Sweetwater Exodus Porter | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Exodus PorterSweetwater Exodus Porter
351 Ratings
Sweetwater Exodus PorterSweetwater Exodus Porter

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-2002

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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 134
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kdawg105
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great porter. Very smooth. Its has the color and characteristic of a normal porter but not much hang time on the lace. The smell is quite nice but a little light. It taste great wonderful drinking brew, nice balanced body for mouthfeel I would recommend trying it but not one of Sweetwater's best!

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Photo of n2185
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with two fingers of beige head that fades into a thin layer with good lacing.

S: Roasted malts with tons of creamy chocolate aromas dominate with some sweet coffee notes and a slightly smokey finish.

T: Again, roasted malts up front with loads of creamy semi-sweet chocolate dominating the body. There are light coffee and char flavors with only a slight bitterness toward the finish. Very tasty.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer feels surprisingly light and clean for a porter, making it very drinkable.

O: A good porter overall, not overly complex but very drinkable and tasty. At only 5.9%, it's damn near sessionable as well.

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Photo of Loki
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, deep brown with a medium white head that disappates quickly. (Do any of the SweetWater beers keep a head?)

Aromas of caramel, chocolate, malt, some hops, and a dark coffee (maybe sumatra) waft from this brew. The taste continues right where the aroma started with chocolate, malt, and a bitterness much like a good coffee. Definately not a Spring or Summer beer, but would be great for Late Fall and Winter.

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Photo of Chaney
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as an extra from GatorBeerNerd at Sexual Chocolate Day 2011. Thanks Donnie!

A: Poured a vicious dark, pretty much black color, with a massive 1-2 finger off-white head that stayed at least a sheet of bubbles over the dark liquid below it throughout the entire session.

S: Wonderful smell of chocolate, with toasted marshmallow. It also had a bit of that characteristic of a porter smell of BBQ or mild bacon.

T: Very much like the smell.... only even better. There surprisingly wasn't much coffee on the full-bodied flavor. It was much more chocolatey and/or candy-like in nature. The candy? Smores! - chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows.

M: Very creamy and then some! The carbonation was fairly low, but not too. After all, it would have been tough to create a head like this brew had on an anemic carbonation reserve. Despite the candy flavor, the sugar content was never cloying, but just right IMO!

D: I was really taken aback by how much I enjoyed this brew. I've tried several Sweetwater brews and I've noticed that they are either fantastic or barely drinkable. This one was the former....

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a bit light for a porter. Deep, deep brown with a thin white head.

The smell reminds me of Edmund Fitzgerald. Sharp bitter woody smell, along with dry coffee and powdered dark chocolate. Taste is dry and woody, with lots of coffee. Starts off sweet, then you get all the dry woody and coffee notes, then it finishes chewy, roasty, and finally clean. The dry bitter coffee is all that really lingers.

A very well put together porter, but its just in a tough category.

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Photo of UnionMade
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of LostBear Brew. Thanks!
The beer pours a deep, dark brown, topped with a fat, tan head. Good head retention, but no lacing. Nice aroma, thick with coffee and cocoa bittersweet maltiness. Some plum and piney hop notes. The first sip reveals a restrained coffee bittersweetness, moving elegantly into a moderately hopped, maltier finish. Notes of dark chocolate, carob, and some fig. Roasted malt takes precedence throughout, accented with cleanish ale fruitiness and restrained hopping. Mild carbonation, with a lightish medium body. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Very nice, this is a sessionable porter if I've ever had one. A very drinkable brew for when you're in the mood for darker stuff. Milder and soothing, this is my idea of a comfort beer. A great one for sitting on the porch and carrying a conversation with a couple friends.

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Photo of Jredner
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma came across a little grassy to me which could have been hops, but thankfully roasty elelments, mildly coffee tinged, do come in shortly after. Reddish brown to dark brown in color this porter sports an initially bubbly head that compresses into pinky thin tan line. Mmmm very nice mildly roasty, but amply malty fore. That is how a porter should start right there. it gets a little "Nut Brown Aleish" there in the middle with some dry and oily peanut skin notes, but gets back on track and finishes with a mildly chocolate tinged, roasty smoothness. Nice one and typically underrated as most fine porters on this site are.

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Photo of TheSeeker61
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was impressed with this offering. In fact it was one of the best porters I've experienced. The appearance was a very dark brown with an inch head. Poured into a pint glass from a growler. The nose was giving off some very attractive chocolate/coffee smells. The tongue was a pleasant combination of chocolate coffee faint vanilla cream. Mouthfeel was somewhat watery. Thought it should have been at least medium. Overall very enjoyable and will pick this up again.

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Photo of purplehops
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Exodus poured a deep opaque brown with a medium tan head that dissipated quickly into a thin ring around the glass. Little to no lacing on the glass. The aroma was black malt, roasted barley, and chocolate. The taste started with french roast coffee flavors blended with chocolate and caramel malt flavors. The finish was dry with a nice balance of charcoal, chocolate, and some notes of citrus hops. The aftertaste was bitter chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel was medium with a smooth texture.
Overall a nice surprise for a southern U.S. beer. Having grown up in Georgia I never considered it "porter" country. Exodus was filling, pleasant, and enjoyable with a nice balance of bitter and sweet.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz longneck brown bottle, capped. Date notched on label.

This porter poured a very dark brown with hints of red if held to the light (not completely opaque), with creamy, tan foam that dissipated relatively quickly. The smell was mild: sweet dark malt. The taste was dominated by sweet, dark roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee and caramel, and low hop presence. The mouthfeel was full bodied, creamy, smooth, and relatively clean. The carbonation was medium. This was a nice, enjoyable porter, and very easy to drink.

Thanks to aracauna for this bottle.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am sampling this beer courtesy of DING and SS 07.
Thanks man!
The beer is at cellar temp and poured into a snifter.
Even with gentle pour an overwhelming creamy beige head fills the glass without emptying the bottle. I'll give a small hit in score due to overfoaming.
The head slowly recedes leaving windowpane lattice as it fades, the center of the head almost looks like a milkshake it is so thick.
Clear mahogany in color.
Aroma is mild yet malty with some chocolate and caramel with some nice roasted notes as well.
First sip reveals a smooth silky textured medium body with very fine and tingly carbonation.
Flavor is clean and sweet with chocolate and some mild sweetened coffee notes. No real hop presence to be found. I get a bit of tanginess on the finish, not sure what to attribute that too, almost like diacetyl.
Very drinkable no hint of ABV.
Nice brew.

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Photo of MSchae1017
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in a Pint Glass from a Bottle.

The beer pours almost opaque black lined with an amber hue. The head is rather frothy and sizeable but dissipated. It smells sweet and malty. This is definitely some roasted malts. It tastes of roasted chocolate malts but there isn't much by the way of hops. This is quite good though. It is very smooth with the right amount of thickness and carbonation. Another good one to pick up if you are in the atlanta Area.

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Sweetwater Exodus Porter from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 351 ratings
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