thouse (50) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Surprisingly light bodied for a porter. This one isnít syrupy at all, and leaves the mouth tasting fairly clean and fresh. A good, solid porter.
Food Pairings: This beer makes mewant grilled cheese sandwich made with a sharp cheddar or smoky gouda. And a creamy bowl of tomato soup to dunk it in.
Noelweichbrodt (25) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb. Dark, slight purple tinge. Nice creamy head, smells of espresso, chocolate, hops in a subtle blend. Tastes similar, but a special combination.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this porter. It sort of tastes like a strong nut brown ale. I don't taste much coffee but more of a nutty chocolate flavor. I could drink these all day. Nice job.
wu1sabes (25) - USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
a superb porter that is full bodied, yet remarkably easy to drink with great flavor throughout
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a gigantic beer. Pitch black with a gi-normous head of solid tan foam. The aroma is sweet chocolate, but subtle. This drinks with a thick chocolate-milky goodness, exceptionally well balanced between a robustly flavored brew and an easily quaffable brew ... this is all good! (#3477, 11/2008)
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 (a second tasting)
Southern Tier Porter is a nearly black, dark reddish brown ale with a thick, fluffy beige head that has excellent retention and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. The aroma is fresh and roasty like coffee and chocolate. Smells great! It is medium bodied, very smooth, and the finish is dry. It tastes great! It has an excellent roasty flavor that exhibits great balance. Thatís what a porter is supposed to taste like!
Southern Tier Porter is a dim, dark red ale adorned with an eggy beige head with oily bubbles that stays put and crusts up on the glass. Very handsome. The aroma is muted, grainy, roasty, fresh and dry. It if full bodied and fluffy in the mouth. The finish starts with a sharp bitter snap and then turns silty and dry. The flavor is quite well balanced. It doesnít lean toward coffee or chocolate; itís just dark roasted malt here. The end of the taste gets alkaline. The hops kick in to bring me grassiness and set the malt on a spin toward salmiakki. This is an ideal porter.
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 355ml. Comparing with Left Hand Black Jack Porter. Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy, dark ruby beer with a beautiful creamy lacing light beige head. Darker with a taller head. Much better retention too. Aroma: Extremely nice, wonderful, deeply pleasant, inviting and amazing. A lot of raspberry, vanilla, sorbet, wild strawberries, coffee beans, pistachio, chocolate truffes, Christmas cake, coconut and smoke. Absolutely mindblowingly fantastic. Flavor and palate: Subtle carbonation. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. A lot of raspberries showing up again. Surprisingly acidic.
Complex. Faintly smoky. Great malt and hop profile. Wonderful long dry finish which is reminiscent of raspberry and smoke. Overall impression: I reveled in every sip. I canít imagine a better Porter. The aroma is out of this world! Strongly underrated in my opinion.
Hammy78 (733) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sample purchased at Southern Tier. Pours quite dark with a decent tanish head, no lacing to speak of. Aroma is sweet roasted malt. Taste is medium to full bodied, and sweet, malty. Awesome.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I definately like these guys style. This is a tasty treat of a porter. Pours slow & dark with a good head. Nice full robust flavor of roasty goodness. I'd like to know the alcohol content because i might pound a few of those.
Boyz2pepsi (7) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Oh...whatís not to like. Coffee, chocolate, cream, and of course, that dark beer flavor we love. itís a little different from most dark beers in that it needs to be a little colder to enjoy its flavors - otherwise the bitterness is just a little too overpowering. If you can be so precise, go for about 50 degrees. My favorite part about this beer has to be how it never weighs on you - it dosnít fill you up, nor does it make you crave a lemon to suck on if you drink too much.