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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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marty717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-30-2012 15:54:13 | More by marty717
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-13-2012 20:52:07 | More by RBorsato
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-19-2012 01:45:41 | More by jagada
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Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-13-2012 03:17:56 | More by Honeycutt
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

On tap at Iron Hill Media.

Pours a very deep brown, nearly black color, with a cream colored head that settles slowly and nice lacing. Very traditional in the aroma; very roasty, charred malt, with hints of espresso, and a bit of herbal and floral hops underneath.

Traditional and old-school in flavor as well; it’s all about the roasted, slightly burned malt flavor, with suggestions of black espresso and bittersweet chocolate, and a subtle floral hoppiness lending additional bitterness to the picture. Buried underneath but slowly emerging as the beer warms is a hint of sourness not strong enough to be disconcerting, but that nonetheless feels like a slight flaw. The modest sweetness of the beer dries up almost completely in the finish.

Medium bodied and carbonated, with a decent amount of smoothness on tap that elevates the mouthfeel above many other bottled porters of this type. A solid and dependable example of the style.

09-27-2012 03:07:54 | More by tobelerone
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Had this down in the Noth Wales store.
A nice looking beer with a deep brown color, a tall deep beige head, plenty o' lacing to go around.
Carbonation, who knows.
Aromatics were good but basic. Had a good malty aroma.

Taste was full flavor with a good roasted malt bill and some flavors of chocolate.

Felt smooth and almost velvetty on the palette with a bitter, but not too bitter finish.

As for a chain brewpub it was a standard beer with nothing really standing out. It was good and I liked it and thats the important thing.

09-16-2012 17:25:07 | More by micromaniac129
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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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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-15-2012 14:18:07 | More by Woodysbeard
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Half finger head on a near jet black body and excellent lacing. Aroma consists of dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso and earthy hops. The flavor follows this perfectly which each of those same notes echoed in the flavor. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very nicely flavorful porter and may be one of their better brews.

07-29-2012 22:28:15 | More by kylehay2004
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2012 23:40:29 | More by bhir
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-14-2012 18:50:32 | More by Rhettroactive
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2012 03:14:48 | More by avisong
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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-17-2012 00:19:15 | More by Hophead717
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ububru

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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axman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-03-2012 20:25:48 | More by PaBeerLover
Pig Iron Porter from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.