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St. Charles Porter | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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3.72/5
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St. Charles PorterSt. Charles Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG - 1.056
IBU - 34
Color - 26L
Hops - Centennial, Williamette
Yeast - Ballantine Ale (1056)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,067
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
205
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of mshiner1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is an overall good beer. Very good, but not amazing. Personal rating 7/10

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Photo of atone315
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwilcox767
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown, slightly translucent.
S - lightly roasted coffee and malts,
T- largely follows the nose, with a hint of hops thrown in
M - thin, but well balanced. Light/med carbonation
O - Nice for a run of the mill porter, got it in a beer of the month club. I'd drink it again, but not seek it out.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thornburyslasher
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wolverine0712
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dillinger
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very dark brown color with a mild aroma of malt and a slight bit of coffee. A dry finish but a mildly sweet initial taste coupled with malt,grain,coffee,and only a hint of hops. I can see this wouldn't work for everybody but I thought it was an excellent take on a porter. Received it in a beer of the month package but would get it again if I could find it

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a gift from my brother Brian. Thanks!
The beer pours a dark cocoa brown color with a creamy beige head of 2 cm foaming up after a gentle pour. The foam fades slowly to a very sturdy edge layer and some wispy clouds of surface layering.
The aroma is a good mix of roasted malt and some dark chocolate and a bit of brown sugar mixed in. I dont have any pickup of hops or any alcoholic notes at this point. The nose is on the mild side overall.
The first sip reveals an average body with very fine and tingly carbonation. The beer drinks very easy and does leave a bit of a light coating on my palate after each sip. In general the beer is a little lighter i body than I expected but not watery.
Flavor is what the nose advertised to me with sweet chocolate and heavy roasted notes. I also do get a little coffee and brown sugar here too. Again, no hop presence and the booze on this beer is not an issue.
I find it to be a very drinkable beer with a nice malty profile. It could be a little thicker, but isnt pitched as a robust porter so maybe it is just fine as it is. A nice straightforward malty brew.

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Photo of token_23223
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Categart
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dwk
4.86/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer deserves a 5. It is one of my all-time favorites. Several reviewers have given lesser ratings stating that it wasnt true to style, like they expected from the porter, but seemed a little like a brown. Well, the label clearly says "Brown Porter". I love this unique, smooth, easy drinking brew that sits perfectly beteween a brown and a full porter. The best of both styles, in my opinion. Since it isn't quite as heavy as a full porter, it is more amenable to the warmer months and as a session beer. What could be better?

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Photo of jp32
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown in color with some transparency around the edges of the glass. It looked ridiculously thin coming out of it's bottle.

Aroma is of roasted malts with hints of chocolate.

It's flavor is full of roasted and toasted malts, and maybe a few burnt ones. A coffee-like flavor melds well with it's malt profile.

This beer's body is abnormally thin for a porter, but the roasted flavor is thriving.

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Photo of torwart68
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M216
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of harrissce
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Honestly, I got this beer on a whim and it was the only porter that I could find at my local market that I hadn't had before. It's super smooth and best alone. It's not too heavy and for a porter not too overwhelming. It does lean a little to the lighter side.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pfaucett
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmv0009
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.
L- dark chocolate brown with a smallish head.
S- not a lot of smell from this one. What I did smell was malty bits of chocolate.
T- lots of malty flavor, no bitterness at all. Chocolate, nuts and leather are what jump out. Good collection of tastes.
O- nice Porter, drinkable and lots of flavor. Another good one from Blackstone.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stoutmanmcporter
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a pint glass. Nice dark brown color with a mocha colored head that came up just a little short of what I like to see.

S- What little I could smell was a pleasant malty, roasted aroma. Nevertheless, it wasn't as prevalent as I had hoped for.

T- Right on the money. Robust with an excellent balance between bitter and sweet. Finishes with the slightest notes of burnt coffee, and sticks around for a while.

M- Solid once again in this aspect. Not too heavy and not too carbonated. Exactly how a porter should feel.

O- Though it doesn't appear as a priceless artwork in a glass, I happily give this one my stamp of approval. If you like porters, you will not be disappointed. One of Blackstone's best in my opinion.

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Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

One 12 oz bottle from TN with no BB date notched on the label despite the presence of notch-date marks. Revised with another bottle in June 2016 with a BB date of July 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours light for style, with a clear red-brown body. The body remains light for style and clear even after I shake the few drops of sediment out of the bottle. There’s a decent head but it soon dies to a partial coat and thin ring. As the color suggests, this has less very dark roasted malts than many porters; nonetheless, both the aroma and flavor feature medium and medium-dark malts. The flavor is faintly bitter overall but the aroma is sweet.

Feel: medium-light body and medium carbonation.

Overall: a gentle, mild, easy drinking porter.

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St. Charles Porter from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 205 ratings
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