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God Damn Pigeon Porter - Spiteful Brewing

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God Damn Pigeon PorterGod Damn Pigeon Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-02-2013)
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22oz poured into pint glass. Batch 45, no date on bottle.
Purchased at Binnys in Skokie

A- standard pour produced a thick 3 finger head, opaque black. good head retention that took a few minutes to settle. A bit less lacing than you might expect.

S - All about the sweet roasted malts here. slight boozy hint of alcohol on the nose and not much hop presence for me

T - Creamy up front with smooth finish and some nice hop and roasted bitterness to round off and invite another sip. Nothing exceptional, but all in line with expectations for a good strong porter. Very nice

M - More carbonation than I expected, but not overpowering - a bit more than I would have thought for an 8% porter but not distracting. Creamy mouth feel which was surprising given the medium body.

O - A really solid drinkable big porter. for a $9 bomber it is merely nice, but I think you can find it in a 16oz 4 pack of cans for $10 and that is a good deal. Good, but I probably won't pick it up again (but would go for it on tap). For a quaffing/easy drinking porter I prefer Tallgrass Zombie Monkie, and for something bigger for sipping I would go with Ballast Point Victory at Sea (which is $1 cheaper, and a better 'special' feeling bomber). This fell somewhere in between which left me a bit conflicted - I wanted either more oomph and body or lower alcohol so I could knock back a few.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice deep brown in color with a finger of sand colored head (tan with a light hue), nice lacing left behind. Smells of cocoa, raspberry/blackberry, almost a coca cola scent to this.. Slightly roasty, sweet malts, smells.. Well dark , and slightly fruity. Flavor is god damn raspberry! Haha, lots of raspberry up front with a roasty finish.. Bit of chocolate, roasted grains. Damn tasty fo'sho'

.. Lighter Medium body medium carbonation.. I wish it were slightly fuller.
This is pretty awesome for a fruit beer. I've had raspberry stouts before and they weren't that great, but something light like a porter works well with the berry flavor.

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Gotta have something to go with these skewers, and this one jumped out at me first. It pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by over a finger of dark khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, mild coffee, a hint of dark chocolate powder, and a kiss of greenery. The taste brings in more of the same, with the greens attempting a full balance against the roast and chocolate, but not fully achieving such a status. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid porter, one that went pretty well with the salmon skewers I was eating without smothering their not-so-robust flavor. Good times.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with handwritten Batch #45 written on the label. A new beer to me from Spiteful Brewing, out of Chicago, my first encounter with a porter from these guys. Expectations are good.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark chocolate brown; appears opaque black in the glass with about a finger to two fingers of thick khaki-tan head.

S - The smell is comprised of charred roasty English malts. A bit of caramel / toffee makes an appearance. Chocolate. The hop presence is noted, but not overpowering.

T - Taste brings more of the same, roasty, lightly charred, chocolate, coffee beans, caramel / toffee, and a hint of hop presence, but nothing too extreme like how others have said. Earthy / herbal hoppiness is most noticeable on the end.

M - The feel is smooth & creamy. Milky. Medium-bodied with good, low carbonation. Roasty bitterness on the finish.

Overall, a solid example of the style from Spiteful Brewing. I am interested to see how the other variants of this beer are, and I can't wait to crack the barrel-aged version!

Spiteful Brewing God Damn Pigeon Porter ---4/5.

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really interesting porter from Spiteful here. Poured from a 22 oz bomber.

A: A dark opaque brown, this poured really nicely with about a finger of head on it. Lacing left on the glass quite nicely. A great looking porter.

S: Malt, chocolate, maybe a little citrus hoppy going on there as well?

T: Iiiiinteresting, chocolately porter with a good hit of hops going on. It's definitely lighter for a porter, somewhat refreshing.

M: Nice and light for a porter. The hops definitely crispen up what is usually a smoother style.

Really interesting to taste this much hops in a porter. Got to say it's pretty delicious though!

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God Damn Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.