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Sweetwater Exodus Porter - SweetWater Brewing Company

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very good

338 Ratings

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

dark brown almost black pour with a finger of creme colored head, nice retention. smells of dark roasted grains, bitter chocolate, plums. the taste is very smooth, a chocolatey flavor overall, with a distinct taste almost reminiscent of sunflower seeds in the finish. semi bitter chocolate, and roasted malts.. definitely get a sense of oats in the mouthfeel. creamy and rich, medium body with a modest amount of carbonation.

it's hard for me to find a porter i like, but this is one of the best i've had. i love when brewers use oats for texture, it does definitely make a difference with beer styles such as porter.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this one out of a snifter. The body is a deep dark luxurious ruby red to the power of 10, but not dark enough to be impenetrable by light. The tan head sinks rather swiftly but never abandons.
The aroma is resplendent with chocolate notes along with raisins, coffee beans, an intense roasted malt and a hint of alcohol.
The taste starts off with a bitter blast of cheap coffee, followed up with a dry sweet cocoa. Roasted grains of course are here as well as a subtle hop presence.
The mouthfeel is creamy smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
Overall this is a solid porter from one hell of a great brewery.

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Poured from bottle into tulip glass

A: Black, opaque, poured a 1 finger cream-colored head that quickly subsided. Leaves marginal lacing.

S: I get definite notes of malty chocolate, some hop character.

T: As advertised, hops up front, fades to chocolately malt, and bitter throughout with a strongly bitter aftertaste. Too strong and too alkaline in my opinion. I was looking for something sweeter.

M: Carbonation is a tad high, I was hoping for a smoother, creamier mouth-feel. The bitterness cuts through any smoothness the beer might have otherwise.

O: Not very complex, not that balanced, not even really that drinkable unless you love alkaline-type bitterness. In short, "Move along, nothing to see here folks."

Sweetwater Exodus Porter from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.