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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

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
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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George1799

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.1%

10-19-2013 22:56:19 | More by George1799
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

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
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KelsoSaaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-02-2013 18:54:06 | More by KelsoSaaz
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-01-2013 01:19:07 | More by Stum-pub
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-29-2013 17:00:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ConorE728

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

09-28-2013 22:08:36 | More by ConorE728
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2013 05:23:58 | More by polishkaz
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2013 03:14:22 | More by thegerm87
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-24-2013 15:47:17 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-30-2013 09:02:44 | More by jaxon53
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bigedct

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-08-2013 02:32:20 | More by bigedct
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-26-2013 15:31:49 | More by Bizoneill
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braugon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

01-11-2013 20:58:19 | More by HopsHopenstein
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a mug from my fridge in the cellar. The beer pours a deep brown hue with creamy cascading tan head that recedes to a sturdy surface layer and leaves dense tightly packed latticework on the glass after each sip.
Aroma is rich roasted malt and just a bit of dark cacao mixed in for good measure. I dont really get much hop profile on the nose.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth texture and gentle mild carbonation.
The flavor is similar to the nose with mostly roasted malt and some dark chocolate, but I get hits of coffee bean here that I didnt notice on the nose.
Again no hop hits and no signs of booze anywhere. This is a smooth drinking tasty porter that I am glad I have a sixtel of in the basement. I could, and have been drinking this every night and it still makes me smile with each glass.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 04:17:08 | More by sulldaddy
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-02-2012 19:25:57 | More by Casterbridge
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far333

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-19-2012 17:22:44 | More by Durge
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

11-13-2012 01:21:04 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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xacidx

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-08-2012 21:10:27 | More by xacidx
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-30-2012 18:48:26 | More by seplo
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-30-2012 00:21:24 | More by RonfromJersey
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: growler

10-26-2012 22:10:18 | More by alexgash
Ghost Pigeon Porter from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.