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The Mighty Thor - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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The Mighty ThorThe Mighty Thor

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BA SCORE
89
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 6.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koutkid41 on 02-13-2014)
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-01-2014 04:45:06 | More by Mikeypnh
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-13-2014 23:35:32 | More by mdaschaf
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

03-08-2014 02:18:19 | More by Vonerichs
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-20-2014 03:36:23 | More by beersdmf17
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +10.6%

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

06-14-2014 05:08:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-18-2014 13:44:38 | More by Kubrickx
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2014 04:58:41 | More by stortore
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lloydboss

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-17-2014 17:08:20 | More by lloydboss
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-20-2014 11:56:05 | More by cnbrown313
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-06-2014 01:18:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-08-2014 02:52:58 | More by pstam87
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-10-2014 12:04:21 | More by speedvagen
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bdkelly515

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-25-2014 01:54:08 | More by bdkelly515
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-23-2014 04:27:56 | More by CuriousMonk
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2014 23:24:42 | More by TastyIsBeer
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-29-2014 05:21:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

02-26-2014 21:11:06 | More by KFBR392
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-01-2014 20:21:38 | More by emottram
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-24-2014 03:47:42 | More by kjkinsey
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-19-2014 02:57:24 | More by oldvines
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-14-2014 21:59:06 | More by spycow
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bcm75

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

02-17-2014 23:38:25 | More by bcm75
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-20-2014 16:50:14 | More by jplopez21
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Ksef10

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-27-2014 15:00:26 | More by Ksef10
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Jd2391

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-19-2014 03:31:06 | More by Jd2391
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The Mighty Thor from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.