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God Damn Pigeon Porter - Spiteful Brewing

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-02-2013

Out God Damn Pigeon Porter was brewed with our friends from across the pond in mind. We use traditional English Amber malt, but being the unruly Americans we are, we put our own happy twist on things. One of our favorite hops, Simcoe, was added late in the bail. This delightful porter will take your mind off the everyday nuisances of living in a big city, especially those f-ing pigeons!
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 12
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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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3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a teku. The can states that this batch features simcoe hops and wow they didnt skimp on their usage. The smell is all hops: dank, herbal, catty, citrus and fruity/rindy. There is hardly any noticeable roast or porter qualities to be found. By all means this is pretty much a black ipa. Even the flavor is all hops. Its bitter with rindy resin, pith, pulp and herbs. Not a bad beer but really not something id call a porter.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
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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3.88/5  rDev -4%
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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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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 -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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God Damn Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.