St. George Porter

St. George Porter is the last of a group of Virginia beers I am tasting. The group was selected by Grateful Red, a local beer and wine shop at which I am a member of the monthly beer club. I highly recommend checking them out if you are in the Clarendon area of Arlington, VA. The St. George Porter is a very strong contender for my favorite Porter. It pours a nice dark mahogany, almost black color with a medium head that lingers. The aroma is of roasty malt, chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is moderate.It is a very smooth and drinkable beer with a relatively light 5.5% ABV, meaning you can have more than one responsibly. Although it has a full bodied flavor to it, it did not strike me that it would be as filling as other beers. I had this with a steak that had a coffee rub and it was a perfect compliment. I would go with 3 out of 5 proper pints.

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