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The Mighty Thor - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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The Mighty ThorThe Mighty Thor

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: koutkid41 on 02-13-2014

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.
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of Vonerichs
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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

Photo of Chrisfarleywine
2.49/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer made me angry. It looked and smelled good, but was an aggressive combination of unbalanced, overeager un-flavor. Heavy booze and bitterness upfront. After it warmed it left a aftertaste that was like a pot of dishwater that had a handful of crappy chocolate chips and a shot of everclear poured into it.

Photo of KFBR392
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of bcm75
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, rich black with tinges of brown coloring. Very nearly opaque.

S - Sweet chocolate gives way to a slightly bitter cocoa finish.

T - The chocolate hits me first. I'm getting the usual Pipeworks underlying sweetness here as well, most likely from one of their typical additions of lactose or dextrose - although the creaminess that is evident makes me lean towards the former.

M - Quite a bit undercarbonated, in my opinion, although I suspect this could be bottle variation, given the evident lack of enthusiasm on the beer's part when I popped the cap. Still, this is one of the thicker Pipeworks beers of the style I have had, which I quite like so I'm a bit torn here. Quite thick for the style, given that they tag this as an imperial porter rather than a stout.

O - Aside from the undercarbonation, they really knocked the cover off the ball with this one.

Photo of Way2drunk
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After tasting the collection of revolution porters, I found this to be outstanding in comparison.

Photo of sully11277
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Jet black with a slight brown tint to it with almost no head.

S- It is very sweet with a nice roast to it.

T/M- You get a lot of chocolate malt with some nice bitter cocoa. Then a nice sweet and roast finish that sticks with you for a while. It has very little carbonation which i was pretty surprised by.

O- It is a great beer with a nice chocolate flavors. I would like to see a little more carbonation but the big flavors make up for it.

Photo of Guas11
4/5  rDev +0.3%

My first foray into the world of Pipeworks and I had high expectations. Poured out of 22oz bomber into my favorite tulip. Great black color with slight reddish hue when help up to light. Nice aroma of chocolate, hops and coffee. I was anticipating a bigger, creamier mouthfeel but instead Thor has a medium body. Very enjoyable, full flavor with nice hop bite. Definite sipper...flavor profile deepens and improves as beer sits in glass. I savored my 11oz portion for a good 30-40 minutes. Looking forward to trying more from Pipeworks. Salute.

Photo of Fcolle2
3.95/5  rDev -1%
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.

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The Mighty Thor from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.