Helltown Good Intentions | Helltown Brewing

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3.92/5
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14 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
helltownbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by norf_turner on 01-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,115
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by norf_turner:
Photo of norf_turner
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
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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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +27.6%
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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Photo of MrJuengling
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flgimp
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of rodlavers
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMiller319
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ericjb9
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Helltown Good Intentions from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 14 ratings