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Hodad Porter - Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Hodad PorterHodad Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pschul4 on 04-01-2013)
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-20-2014 22:57:29 | More by Profchaos20
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-20-2014 21:39:29 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-20-2014 21:39:11 | More by kjkinsey
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-19-2014 15:17:04 | More by Bnjmnlws
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-18-2014 21:49:32 | More by spycow
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Skibum211

Vermont

3.76/5  rDev -8.7%

08-18-2014 17:55:31 | More by Skibum211
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jason3125

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-18-2014 17:46:09 | More by jason3125
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-18-2014 03:49:01 | More by Kelp
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-17-2014 17:53:58 | More by ccurrid
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-17-2014 01:21:42 | More by thatoneguymike
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CraigMack61

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 21:17:27 | More by CraigMack61
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Matty123

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-16-2014 05:49:10 | More by Matty123
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-16-2014 01:57:48 | More by Dave_Treat
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beardsonbrews

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

08-16-2014 01:34:04 | More by beardsonbrews
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

08-14-2014 21:35:38 | More by facesnorth
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-12-2014 03:25:37 | More by smakawhat
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-12-2014 02:07:14 | More by HugeBulge
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jklimo


4.8/5  rDev +16.5%

08-11-2014 20:45:08 | More by jklimo
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

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
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Mlarz2100

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-10-2014 20:07:55 | More by Mlarz2100
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-10-2014 03:18:18 | More by markgugs
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-09-2014 19:22:02 | More by ColForbinBC
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-07-2014 21:32:00 | More by JMScowcroft
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-07-2014 01:53:59 | More by TonyY
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Hodad Porter from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.