simple but effective.

M: Fairly thin and watery, but not overly so. What you would expect from a 5% beer.

O: Not a bad porter. Not big or complex, just a nice drinkable take on the style.

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Photo of Dave128
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pretty plain looking 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Brewed with 2 varieties of hops and 5 malts.

A - black in body with ruby highlights. The head was reddish brown but there wasn't much of it. There isn't much that sticks around either. Lacing is non-existent. Not looking very "robust" so far.

S - Smells slightly smoky. Brings out the original roasted grain smell very well but there really isn't much there.

T - Similar to smell. It's smoky and bitter. It's not too bad but there is not enough malt sweetness to back them up.

M - Suprisingly overcarbonated considering there was like no head. Very light in body. Also lacking in the robust adjective.

O - As I've said several times, this porter isn't very robust in several categories. It is pretty average in all of them besides the smell of the malts I can pick out and its pretty clean.

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Photo of TheBoozeTraveler
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of bearsxco
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured semi opaque dark brown with a slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Slight smell of roasted coffee and chocolate. Semi burnt kind of smell. Bland taste. As with smell, burnt chocolate coffee taste, slight malt flavor. Moderate carbonation. Overall had expected more from Southern Tier, their stouts are excellent.

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Photo of Sooch222
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GreatPumpkin
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of clarkley
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Thisisjosh
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of bootsdomino
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tsmiller7
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a beautiful dark brown with ruby highlights. The liquor is quite clear. The head is a nice light mocha tan, but thin - no lacing to speak of.

S: Coffee and espresso is what dominate the nose. Big roast followed by a little bittersweet chocolate.

T: Big roast on the taste, It actually tastes like I am chewing on black patent malt, but without the gritty texture of the malt. No chocolate, that seems to reserve itself to the aroma.

M: Moderately carbonation supports the medium body. As I said, it FEELS as if I am chewing black patent malt, and I even though there is no powdery/gritty malt texture, I can still FEEL it. Weird, right?

D: Drinks nicely, I would imagine this would pair well with some sort of tiramisu or some other coffee desert.

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

dark and roasty this is a great porter. looks a little red in the glass behind a black chocolate cloak and a moderate thin head. smells like the grill when its going hot, but with some tangy fruiy undertone too. taste is really rich but not sweet, more malty than a lot of porters, and with a definitey dried cranberry type of fruit essence. not sure i fully understand this one, but i absolutely enjoy it. will go for the sixpack not the single next go around

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Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NvMyBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of k3v1k
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CyanideCastro
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stealth
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of peensteen
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with ruby highlights, one finger of tan head, minimal lacing left behind. Smell is of bittersweet chocolate, subtle coffee and roasted malts present, mild hop presence leaving a piney scent under the malt. Taste is chocolatey, nice hop bill that is most present in the finish, roast malts, almost berry like aftertaste, moderate bitterness throughout. Medium carbonation, creamy and medium bodied. Not a bad porter despite it being a little one dimensional, serves its purpose and is quite drinkable, would be a nice fall beer as the weather starts to get cooler.

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Photo of almundane
5/5  rDev +35.9%

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