Hodad Porter | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Hodad PorterHodad Porter
BA SCORE
92.8%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 403 ratings
Hodad PorterHodad Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pschul4 on 04-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,688
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
403
Liked:
374
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
8.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of robrio89
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

The appearance was dark brown capped with a finger’s worth of tan head that quickly dies off. No lacing. The smell started off with a light bitter to roasty coffee bean and added a light coconut and cocoa blend. The taste was mainly roasty with a nice ample bitter and then the sweet coconut to balance. There’s no aftertaste but it had a quick semi-dry roasty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonated as an American Porter, delicate roast takes over as it runs over my tongue. Overall, American Porter with coconut, well, it sure is fitting and taking it one step further - Hawaiian styled porter.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquabears
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black/brown with a thick (very thick!) cream-colored head. Smells like coconut and vanilla. Sweet cream, hint of roast. Taste is sweet coconut and vanilla, getting some rich chocolate, even some bitter coffee. The sweetness is balanced, not overwhelming. Smooth and fairly light body, but also slick.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler: Poured a black color porter with medium size foamy head with good retention. Aroma consist of notes of vanilla and chocolate notes with hints of hazelnut. Taste is a nice but intense mix of hazelnut, vanilla and chocolate notes with some flavors resembling tiramisu. Body is about average with creamy texture and good carbonation. Nice but flavors are extreme and end up being overwhelming.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great unique Porter. Full flavours of vanilla, coconut & chocolate. A little thin on the mouthfeel but went great with the pizza at the restaurant attached to the brewery. Definitely worth a try!

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Photo of thisXwar
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

growler thanks to Ian. Delicious but a little goes a long way - a little too sweet.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rating from notes taken Zwanze Day 2014:

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark with a dark cream head. Strong coffee and vanilla for both taste and smell. Great mouthfeel, tastes great. One of the better porters I can remember having

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Photo of N1Nkasi
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cj8311
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GreenMind
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a fresh growler at Fiddlehead on 6/27.
A - Pours dark with a small head that shrinks to a thin ring.
S - Aroma is coffee, vanilla and coconut.
T - Flavor is coconut forward, not as sweet as some I have had.
M - Rather thin mouth feel, my only complaint about this beer.
O - This is very good, perhaps the best coconut flavored beer I've had so far.

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Photo of puftdank
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Lucoli
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
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: 92.8% out of 100 with 403 ratings
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