Ghost Pigeon Porter - New England Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by alexgash:
4.48/5 rDev +8.5%
64 oz. growler filled on 10/25/12.
Dark root beer brown body. Not too viscous, but thick enough. Small, pinkie finger of dense, gauzy, light sandy head. Some lacing. Nose full of dark chocolate, roasted barley, and French roast coffee. Very nice. Accents of milk chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, and licorice.
Dark, bitter roasted malt and coffee up front. Espresso like in its bitterness and intensity. Very nice. Roasted bitterness sticks around as dark chocolate, peat, and tobacco fill in. Traces of vanilla and molasses. Dry finish, with long lingering roasted coffee and malt. Medium plus body with an almost sticky feel. Nice carbonation levels. Very well done!
10-26-2012 22:10:18 | More by alexgash
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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
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
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
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
Ghost Pigeon Porter from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.