Formerly brewed at Saint Louis Brewery
Style: Porter
St. Louis, Missouri USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A porter in the traditional sense, but with a dash of spices for variety. The addition of coriander and orange peel during the brewing process creates a variation of a Belgian Witbier, but in a porter. This beer is brewed (with lots of love) by our brewer Joseph Thurman Davis III, in order to celebrate the occasion of his wedding to Colleen Franklin, on January 21.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
dark brown color, tiny tan bubbles floating on top, some lacing. aroma of roasted coffee, maybe some nutmeg. flavor chocolate and roasted coffee flavors, mixed with cloves, and other spiciness. medium bodied, dry finish. a pretty good brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Spiced? NO! Porter? NO! Garbage? YES! Poured dark brown with a light brown head. No aroma and no characteristics of spice or a porter in flavor or aroma. Over carbonated. Come on now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2007
From the tap, served in a pint glass. Poured a dark cola brown with an off-white, pale tan head. The bartender told me this was a witbier with porter ingredients. Aromas of cocoa and coffee with cream, an orange citrus, and a subtle fruitiness. Light, airy carbonation and a crisp, dryish, thin light bodied mouthfeel. Different tasting, but not that unique, milk chocolate mixed with coffee, a mild charcoal hint, a light spiciness, cinnamon and coriander, an orange citric sourness, a touch of earthy nuts, and a dryish orange and malty finish. I like witbiers and I like porters, but overall, this just didnt fit the bill, but Im glad I tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (6358) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2007
On tap at Schlaflys Tap Room . Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has a good amount of coriander, roasted malt and some sweetness that Im assuming is coming from the orange peel. Medium / light body with some fizzy carbonation. The taste starts off quite spicy with the orange really showing through as well. There is a light bit of sourness and the roasted malt takes a back seat to the coriander and orange. The finish adds more spice (from hops?), orange and an increased amount of sourness.
The sourness really takes this down for me. The spice and citrus were very nice up from with the roasted malt supporting it, but the sourness took it down a couple notches for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Tap at the Schalfly tap room. Dark ruby, light beige head. Light coffee aroma, with maybe a hint of low-lying spice, but its just about the same volume with the yeast esters. Bright sprizy coffee flavors, with just a touch of orange peal, dry and a little thin finish. The taproom has a lot of competeing food aromas going on. I liked this, and I think it would be worth another try in a more controled environment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Pitch black with small, rapidly fading head. Nice lace. Faint aroma of roast malts and coffee. Flavor is roast malt and coffee with subtle hints of the orange peel and coriander. Nice variation on a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Pours a pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, coffee, cinnamon, and hops. Flavor is coffee, dark fruits, a very yeasty, nutty note, chocolate, and very mild spices. Spices do not overpower flavor. In fact, you really have to try to taste them, as they exist under everything else. I was expecting something that tastes more like OSA, and discovered something completely different. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4334) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pour is black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee and dark malts. Flavor is coffee and maybe nutmeg with hints of a citrus bite. Finish is dry and watery. Nothing really special in the end as the thinness of the brew brings it down some points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Deep brown pour with violet highlights. Spicy nose is full of cinammon and charred coffee beans. Velvety mouthfeels is appropriate for the smooth flavors. A great balance of roasted malts and bitterness is achieved in the body. Notes of espresso mixes well with bitter orange and citrus. I just wish there was more of everything to make this truly great. I sometimes think this brewery is afraid it is going to offend its drinkers with over-the-top big beers, often holding back before achieving true greatness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Nice aroma, quite barky and cinnamony. Lovely roasty flavors mix well together. Bushy, chalky nutmeg in the flavor. Very slight cardboardy oxidiation, but a great holiday spiced brew. Thanks for the hand-bottled gem go to TAR, as usual.

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