Hodad Porter | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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437 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
fiddleheadbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pschul4 on 04-01-2013

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#1,838
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
437
pDev:
8.65%
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Ratings: 437 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear mahogany with tan head.
Smell is vanilla, chocolate, some coconut.
Taste follows, loads of vanilla, cocoa, coconut is a bit muted but still there.
Light to medium body.
Overall a tasty brew.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For a 5.5% porter this is quite outstanding. Very flavorful and chocolatey with a hint of saltiness. Really likes this beer.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Apellonious
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a pint glass, black with brown highlights and a two finger fluffy tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, coconut on the nose. The taste is right in line. The feel is medium light, with a medium light amount of carbonation. Gets a little creamy as it warms. A lot of things going on here, but it all blends together well in a lighter porter package. Recommended.

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Photo of clake
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reggie3025
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 01/31/18. Served in a sort of a chalice thingy - because I'm fancy.

Pours a very clear, thin Cherry Coke colour with a big, billowing, rocky and dimpled beige head of fluff. I love the look of this beer and I'm just going to sit here and look at it for a while...

...Ok. The nose is somewhat less impressive than the head but, anyway, it mostly smells of toasted walnuts but I guess I get the toasted coconut, too. Actually, it smells like german chocolate cake...

...which is pretty much what it tastes like, too. Red devils food cake, brown sugar caramel, the toasted nuts and toasted coconut. Only lightly sweet and with some mild, dry, roasted chicory-like bitterness.

Feel is smooth and powdery in a light-bodied sort of way with gentle carbonation. There's a sensation of boozy warmth in the gullet beyond what I'd expect from the stated 5.5% abv.

A fine and respectable breakfast beer. A little thin bodied, perhaps, to see me through to lunch but with good flavour. If I were ever going to drink a porter on the beach, this would likely be the one.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell and taste was all vanilla and maple for me..coconut is listed in the description, but i smelled or tasted none..even with that it didnt distract for me as i did enjoy this, bit light on the carbonation, but regardless this was a nice porter!

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Photo of epyon396
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RT-Kris
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes of cocoa, slight vanilla and coconut. Chalky taste, smooth, light

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duvalldo1
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hgbckt
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany brown where light passes through the edge of the glass. Lasting, but small, head. Slippery blanketing lace which leaves the glass relatively barren of permanent bubbles.

Chalky, cocoa aroma. Attractive but unassuming.

The flavor features the cocoa first and foremost, but I also detect a light coconut which adds to the taste. Moderate to lighter body with a lower than expected carbonation. Short aftertaste but it is full of flavor.

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Photo of skyfra
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanm3850
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You require this in your beer fridge. Well worth the trip.

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hodad Porter from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 437 ratings