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Pig Iron Porter - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Pig Iron Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic porter, dark and full of roasted malt flavor. Chocolate notes are well balanced by a slight bitterness.

37 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -55%

01-13-2014 00:05:20 | More by lccrunchy
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J_Ross

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -48.6%

07-07-2014 03:10:18 | More by J_Ross
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

02-20-2012 01:35:09 | More by Mudawg
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

09-12-2012 14:16:22 | More by wattoclone
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

06-06-2013 17:57:56 | More by mwz5021
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csmartin6

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-05-2013 23:45:50 | More by csmartin6
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-28-2011 18:35:38 | More by brez8791
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BrewBear

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-10-2013 20:05:13 | More by BrewBear
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PSUDREW

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Going to a chain pub like Iron hill, I wonder what the various beers taste like at the locations, and, with the word of mouth for this beer, it has piqued.

It pours abrownish ruby color, with enought ransperencey to see the rom and the light in the glasses relefction. Smells light a sweet, with hnits of chocolate. Tasting ti the chocolate and malts are there, with enough hints of hop to make it interesting. The tase does tend to stick in the back of your mouth, and, as our waiter said, makes it a nice desert beer. Finishes a little stickey sweet, but in a good way

05-13-2004 04:01:49 | More by PSUDREW
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prodgerm

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -14.4%

Good basic porter had both regular tap and cask conditioned. Rich color with low carbonation, especially the cask condition. Both a bit thin bodied. Roasted smell and flavor comes through but not over powering. The 5% alcohol makes this a good session beer. (Also had Baltic Porter see review)

11-29-2009 12:44:18 | More by prodgerm
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -14.4%

The porter arrived at my table with a tan, 3/4" head floating on a dark chocolate brown liquid. It's very attractive.

The nose is mild with hints of coffee and malt. The taste is also coffee and nuts with a bit of chocolate. It's very creamy served this way.

An enjoyable porter but not a session beer. I followed it with their IPA.

06-05-2008 11:44:07 | More by Tucquan
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -13.1%

Pig Iron Porter @ Iron Hill West Chester

Pours a dark brown/amber with ruby highlights, short livid off white head. Smell has alittle roast, light cocoa and a bit of vanilla. In the taste, roasted malt, light coffee flavor but alittle watery. Mouthfeel also a bit on the thin side. Still the flavors work, just alittle light and the feel could be stronger. Not one of the most impressive offerings Iron Hill has.

03-22-2011 05:51:57 | More by Stinkypuss
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -13.1%

had on-tap at the Media location, served in pint glass.

dark brown almost black in appearance, with thin white head. smell and taste are roasted malt, a little bitter. not much in the way of your typical coffee and chocolate notes typical of a porter.

mouthfeel was on the thinner side, medium carbonation. fiarly easy drinking and smooth.

10-24-2010 21:21:16 | More by jmdrpi
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rawhydes1

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%

Characteristic dark-brown. No head when it arrived at my table, so, cannot evaluate.

Mild smokiness to the nose.

Average complexity of flavor for this porter. Subtle molasses, coffee, malt, and smoke flavorings.

Goes down VERY EASY. Maybe a good choice for a session, for the porter drinker. Very drinkable.

Overally, a moderately flavorful, very drinkable porter.

02-01-2009 02:54:29 | More by rawhydes1
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-03-2012 20:25:48 | More by PaBeerLover
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ububru

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-08-2012 18:07:06 | More by ububru
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-21-2013 17:07:31 | More by IdrinkGas
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one4thegutter

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-03-2013 11:43:38 | More by one4thegutter
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greyghost86

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-10-2013 12:34:01 | More by greyghost86
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tpacek

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-09-2014 14:40:09 | More by tpacek
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-01-2012 02:38:18 | More by Phacoman
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

On the night I visited the new brewery they had two versions of Pig Iron: the co2 and Nitro versions. I tasted a sample of the first, but opted for a pint of the second.

A - Appears like Bailey's it has so much gas making it appear like creamy coffee, but the slow cascade brings an off white head to the surface. It reminds me of a milkshade it is so smooth and it measures about 2 fingers atop the dark brown liquid.

S - Big fresh roasted coffee and roasted barley notes w/ a full nutty dry scent in the aroma. Rich toasted notes and light yeasty scents dominate the nose.

M - Smooth, full and creamy as expected in this nitro version. A gentle nutty roasted aspect appears w/ low carbonation in overall texture. Slightly dry in the finish w/ a gentle spiced quality.

T - Rich, sweet malt swirls 'round the tongue w/ a light chalky dry element as it warms w/ a very roasted flavor. Subtle full malty essence w/ a rich overoasteed quality that hints at a nut shop in the midst of roasting action. The flavor has plenty or malt and a bit of hops to keep it balanced. A basic porter w/ subtle boost of smoothness w/ the nitrogen.

D - I could probably drink several, but consider it an average porter in the scheme of things. Not highly drinkable, but better than average and I appreciate the chance to taste it in the nitro version. I suppose a fan of Guinness might like the mouthfeel, but it has more roasted character than sweetness. Not one I would return to often most likely.

12-02-2007 16:34:25 | More by Slatetank
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-25-2014 01:00:49 | More by kvgomps
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bcgeiman

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-02-2014 18:06:33 | More by bcgeiman
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-21-2014 03:31:54 | More by rolltide8425
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Pig Iron Porter from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.