Ghost Pigeon Porter - New England Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by modernartblues:
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler Purchased Today, Poured into a Tulip
A: decent size tan-ish head, recedes fairly quickly, but not entirely, tinges of lazing, pretty, black opaque body, dark
S: roasty with touches of chocolate, roast is the most prominent and quite pleasant
T: chocolate picks up a bit more in the taste, but the roast is the key to this beer, this is both flavorful and an easy drinker, easy to take the next sip. I don't get a ton of hop notes, but there is enough bitterness there to keep the beer together. English yeast lets itself be known on the back end.
M: light and smooth for such a dark beer, nailed the style
O: Damn, I was hoping to be the first review here. This is the latest offering from Nebco. They have yet to take a misstep in my book and this is not exception. Nailed the style with a great drinkable brew. Would love to see this out in the Fall as a seasonal. Too bad it was released in Gold Stock season, so it will be mostly ignored for the time being ;)
Serving type: growler
02-04-2012 21:53:23 | More by modernartblues
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3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: growler
10-19-2013 18:13:57 | More by BTVflatlander
Ghost Pigeon Porter from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.