Sweetwater Exodus Porter - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +16.8%
Great bottle, with the colors of the Jamaican flag superimposed. Definitely a chillin' vibe at this West Atlanta brewery.
Appearance: Beautiful deep brown, with a small tan head that laced nicely down my pint glass.
Smell: Sweet malty nose that almost completely masks the hop presence. Roasty chocolate with slight biscuity hints.
Taste: So, so smooth . . . very creamy, exquisitely drinkable, and extremely enjoyable. Definite chocolate malt profile, with a lingering hoppy dryness. I return to the creaminess, and this beer almost reminds me of a milk stout. A great beer from an even better state.
04-06-2003 17:32:21 | More by rabidawg
4.05/5 rDev +8%
Exodus poured a deep opaque brown with a medium tan head that dissipated quickly into a thin ring around the glass. Little to no lacing on the glass. The aroma was black malt, roasted barley, and chocolate. The taste started with french roast coffee flavors blended with chocolate and caramel malt flavors. The finish was dry with a nice balance of charcoal, chocolate, and some notes of citrus hops. The aftertaste was bitter chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel was medium with a smooth texture.
Overall a nice surprise for a southern U.S. beer. Having grown up in Georgia I never considered it "porter" country. Exodus was filling, pleasant, and enjoyable with a nice balance of bitter and sweet.
03-02-2003 22:17:32 | More by purplehops
4.85/5 rDev +29.3%
Dark brown with mahogany tones and a low brown head which leaves sporadic lace. Big chocolate aroma and taste making for a rich robust flavor. Medium bodied (leans full) velvety smooth and creamy with a bittersweet chocolate finish.
Note: Won a Silver medal at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Brown Porter Category.
I think of this beer more as a Robust Porter though...
ABV: 5.6% per book "Best American Beers"
01-22-2003 08:04:59 | More by RBorsato
4.38/5 rDev +16.8%
Deep dark murky brown, could call it black. Tan bubbly head, fades to a slight covering. Smell is slightly harsh, then nice roasted or burnt chocolate smell. Taste is a nice roasted to burnt chocolate malt bitterness. Maybe some hop presence, but the roasted chocolate malt dominates. Silky smooth feel, creamy and rich. Reminded me of an oatmeal stout feel. Very creamy milk chocolate like finish on some sips. Taste stays solid throughout. One of the best beers from the south. Sweetwater, Dogwood, and Old Dominion are making fine beers down here.
12-11-2002 17:41:40 | More by StevieW
3.95/5 rDev +5.3%
The beer pours a concentrated brown color, the head modest in size, the lace in fine sheets, both a nice light chocolate color. Nose is lightly toasted malt, caramel, bittersweet chocolate. Start is malt sweet, the top middlin, the finish is potently hopped, pertinently acidic, pleasantly dry. Another great beer from "Sweetwater" along with "Dogwood", are two of my favorite breweries from the Southland.
10-31-2002 06:25:11 | More by Gusler
3.7/5 rDev -1.3%
Lighter than some porters, you can easily tell that it's brown but it's still dark enough that it looks black at a glance. Head is nice thick creamy light tan foam. It lasted through the very end. Nice roastiness in the aroma with a hint of chocolate. Some burnt flavors on top of the chocolate with a nice balanced citric hop flavor. Non the same level as their outstanding IPA, but still a great beer.
09-04-2002 00:30:06 | More by aracauna
Sweetwater Exodus Porter from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.