Spike Devil Porter | Chatham Brewing, LLC

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

Photo of smithj4
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Gkruszewski
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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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Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep black hue with a two finger foamy caramel head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a robust burnt grain with a nice smokiness. Good coffee and dark chocolate elements as well.

The taste consisted of an upfront burnt grain and coffee. Some charcoal flavors were detected toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style and very smooth. Good residual bitterness.

Overall a very good porter from this small local upstate brewery. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jmdrpi
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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Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pretty dark black color with a finger of frothy tan-brown head. The head faded down to a ring around the glass lacing nicely.

S - Aroma is a blend of roasted chocolate and coffee scents. A tiny bit of smoke and hop are also in noticeable in the background.

T - Starts off with some roasted malt flavor and some sweet chocolate. Through the middle some deeper and richer coffee and chocolate flavors come through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with just a hint of hops that lingers nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy. Finish a touch dry and fairly clean which is very nice.

D - Very drinkable. Nice coffee and chocolate flavors throughout. Well balanced and just enough creaminess. Really nice lingering flavors after the finish.

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

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

Photo of phishbone23
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 k47k
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Stimack
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been looking to try this brew from Chatham for a while now and was happy to see it on tap at Mahar's. The brew had a nice dark color to it, guess it was blacker than deep brown with a thick tightly packed head that had very good retention, which also left a great amount of lacing down the side of the glass. Very nice aromas coming out, deep roasted grains with a slight burnt character, which leads to a slight smokiness with chocolate, coffee and a slight hop scent mixed in. This brew is excellent with the grain characteristics giving a robust burnt and smoky flavor up front with the same coffee and chocolate that was identified in the aroma. The feel of this brew is also very good, nice creamy texture and smooth going down. This is a very easy drinking brew and one that I hope in the future I can get my hands on more often.

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Photo of mitch3114
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of nyrblue2
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of kniles38
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of schaffer9252
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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