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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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St. George Porter weaves a complex tapestry of flavors in a black, ruby colored ale. A rich malt base, typical of St. George Ales, results in caramel and chocolate tones, classically balanced with English bittering and aromatic hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5473) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Good balance and great drinkability. Pours black with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Some caramel. Tap at Galaxy hut.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one finger mocha shade. Retention isnít very good, sadly, but at least it tries to leave some lacing on the glass. Not a lot, though. S: Thereís a good chocolate note to the aroma, even more prevalent than a lot of (average) examples of the style. Beneath that is some subtle roast, brown sugar, coffee, and even a faint fruitiness. This has a really nice mocha-esque nose which I really enjoy. If the nose were a little more intense, the nose would be propelled to the stratosphere. T: This does a good job of bringing the coffee-tinged roast typical of a good porter, but with the added bonus of a subtle yet prevalent chocolate flavor. To a lesser extent, thereís a slight fruity tone near the finish. Thereís a strong mineral component to this beer - which some might mistake for metallic notes, but I donít. These brewers did a good job of giving this a load of chocolate flavor without the ridiculous sweetness (Choklat, I love you to death, but youíre still a sugary fucker!) M: Like most porters, itís thin. I wonít go so far as to call it too thin, simply because itís only 5%. The carbonation is prickly and the finish is rather dry, and you know what that means. CHUG CITY. Wait, no, the chocolate flavors are too nice for me to chug this one. O: I was surprised to see that this has a 90. After drinking it, letís just say Iím not. Iíd even say itís top 10 among the style. This has great chocolate flavors, yet the roasted/hoppy bitterness balances it beautifully. A classic example of an under-the-radar gem.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Deep brown almost black pour with brown head. Very light chocolate aroma. Taste I roasty malt, plenty of malt flavors but not too sweet. Dark chocolate finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1362) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber-brown. Very small head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Taste is toffee, coffee, chocolate. Bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Interesting brew... Definitely more English than American porter. Caramel, roast and chocolate aroma. Similar flavor with some coffee aspects as well, and quite earthy. Itís also gotta ash thing going on that is simultaneously intriguing and off putting.Thanks to Thomassova for some VA beer."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a little bit of lacing running nicely in a speckled sort of way around the sides of the glass. The smell had a really nice roasty slightly robust coffee to chocolate with a lightly bitter citrus hoppiness in the background. The taste was mildly bitter, roasty, robust and moderately sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2885) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, spice, coffee and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (534) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Hauntingly brown aroma. Nice head and lacing, creamy texture. Different than other porters, slightly bitter, good caramel flavor. Great local find!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Rich full lasting head with lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Dark brown chocolate colour. Taste of mocha, an roast malt. Bitter palate with a creamy feel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan frothy head. Light pepper and malt aroma. Sour medium body with a malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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