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Pig Iron Porter - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

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

37 IBU
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3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A smooth porter with a minimal amount of bumpin' flavor touches. Consistent and nice. I think that's where its strength lies is in its consistency and not so much in any unusual flavor settings. Carbonation and the bubble is high and biting. Pleasant enough.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Pig Iron Porter from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.