Hodad Porter - Fiddlehead Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
on tap, and what a treat this is. an American robust porter with coconut (toasted) and cacao nibbs added. the additives do a ton for this beer, but the base is a silky smooth deeply chocolaty brew with a long roasty finish. the coconut adds more of a sweet tropical nuttiness than a truly coconut flavor, but its influence is beautiful and uplifting at the same time. the nibbs and some real raw earthiness and a deeper interplay of chocolate characters with the grain, its a great combination and all the proportions are spot on I think. velvety texture so easy drinking, and I think the alcohol content is right where it should be as well fir easy enough drinking and all season applicability. one of the better porters I have had in a long time. fiddlehead has evolved quickly in its few short years of existence.
08-17-2014 18:46:58 | More by StonedTrippin
3.34/5 rDev -18.9%
Another tallboy can from Fiddlehead, chocolate vanilla toasted coconut porter=intriguing. Canned on date reads 7/17/14. Thanks to Kimdog for this one.
Appearance - Pour into a pint glass is dark brown, just a little bit of clarity there. A tall beige head forms, and quickly falls to a thick ring and spotty cap for the duration. Bits of lace left behind.
Smell - Found this kinda off to start, seems lightly metallic and minerally and ...dirty almost? Chocolate, vanilla, toasted nuts, dark fruit come out more with warmth, but still weak on the whole.
Taste - Decent chocolate vanilla kick, coconut I suppose, comes off to me more as general toasty nutty malts. Milk stout-like lactose flavors, some caramel malt, bits of dark fruit and licorice, grassy and earthy hop, biscuity malt in the finish. Definitely dessert-like but doesn't reach cloying levels of sweetness.
Mouthfeel - Light and kinda watery, a little lacking in the carbonation as well. Light hop bitterness.
Overall - Letdown for me. The taste, though not as good as expected, was pretty decent and complex, but the beer felt weak elsewhere.
08-10-2014 21:09:56 | More by Chico1985
Hodad Porter from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.