Steam Train Porter
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

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Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Washington, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #57
Ranked #8,039
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Nov 09, 2020
Apr 22, 2002
Steam Train PorterSteam Train Porter
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

easily the best of their beers that i had when i was in, a gorgeous example of the style, fuller bodied and luxurious, even creamy in texture, and very robust in flavor, with deep almost burnt espresso notes, earthy dark chocolate character, and some subtle malty sweetness through it for balance, everything i want in one of these, nothing i dont, and i think this is very much a standard setter for a basic but flavorful porter superbly designed and executed. i like the bitterness of the roasted barley, it permeates the tongue and lasts the whole drink, never harsh or acrid or anything, never too intense, and no real smoke or anything along with it, its right on. hints of raisin and brown sugar in the center, but this isnt sugary overall, its just balanced, and it approaches dry by the finish. maybe a slight english element to the yeast, its not totally invisible here, and i like what it adds. a really nice cold wet weather drinker, this brought me warmth internally without being strongly alcoholic or anything, and i believe it would be killer in a morning beer context as well. bravo on this one, a league above the others i had when i was in. nothing exotic, but very well fashioned.

Nov 09, 2020
4.75 by Vylo from New Jersey on Jun 08, 2019
3.5 by sqpat from Washington on Jan 06, 2019
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
4.1 by Noles9585 from Washington on Nov 09, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by pianoguy from Washington

22 Oz bottle, no bottling info

Pours a completely solid black body with a tan head, no visible carbonation but that's understandable cause it really is a SOLID body. Tan head decent lacing, some retention. The solid body made it pretty attractive !

Malt forward chocolate, some notes of coffee.I'm also getting a scent of yeast along with some hops. Overall scent is not very prominent.

Taste is a nice little balance of the scent. The hops are a little more prominent then detected in the scent.

I'm very perplexed by the feel of this beer. Headed towards silk it took an unexpected detour towards watery. Warmed up or cool, it made no difference.Seemed a little watery...

Value; (does not effect overall score) Less then 5 bucks at Albertson's . Clearance perhaps ?

Well it looked great and tasted pretty good. But the feel was the Achilles heel for me. Freshness issues ? Perhaps, but this is probably one and done for me...

Nov 05, 2017
3.65 by GClarkage from California on Jul 20, 2016
4.23 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Mar 17, 2016
4.08 by Corburk from Pennsylvania on Feb 23, 2016
3.92 by rarigney from Washington on Feb 11, 2016
3.76 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Feb 06, 2016
3.75 by DamienI from Washington on Sep 21, 2015
4.13 by chairbender from Washington on Aug 30, 2015
3.75 by abeeronthebeach from California on Aug 17, 2015
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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Jeffsta1 from Washington

Convincing dark color, nice deep tan head.

Smells a bit lager-y.

Taste is good, bitter, malty, clean.

Feel is a bit lighter than I like in a porter. But this is kind of a session porter.

Don't recall the finish.

If you accept the beer for its limitations, its far from bad.

Aug 10, 2015
4.17 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jun 17, 2015
3.78 by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta from Oregon on Jun 13, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mactrail from Washington

Dark brown with a lovely beige head and lots of lacing in the stemless snifter. Clouds of carbonation on the tongue with more body than the the moderate ABV mighty suggest. Aroma of roasted malt.

Pleasantly malty with some sweetness. Dark roasted flavors and a nutty taste. Some charred grain in the back of the throat. Just enough caramel with a moderate bitter finish, like the best Brown Ale you ever had. Overall, a highly drinkable dark beer with the nicest sudsy mouthfeel. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor for $5.00.

Jun 03, 2015
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on May 20, 2015
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on May 13, 2015
4.12 by 2GOOFY from California on Mar 18, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by kemoarps from Washington

Deep black body that gives way to a rich deep brownish black at the edges in the light. Good finger's width of rich brown head. Settles in to a nice little layer.

Nose begins a bit faint, though that could partly be the cold. What I do get is all that I want from a porter: rich roasty toasty malts, chocolate, some almost smokey ashy notes too. As it warms, these characteristics become a little more pronounced, but never too much so. Rich, but nuanced?

Flavour follows the same outline established by the nose, but with a little more panache. Smoothe and enjoyable, the taste gives a little more credence to the dry/ashy side, without getting as in depth on the chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, without being heavy. Tiny bubbles punctuate the dry bitter finish. The burps get a bit of root beer almost. Huh. Haven't tasted that in years.
I like it. A little more on the dry side with a slightly bitter finish than I was anticipating, but it's smoothe and works really well.

Jan 11, 2015
4 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 15, 2014
4.25 by yeaprolly from Washington on Nov 12, 2014
4.25 by BCross from Washington on Oct 28, 2014
2.75 by beernads from Florida on Oct 08, 2014
3.25 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jul 31, 2014
4.25 by nhirsch04 from Ohio on Jul 10, 2014
4 by Anyportinastorm from Oregon on Jun 14, 2014
3.75 by tastymug from Washington on May 24, 2014
4 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Apr 05, 2014
4.25 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 07, 2014
3.75 by JRod1969 from New York on Mar 03, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a huge foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and cookie dough flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that pours super foamy like there is some sort of infection issue, but I am not getting any aromas or flavors that indicate infection.

Feb 23, 2014
4.5 by PEIhop from Massachusetts on Jan 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drpimento from Wisconsin

Poured aggressively at a good temperature with a smallish, foamy, tan head that soon settled to a wispy island and ring - no lace. Color is a very dark, clear mahogany. Aroma is dark roasty malt, cocoa, hint of raisin and molasses. Flavor follows nose closely, is tang and sweet up front, turning dry and bitter and finishing with cocoa sweet. Body/carbonation good if unusually warming for a 5 %er. Finish is as above, on the long side, and quite drinkable.

Nov 16, 2013
3.75 by CaptainQ from Washington on Sep 24, 2013
4.25 by leedorham from Washington on Sep 13, 2013
Steam Train Porter from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 136 ratings