Spike Devil Porter | Chatham Brewing, LLC

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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Chatham Brewing, LLC
New York, United States
chathambrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Chatham Porter

Added by Todd on 08-19-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 12
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Their best beer, enjoyed on tap. Smoke, chocolate and bitter coffee. So some complexity. Tad of head. Woody at room temperature. Medium mouthfeel. Drying finish like an Irish stout. Maybe a different carbonation would mnake a difference, as it was well astringent.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 7/26/08. Growler shared by beastiefan2k. Pours black with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roast and coffee. Flavor is quite roasty, with some alcohol notes. Slightly weakish palate. A chill porter but nothing special.
7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mitch3114
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbub18
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darwin232
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sour

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured pitch black with a decent sized creamy brown head on top. The head is leaving a little bit of lacing on the glass. There's no light coming through the glass and nothing is visible on the inside.

S: Pretty standard in terms of porters: burnt/roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, hints of coffee and dark fruit. Overall, smells pretty nice.

T: On point with the aroma. There's a good amount of roastiness layered on top of some dark fruits (raisins and plums). Also finishes with nice bitter sweetness.

F: It's a little light-bodied for me personally as I expect beers that are this dark to lean on the thicker side, but it's okay. I would say this falls into the medium category as it pertains to body. Decent carbonation, but I would have enjoyed a slightly thicker mouthfeel.

O: This is not bad. It is probably one of my favorites that I have had from Chatham. There are some really good flavors going on in terms of dark roasted malts, dark fruits, and some sweetness.

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3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, no date

pours black, with a thick dark brown head. looks very nice. aroma is of mild chocolate and coffee flavors. same with taste - only mild roastiness. neither sweet nor dry, good balance. medium to thick bodied.

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours dark and porter like, moderate dark khaki cap that leaves fine low sheeting

Light milk chocolate on the nose

More milk chocolate, some cafe au lait. Moderately burnt malts.

Smooth and fairly creamy

Dry and resiny hopped up finish

Well worth a try...better then decent porter

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spike Devil Porter from Chatham Brewing, LLC
3.93 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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