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Ghost Pigeon Porter - New England Brewing Co.

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Ghost Pigeon Porter
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 02-04-2012)
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours an opaque black body with brown hues beneath the robust mocha head that is very perseverant before giving way to a thin, yet sticky lacing.

Aromas consist of a very nice mix of chocolate and roasted malt with an earthy hop bitterness lying beneath.

The flavor is much more roasted and a touch smoked with the earthy hops becoming much more noticeable as the chocolate malt temporarily takes a back seat and notes of coffee appear.

Medium in body with medium to generous carbonation and a roasted, palate coating finish.

This is really good and offers a great blend of traditional porter characteristics with a nice portion of hops to give it the American influence. I will be watching for this again.

02-11-2012 01:01:48 | More by CHADMC3
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braugon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-26-2013 20:08:24 | More by braugon
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far333

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

Deep chestnut with a light brown thick head that recedes slowly. Low aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Rich Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and molasses, some espresso and smoke. Rich and full mouthfeel, a bit tannic. Overall, this is s really good beer. Another CT beer to be proud of.

11-23-2012 21:34:50 | More by far333
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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George1799

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.1%

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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-02-2013 01:37:09 | More by ScottieD
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RobDB

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-27-2013 00:49:37 | More by RobDB
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DanE

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-21-2012 16:23:50 | More by DanE
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

Surprise (at least to me) from New England Brewing. Poured into a tulip glass.

A) Nice deep dark black, small tan head which quickly dissipates.

S) The nose gives off some coffee and chocolate also sense a slight bitterness.

T) Charred coffee, cocoa with some licorice undertones. This finishes with a nice hoppy bitternes (40 IBU's). I like this combination.

M) Smooth and thin which I think is representative of the style.

O) Nice to have found this tasty treat. Hopefully it goes into the rotation.

02-04-2012 20:35:29 | More by jimmy82063
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Obtained same-day in Woodbridge. Served in a pint.

Full disclosure, I must put it out there that I'm trying Ghost Pigeon for the first time only a few days after drinking Hill Farmstead's Everett and, as much as I'd like to review this beer independently, I know Everett will become my inevitable comparison.

A: Silky black with a cream head. Well done.

S: Milky chocolate.

T: Almost sour like a milk stout but not quite. Chocolate overpowers with a distinct milky-ness. Pleasant and drinkable.

M: This is where Everett comes in. Mouthfeel is one of the many things Hill does so very perfectly. Everett is silky, supple, and smooth. Unfortunately, Ghost Pigeon is a bit too watery for my taste and doesn't stack up in this category.

O: That said, I love NEBCo., and I was excited to try this beer as the first non-canned brew of theirs that I've had. I was not in any way disappointed, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes stouts or porters and NEBCo. And, despite the fact that it pales in comparison to the aformentioned unfair comparison, it is extremely pleasant and drinkable. However, I'd probably get Gandhi if I had the choice again.

10-19-2013 18:13:57 | More by BTVflatlander
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-19-2012 19:22:08 | More by RMoeNay
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Mersh

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-24-2013 20:22:24 | More by Mersh
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a dark brown/black color with a half inch of dark brown frothy head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, light and sweet coffee, dark chocolate and caramel. The taste is a nice blend of chocolate, caramel and coffee flavors, with the coffee being the most prominent. Roasted malt finish mixed with some chocolate. Lightly carbonated. Overall, solid porter with a nice blend of flavors. Worth grabbing.

11-06-2012 16:14:14 | More by PicoPapa
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Connecticut

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Connecticut

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Connecticut

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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-22-2013 12:46:24 | More by bccrosley
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Ghost Pigeon Porter from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.