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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Our Porter is a dark ale with a mild roasted character and a distinct sweetness from caramel malt. This medium-bodied porter has a velvety body with Pilgrim hops adding a subtle bitterness and East Kent Goldings hops adding aroma and flavor. The English yeast helps showcase all of these flavors in this traditional British-style porter.

In 18th Century London, the word porter was first used to describe a relatively strong, dark beer, popular amongst the working class. London brewers became famous for this style, as they began refining the process using better quality malt. The World Wars led to a higher tax on malt, resulting in lower alcohol strengths in porters. Porter nearly disappeared in the late 20th Century, but was re-introduced in London after small American brewers revitalized interest in the style.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into an English Pint. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of light coco and coffee notes with some kind of odd raspberry scent. Taste is light bitter and very light sour. Kinda watery coffee and chocolate with that odd raspberry taste again. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, it’s ok. Pretty bad for a Schlafly brew though. Nothing to see here folks, move along please....

DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has some molasses notes on the nose. I definielty get some caramel on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

nimbleprop (8935) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12oz bottle pours a watery, mostly opaque dark brown with ruby edges and some lacing, creamy, beige head. Nose is spot on, toast, bread crust, some brown sugar, initially it has a hint of piney hop, some dark chocolate. Solid. Flavor is the same, malty, cracker, toast, brown bread, a little caramel. Malty without being sweet. Dry finish. Expertly crafted.

EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours translucent black with an off white head. Finally a good Schlafly beer! Tastes of coffee and malt. Reminds me a bit of Founders Porter..not as good but still good. Has a smoky, roasted finish. Good beer.

edgallow (4629) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is the chocolate, malts and a hint of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gregwilsonstl (2709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark black. Thin tan head. Chocolate. Sweet. Roasted. Sampled at hop in the city 2013

shrubber85 (11708) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Molasses and chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Mildly sweet molasses and cocoa malt flavor. Body on the light side. Decent.

BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Had at their tap room in St. Louis. Nice creamy porter. Some roastiness but not too much. Smooth finish. Good beer.

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Where and how: bottle 355 ml V. Beach
Aroma coffee, roasted barley, whiff og alcohol, black forest cake. Slight sourness on sides. 6+
Top: tanned medium lighter top, fizzy mid.
Base: hazy brown .
Palate : milder carbonation, medium bodied.
Taste: Frontal chocolate with slight porter tartness. Straight, easy going traditional porter.

mike5326 (1788) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Poured from a chilled/room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, slight tan head. Roasted coffee and malt smell. Good initial roasted flavor, very mild bitterness, clean finish.

EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2013
(This beer is a little old.) First of all, the appearance of this brew is a dark brown color with almost no head, and the aroma is reminiscent of roasted malts and bread yeast. The taste is slightly sweet, slightly umami, and slightly bitter, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, thin and slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long finish.

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