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Barrel-Aged God Damn Pigeon Porter - Spiteful Brewing

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Barrel-Aged God Damn Pigeon Porter
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brandoman63 on 06-27-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date or Batch # this time. Spiteful Brewing God Damn Pigeon Porter aged in rye whiskey barrels from 7-5-13 to 5-19-14. I was lucky enough to acquired this bottle and the other two barrel-aged Spiteful beers from the local beer store for $17.98 a piece. Expectations are excellent.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a dark brown colored body, opaque black in the glass with a finger of dark mocha head. Leaves behind some good spotty lacing. Looks a lot like the original version of the beer. Appears adequately carbonated.

S - A heavenly aroma - vanilla, cream, oak, whiskey booze heat, cookie dough.

T - The taste follows the nose - creamy, boozy, vanilla, oak, rye whiskey alcohol warmth.

M - The feel is silky smooth and creamy. Medium-full bodied, with perfect low lying carbonation. Mild alcohol / whiskey warmth on the finish.

Overall, a delicious barrel-aged rendition of the base beer from Spiteful Brewing. Definitely looking forward to trying the other barrel aged beers.

Spiteful Brewing Barrel-Aged God Damn Pigeon Porter ---4.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jul 22, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours jet black. Half a finger of dark brown head. Above average active carbonation for a BA beer.

Smell: Vanilla, oak, and a touch of rye on the front. Rounded, robust malts provide a great body, adding a pleasant touch of sweetness. Toffee and caramel warm up on the body. The bourbon nose continues throughout, in such a wonderful way.

Taste: Rye hits on the front. Pleasant body of slightly bitter chocolate, vanilla, oak, and medium bodied malts. The back end really dries out with building barley, oats, and malts. A touch of booze shows up on the back end but does not come off in a negative way.

Mouthfeel: Great transitions throughout. The front is full bodied and semi-sweet with big vanilla and oak notes but then turns with a heavier dryness on the back end. Carbonation fits really well.

Overall: This is quite a treat. The Rye whiskey characteristics really take the base beer over but I am certainly not complaining. I love Spiteful, they continue to show themselves as a standout in the Chicago craft scene. Have no hesitation snapping one of these up with the pricetag, if you are still able to find any.

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Barrel-Aged God Damn Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
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