Sweetwater Exodus Porter - SweetWater Brewing Company

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343 Ratings

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2002)
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Photo of sulldaddy
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am sampling this beer courtesy of DING and SS 07.
Thanks man!
The beer is at cellar temp and poured into a snifter.
Even with gentle pour an overwhelming creamy beige head fills the glass without emptying the bottle. I'll give a small hit in score due to overfoaming.
The head slowly recedes leaving windowpane lattice as it fades, the center of the head almost looks like a milkshake it is so thick.
Clear mahogany in color.
Aroma is mild yet malty with some chocolate and caramel with some nice roasted notes as well.
First sip reveals a smooth silky textured medium body with very fine and tingly carbonation.
Flavor is clean and sweet with chocolate and some mild sweetened coffee notes. No real hop presence to be found. I get a bit of tanginess on the finish, not sure what to attribute that too, almost like diacetyl.
Very drinkable no hint of ABV.
Nice brew.

Photo of MSchae1017
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in a Pint Glass from a Bottle.

The beer pours almost opaque black lined with an amber hue. The head is rather frothy and sizeable but dissipated. It smells sweet and malty. This is definitely some roasted malts. It tastes of roasted chocolate malts but there isn't much by the way of hops. This is quite good though. It is very smooth with the right amount of thickness and carbonation. Another good one to pick up if you are in the atlanta Area.

Photo of fields336
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: not quite opaque, lighter than normal, brown, chocolate, with slight caramel tinge, 1 finger mocha colored head, bubbles away leaving

S: coffee, caramel, toffee, chocolate, with a slight hop aroma

T: milk and dark chocolate with a mild coffee flavor, really really delicious. notes of toffee, fig, slight cherry flavor and caramel on the finish. delicious

M: medium bodied, residual sugars are nice, carbonation is medium, done well for the style

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with moderate amounts of dark chocolate. Hints of herbal hops are present and intensify slightly as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Robust roasted malt flavors with hints of char kick things off before being tempered by slightly sweeter semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Hints of earthy hops dry things out a bit near the end of the sip, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I enjoyed this beer, a solid porter without any frills. This isn't quite in the upper tier but it's a good beer that's worth a shot.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as night with a rich tan colored head that reached a height of at least two inches before settling down to a respectable inch of head that did not go away. Lots of chocolate and coffee leading the way here. Hints of molasses as well. Huge flavor here, maybe the best tasting porter I have come across. Lots of cocoa and chocolate, rich, huge flavor with a smooth creaminess that was second to none in my eyes. Really fantastic balance here as the chocolate really starts to come out as it warms. Lots of flavor here with a ton of mellow notes

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: dark mahogany with some cola highlights. pretty substantial head with big bubbles.
smell: no rough burnt edges. mellow roastiness with some chocolate and smoke.
taste: again, very smooth. No harsh burnt edge at all (and that edge can be very nice in a porter but i like this too).
overall: If I had to pick one over the other give me big, rich and in your face, but this is a nice congenial quaffer.

Photo of AdamSekulow
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a CCB snifter

A- pours black with a one finger tan head. Looks nice

S- nice aromas of chocolate and coffee, slightly muted however

T- this is one of the more chocolatey porters I've had, though it seems almost one dimensional because that's ALL I'm getting....but it's damn good

M- medium bodied, on the thick side....just like any good porter should be. Approved

O- another great offering from Sweetwater...excellent porter

Photo of jlervine
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brownish black with ruby highlights. A light tan head forms and quickly recedes into the brew. The smell is of chocolate and roasted malts, with a touch of hops. The taste is very malty. Lots of chocolate and coffee notes. A hint of hops leads the finish. The mouthfeel is somewhat slick and leaves the coffee and mocha notes slowly disappearing from the roof of the mouth. A very tasty brew, and very easy drinking.

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Sweetwater Exodus Porter from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.