Sweetwater Exodus Porter - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
03-31-2013 10:25:52 | More by facundoCNB
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
03-09-2013 03:44:49 | More by godlessape
2.64/5 rDev -29.6%
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."
03-03-2013 05:47:53 | More by CaptMaelstrom
3.63/5 rDev -3.2%
Sweetwater Exodus Porter pours to a dark brown color and a good pour produces a decent level of foam, but it doesn’t last very long. The nose on this beer is pleasant, with scents of chocolate malt, toffee, a touch of light coffee, and lightly roasted malt. The scent is mostly sweet, agreeable, and enticing enough to add to the porter’s initial appeal.
Sweetwater Exodus Porter has a taste that is similar to what the nose leads you to expect, with a few surprises. The flavor that is most noticeable is chocolate/cocoa, but there is also some light roasted malt, mild black licorice, and caramel. The beer has a mild hop bitterness that is short- lived, as the taste is mostly sweet and returns to a sweet sensation quickly in the aftertaste.
This porter is, if nothing else, a very easy- going, easy- drinking, sessionable porter that most anyone will like. With a lower than average bitterness and the great taste of cocoa, this is a good introductory porter and/or a good porter for those who normally do not like the style. With its friendly, approachable personality, I can’t imagine anyone who would not find this porter at least acceptable. Granted, it is not a world classic but I don’t think it was intended that way. It was meant as a porter that would have widespread appeal and if that was the goal, the brewers succeeded.
Sweetwater Exodus Porter is easy to find around the Atlanta area and if you can find it, I recommend giving it a try. The flavor is moderate enough that most anyone will find the beer agreeable overall and it is not extreme in any way. It’s not an amazing beer, but it is certainly good and definitely worthy of a sample.
03-01-2013 04:56:28 | More by BryanCarey
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
Craft beer of the month delivered. 1 finger width froth dead. Dark brown appearance. Coffee aroma with a hint of dark chocolate. Medium to full body. Coffee taste with a dark bitter chocolate after taste. Coffee does overpower this one. Good with desert or as an after dinner.
02-24-2013 05:42:33 | More by Jeffwildcat
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
Large, two-fingered beige head. As it settles, it leaves some chunks of spotty lace. The color is dark brown, but light will pass through the edges of the glass.
Strong earthy (read: dirt) smells. Some powered unsweetened cocoa in the background. A bit of chalkiness.
This is a drier Porter with less chocolate than most. There's a bit of burnt malt on the tongue. Oddly, I detect a touch of cream taste. There's also a solid level of hop bitterness although it is in the background of the roasted malt flavors. The body is neutral for the style while the carbonation is slightly elevated.
02-22-2013 22:53:12 | More by smcolw
Sweetwater Exodus Porter from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.