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God Damn Cascara Pigeon Porter - Spiteful Brewing

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God Damn Cascara Pigeon Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 5.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Cascara tea.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-19-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice black color. Deep pitch. Thick Tan head. Lots of lacing. Pretty much an awesome porter.
Style is roasted & sweet. Lots of cherry, lots of roasted.
Nothing dominant, nothing subtle. This rocks the socks
Great smokey/sweet mix. All in all: awesome sauce

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Black an somewhat cola like with a creamy mocha head that left a swirl of oil slick tan foam on top.

S - Roasted malt, coffee, herbal notes which I am assuming is the tea, light dark berries but not distinguishable as any one type of fruit.

T - Very roasty with black coffee. Good amount of bitterness with some light herbal notes. I think I pick up some berries but they are very light. Definitely would not have picked out cherry. Nice herbal and astringent tea notes but not sure I would have guessed it was tea if I didn't read the label.

M - Smooth and creamy with a lingering bitter roast taste.

D - Very tasty. Haven't tried the original to compare but I like it.

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22oz Bomber
$8.99
Binny's Willowbrook

Cascara tea is made from dried berries (cherries) of the coffee plant.

There's not a whiff of light exiting through the black body of this porter. It did have some coffee brown highlights while pouring from the bottle though. Tiny carbonation streams rush to the surface to supplement the two fingers worth of milk chocolate head that formed on the pour. Craggy and dense is what the head becomes with an eggshell sheen leaving chunky lace.

Rich, non acidic dark roast coffee gets things started while a mishmash of dark berries play around in the background. Roasty grain takes the forefront as it warms and vanilla enters the fray. Each aroma has it's own distinct place. This porter is robust. The nose is as rich as a heavy hitting stout minus the booze.

Moderate roast and robust coffee notes wash over the palate straight off. The dark berries roll through in the middle and linger through the finish while, instead of vanilla, cream plays a minor role. There's a touch of earthy bitterness that I'm guessing is from the coffee berries. This beer drinks like a heavy hitter.

The body has a moderate weight and could use a touch more if you ask me. The carbonation is a little higher than need be but also moderate. This beer drinks like I bruiser, I feel it could benefit from a heftier body and softer carbonation. These gripes are insignificant though because it's close. Bitterness lingers after the swallow from, again, what I'm guessing are the coffee berries.

God Damn Cascara Pigeon Porter is a mouthful. I would have had no idea what cascara was until I portal of knowledged it. The coffee certainly comes through along with a ton of well defined depth. I'd pick this guy up again and recommend you do the same.

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11-23-2013 03:29:16 | More by joe1510
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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brownish black color, creamy layer of tan foam that leaves behind a sticky halo of lace around the edges and a lasting veil across the surface that never really breaks apart. Spotty flecks of lace trail back into the glass after each sip.

Smoothly roasty in the aroma, though there's no discernible tea notes mentioned on the label. Granted it only mentions it as a flavor.

Taste is also roasty and smooth, nice creamy texture. Light lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a substantial feel, more like a stout almost. At room temperature there's a very vague hint of dried cherry, but I wouldn't have really noticed if there wasn't a picture of cherries on the label. Not sure if this is replacing the standard GDP Porter, it has a completely different label.

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11-19-2013 01:54:52 | More by emerge077
God Damn Cascara Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.