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The Mighty Thor - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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The Mighty ThorThe Mighty Thor

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Imperial Porter is brewed in memory of our neighbor and label artist's best four-legged friend, Thor. Thor was a big, floppy, and smiley mastif who loved going on walks to the brewery, and parking his slobbery head down on the sidewalk to smell what's cooking. A portion of all proceeds from The Mighty Thor benefit the Great Lakes Mastif Rescue.

(Beer added by: koutkid41 on 02-13-2014)
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours really thick and black in color with a thin tan head that dissipates to a film over the top.

Smell is pretty good. There are big chocolate malt that is forward along with a fair amount of charcoal roasted aroma. There is a lighter creamy aroma and dark fruit aroma.

Taste is pretty good and follows the nose. Lots of chocolate malt is forward along with a moderate charcoal bitterness. There is a slight creamy flavor that've detectable through the chalky charcoal bitterness.

Mouthfeel is huge. Really big body and thick feel. Huge malty stickiness is balanced with big amounts of charred bitterness. A sipping beer for sure.

Fcolle2, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mdaschaf, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Gonzoillini, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Vonerichs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Inky black color and lets no light pass. No head and has a flat appearance.

Not much to the aroma. Smells like a tootsie roll and light roast.

Same with the flavor, but slightly hopped and gives off a dark berry flavor.

Great mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy.

Good beer, but not much depth. The mouthfeel is the highlight.

Vonerichs, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

beersdmf17, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Batch #320/321 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Pipeworks, this one describes itself as an imperial porter. Found this beauty at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip, per the death of my snifter.

A - It pours a dark dark dark mahogany black colored body. Opaque in the glass with about a finger of dark bubbly mocha head. Reddish hues when held to the light. Scattered bubbly lacing.

S - The aroma has a lot going on. Initially, I got a lot of musty yeasty sort of funk, but it gives way to layers of cocoa, chocolate, cream, vanilla, & roasted nuttiness.

T - Taste follows the nose - powdery chocolate / cocoa, fudge, vanilla, coffee bean roast, some yeast presence, mild alcohol warmth, indistinct dark fruitiness. Very delicious.

M - The feel is sticky, smooth, & creamy. Lots of chocolate / roast lingering on the palate. Medium-full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another wonderful and interesting beer from Pipeworks. These guys make some of the best stouts I've ever had, so it obviously makes sense they would be able to do a porter well. Highly recommended; they should consider brewing this again.

Pipeworks The Mighty Thor ---4.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Enochase04, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

stortore, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

lloydboss, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cnbrown313, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

pstam87, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

speedvagen, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

funkyaudio, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bdkelly515, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

CuriousMonk, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

TastyIsBeer, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

HuskyinPDX, Jul 29, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: an aggressive pour yielded half a finger of dark brown head which subsided quickly and was lightly present on the edges of the glass. Almost no active carbonation.

Smell: sweet lactose dairy front. Light roasted malt body pops its head through the sweetness. Some darker tones are picked up with accents of dark bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, and cherries.

Taste: Much more of a traditional porter feeling here then in the aroma. Roasted malt really hits the palate on the front. The dairy tones provide a smoothness which pairs well the the malt tones. Darker fruits and continuing milky sweetness rides into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Great balance of roasted malt and smooth dairy. Carbonation is very low which goes well with this brew, adding to the easy drinkability.

Overall: Definitely has the feel that many of the stouts/porters PW is making. Bigger darker malt character here though then many of the others. Moderately slow sipper.

KFBR392, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

emottram, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kjkinsey, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

oldvines, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

spycow, Mar 14, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%

schreurb, Sep 17, 2014
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The Mighty Thor from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.