Good Intentions
Helltown Brewing

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #532
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,513
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
From:
Helltown Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  0
Gots
  8
SCORE
86
Very Good
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of sad to see very little reviews of this especially since it's now canned. Picked it up at the Giant Eagle in waterworks. Didn't get the pour but the taste and smell was nice notes of chocolate, roast with a good dry cocoa finish. Appreciate a good semi dry porter and the ABV was a nice level as well. Recommended!

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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania, Feb 01, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at a nice taphouse in downtown Pittsburgh. Poured with very little lacing. Taste is balanced and good, not great. Touch of oats or something song those lines adds smoothness. Could use a little more malt to support the touch of roast bitterness. This is an above average American porter.

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omahawk from Nebraska, Feb 02, 2018
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5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

They're now bottling this. Poured from the bottle. Nice and black!!! Head dissipated in a couple minutes, but was a pretty brown. Smells of coffee and some chocolate. The taste is out of this world!!!! Roasty, with chocolate and coffee. Mild on the hops. Just a fabulous flavor! It's a toss up between this one and Atwater's Vanilla Java as to which is my all time favorite Porter. This one will knock your socks off if you're a Porter fan. It's THAT good!!

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Irishman_Scott from Pennsylvania, Jan 30, 2017
Photo of flgimp
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: very dark brown, slight head. Plight lacing on glass
S: notes of toasted malt and coffee
T: smooth malt and subtle coffee
F: medium body slight carbonation
O: a nice porter, not overwhelming

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flgimp from Pennsylvania, Jan 01, 2017
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3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown color with a short lived head. The aroma has a touch of roasted malts and coffee associated with the style, but perhaps a bit faint. The taste had a pleasing deeply roasted malt taste, which then disappears. Not bad flavor but really not robust or as strong in the taste as I have come to expect from Helltown. The body was thin and carbonation was at a low medium. Overall, this is not a bad beer but compared to other batches of dark beer I've had from these guys, this is the one I would recommend the least. Upping the roasted malt bill would do a lot of good here. As it is, just a run of the mill porter.

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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania, Feb 05, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look:
Midnight black. Pour aggressively for a beautiful head. Got a half growler of this and was very impressed with the way this beer looks. I think this is the quintessential porter look.

Smell:
Nothing offensive but it could be a little stronger.

Taste:
A little subdued -- it doesn't punch you in the mouth but all of the essential flavors are there.

Feel:
Very solid -- body more noticeable as you get to the finish.

Overall:
If you get a chance to try this it is a great rendition.

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norf_turner from Pennsylvania, Jan 27, 2015
Good Intentions from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 18 ratings