Hodad Porter
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #20
Ranked #4,085
4.16 | pDev: 8.41%
Sep 18, 2020
Apr 01, 2013
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Notes: Chocolate Vanilla Bean Toasted Coconut.
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4 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JMT1 from Pennsylvania

Lots of coconut - don’t really taste the chocolate.

Jul 07, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: light black, dark brown, and dark ruby red. 1/2 finger tan head

s: roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate. vanilla, sweet lactose, coconut

t: follows the nose. dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oak, and roasted malts. sweet lactose and vanilla. oak and some earhty woody notes

m: medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: pretty decent porter. the coconut is more pronounced in the nose than the taste, but the roast is nice and the abv matches style

Jun 21, 2020
3.94 by Burt from Rhode Island on Mar 08, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

On tap at the Public House near Queechee Gorge.
Deep black in color with a thin tan head that persists.
Rich roasty beer with a huge chocolate presence. Light coconut thankfully. Really great desert beer.

Mar 01, 2020
4.25 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Feb 23, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mikeinportc from New York

Canned 1/27/20

Dark brown, not-quite-black, with 2.5 fingers of long-lasting head, that leaves 2 rings of lacing.

Smell is , as expected , chocolate, as in brownie batter, and lightly sweetened coconut.

Taste is roasty malt, light lightly-sweetened chocolate, slight cola, and some light coconut on the finish. Light, slightly drying bitterness on finish.

Feel is light-medium, with light carbonation tingle.

Very good porter . Normally , I would pass on one with such add-junks, but being my first crack at something from Fiddlehead, I gave it a try. I wasn't disappointed. :) The extras are done with a light touch, and compliment, rather than overshadow the base beer. Well-done!

Feb 23, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big coconut, cocoa, and roasted malt. Medium-light bodied, sweet, roasty, with moderate carbonation. I really like how the coconut shines in here but I still really get porter flavor. Beer is nice and clean and never cloyingly sweet. I will pick this up again.

Feb 23, 2020
4.09 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Feb 21, 2020
4.1 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York on Feb 17, 2020
4.13 by Bandi from New York on Feb 14, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is dark brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted coconut are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has even stronger flavors of toasted coconuts along with underlying notes of vanilla and hints of chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: From the smell to taste, this beer is all about the aromas and flavors of toasted coconuts. There is just a touch of sweetness, but with all of the coconut, it could make for a good pairing with a dessert.

Serving type: can

Feb 14, 2020
3.94 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Feb 11, 2020
4 by cp45 from New Jersey on Jan 31, 2020
4.25 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2020
4.15 by doremite from Vermont on Dec 18, 2019
4.21 by neliam24 from New York on Dec 02, 2019
3.93 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2019
4.25 by lccrunchy from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2019
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4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by kw_pip from Vermont

Draught. Very good winter dark beer with a proper balance of flavor to sweetness.

Nov 26, 2019
4.16 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Nov 25, 2019
3.65 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Sep 15, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at BWW

Sep 03, 2019
4.14 by avisong from Virginia on Jun 11, 2019
3.99 by jbertsch from Massachusetts on May 31, 2019
4.21 by BillRoth from Maryland on May 16, 2019
4.08 by mltobin from Connecticut on May 13, 2019
4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont on Apr 28, 2019
3.67 by emottram from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2019
4 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Apr 22, 2019
4.3 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Apr 20, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Holderness from Massachusetts

L — Pours a moderately dark brown body with a finger of light tan head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing
S — Nutty coffee, coconut, vanilla, milk chocolate, maple
T — Coconut, marshmallow, vanilla, hazelnut, light roast coffee, milk chocolate, light roastiness
F — Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Easy drinking
O — The coconut really comes through nicely here. Reminds me of a lighter version of Trillium’s Toasted Coconut PM Dawn, which was one of my favorite stouts they’ve made


Apr 08, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DoctorD from Maine

Doesn't look or smell impressive, but this was one of the creamiest, most decadent dessert beers I have tried. Superb thick taste for a porter yet easy drinking and sweet, this is very smooth and very accessible to those that are not serious beer drinkers.

Apr 07, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by M_C_Hampton from Georgia

A: draft, dark brown with a short head, clear

S: sweet vanilla and coconut bon bon

T: lots of vanilla flavor throughout, light toasted coconut

M: very light

Apr 06, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 27, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a deep cola brown color with 2 fingers of effervescent khaki head. The head leaves a ton of sticky cobweb lacing as it settles into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings lots of vanilla, coconut, chocolate fudge cake, and dark roasted malts. There's some faint nuttiness throughout.

The flavor brings notes of chocolate cake, vanilla, roasted almonds, and toasted coconut. The roasted character keeps the sweetness at bay.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Light, but creamy and exceptionally smooth. The 5.5 abv makes this crushable as hell.

Overall, a great porter that comes exactly as advertised: The can calls this a "Chocolate Vanilla Toasted Coconut Porter." Yep. That about sums it up. It's sweet but never cloying and it's so drinkable it's terrifying.

Mar 27, 2019
4.35 by jvillefan from California on Mar 12, 2019
4.08 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Feb 05, 2019
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