Steam Train Porter | Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,480
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
133
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.71
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sukwonee
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with dark brown head - 3 fingers. Lots of lacing.

S: I usually have very hard time smelling porter... maybe there is something wrong with my nose... I do get some roasted malt... but that's really about it.

T: Wow. Chocolate! yes, chocolate is the most dominant flavour in this. I get roasty coffee malt. It's quite awesome. Probably my 2nd favorite porter to date, after HF Everett (although very very different).

M: Smooth - like most porters. good amount of carbonation.

O: This beer is amazing. Give it a try. Great sessionable beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for send this beer. Thanks Hollis!

reviewed from notes taken 8/6/12.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark brown to light black bodied beer with a red highlights. 1 finger of a tan head with spotty lace.

Smell: bakers cocoa and roasty. A bit of char.

Taste: moderate bitterness like a roasty coffee bean that has a touch of an acidic bite. a little bit of lactose sugar sweetness even though this beer is not made with any. A touch of earthy smoke. The beer does take on some charcoal / ashen notes as it warms.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer. Slight creaminess to the beer. No ABV is detected at all.

Overall: This is a nice robust porter. I enjoyed the flavor of the beer more when it was colder.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Libbey. Pours a rich near-black color with barely a hint of brown around the edges. Head is nice and creamy, tan and displays good retention and lacing.

Nose is roasted and chocolate malt with a little bit of a nutty edge and mild fruit.

Taste is a good blend of roast and brazil nuts with a nice, bubbly carbonation. Sweetness is low but still manages to be pretty full-bodied. Definitely dry on the finish as the roast and hops do a fine job scrubbing the palate. Very smooth, very drinkable and it gets better as it warms. Its not big and bold, high ABV or extreme...but it is a very well crafted beer that is something you could enjoy over and over again every day. I would have this often if I lived in the area; I bet it is especially nice fresh from the source!

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An unknown that surprised me. 22oz split with one of my brothers.

A: Pours normal for a porter, slightly lighter but dark brown/black and opaque, good foamy tan head.

S: Nice chocolate malt character, some cocoa powder and even a lactic creaminess.

T: Chocolate dominates with some coffee flavors sans the bitterness. There is some nuttiness and sarsparilla. The carbonation makes with beer taste a lot like root beer, and there is some definite Tootsie Roll flavors as well.

MF: As mentioned, well carbonated, but also creamy at times. Medium bodied.

O: A nice treat for a Porter in my opinion. With the sweetness and chocolately flavors its more of a dessert beer or after dinner beer but its very enjoyable.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pretty darned dark, almost black, small tan head with large bubbly lace near the edges.

S - Chocolate milk, cocoa powder. Dark roasted coffee.

T - All of smell plus some nice roasty malt.

M - Bright and bubbly, some silkyness on the palate going down. Coats the mouth well, pretty good finish. Balance good.

D - Low ABV and pleasant to drink.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter. Enjoyed during playoff football.

A: black and pretty opaque with some off white head that doesn't fluff up but sticks around well enough. Some soapy lace. Nice look but not exceptional.

S: could be much more expressive. But I do get notes of chocolate and coffee roast. Some mild nuttiness too. Even a touch of creaminess.

T: unexpectedly amazing after the subdued smell. Some awesome roast and burned malt gives huge coffee impressions, then some nice nuttiness almost gives this a frangelico or Irish coffee taste. Mild bitterness and just a touch of acridity, but nothing that makes this seem sour.

M: it's a low ABV porter but could still have a bit silkier feel and less wateriness. That being said, its got medium carb and a medium to light body with watery aftertaste and lingering roast.

D: very drinkable. What it lost in mouthfeel it gained in drinkability.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark cola black with a finger of creamy off-white head. Roasty aroma dominated by dark chocolate and mild espresso with a hint of caramel malt.

Somewhat light mouthfeel, well-carbonated and quite smooth. Full flavors of coffee, cocoa, and caramel with a mild, roasty bitterness on the finish.

No real stand-out flavors, but balanced and very easy-drinking.

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4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - Bottle

A - Quite dark and thick for a porter of it's strength. Near-black, mocha colored head. Quite aesthetically inviting for those who love dark beer.

S - The smell is one of the best I've come across in a porter! plenty of bittersweet coffee notes, with chocolate brownies, a hint of smokiness, caramel, and peat. Fantastic stuff here for sure.

T - Taste is of thick, bready chocolate malts, coffee bitterness, brownies, and a hint of smokiness and caramel. This beer has HUGE flavor for a 5% beer. I'm impressed!

M - This beer is full-bodied, with just the right, modest amount of carbonation, with a thick, rich texture to it.

D - I'd stick to a bomber, or two pints of this. But make no mistake, it's very tasty and easy to drink.

Overall - I was expecting a good porter. This is a GREAT porter! highly recommended

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:

Nearly pitch black with some ruby highlights. Beautiful frothy tan cappuccino lace clings to the glass very well. Dark chocolate dominates the nose with more of a cocoa powder and baker's chocolate smell, mild burnt prune, light roasted coffee and charcoal note deep within. Smooth, creamy and perhaps a bit slick on the tongue, medium body. Thick roasted grain flavor up front throws charcoal and espresso at the palate. Mild sweetness shows a faint dark fruitiness of dried plum, ghost-like yeast as well. Modest hop bitterness. Hints of brown bread and layers of more chocolate unfold with each sip and as the beer warms. Finishes semisweet but with a long, lingering roasted flavor that never really lets the sweetness come to the top.

A malt bomb of a Porter, lovely that it does not have to rely on hop character to balance, and the level of roast is near perfection. It's certainly a Robust Porter to hunt down.

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Steam Train Porter from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 133 ratings