Steam Train Porter | Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

BA SCORE
89
very good
130 Ratings
Steam Train PorterSteam Train Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Washington, United States
fallsbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
74
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of nhirsch04
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Aimeeford
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Anyportinastorm
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Steam Train Porter from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
4.09 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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