God Damn Pigeon Porter | Spiteful Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
spitefulbrewing.com

Style: Robust Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Out God Damn Pigeon Porter was brewed with our friends from across the pond in mind. We use traditional English Amber malt, but being the unruly Americans we are, we put our own happy twist on things. One of our favorite hops, Simcoe, was added late in the bail. This delightful porter will take your mind off the everyday nuisances of living in a big city, especially those f-ing pigeons!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,498
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
179
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 179
Reviews by beer_truth:
Photo of beer_truth
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First off, the absolute best beer name in history, especially coming from a big city where pigeons are freaking everywhere. It's a good beer, maybe a bit more roasty bitter than I would usually prefer. A bit on the cold-brew coffee side, bitterness definitely lingers. A little smoother on the malts and it would be perfect. Higher abv makes this one dangerously tasty, can hardly taste the alcohol at all. Order another.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What would a "spiteful" brewery do, but give us a porter that pushes the envelope- one that flirts with the roastiness of stout but reins back on the tethers of cream, smoothness, and milkshake to nestle the taste into the normal porter realm.

Dark, devious and strong with robust character, both the look and the scent resonate with French-press coffee, dry cocoa, burnt toast and scorched caramels. It is sounds like a "stout" description, then that's because this porter oversteps its boundary for effect! Its dry and foamy lather sits like bitter coffee on the early palate while a counterpart of burnt marshmallow hurries toward a more mellow middle taste.

Soothing sweetness rises as its acrid roast subsides and the beer rests in a deep toffee, coffee, and bitter chocolate realm. But as the sweetness fades, those tawny, tangy and acidic roast flavors emerge- this time not in taste but in a creamy campfire texture that's just as challenging as it is rewarding. Pushing, pushing, and pushing into a finish that's surprisingly drinkable.

Medium-full early, the beer sheds its early sweetness and associated weight and prefers a toasty, roasty finish in much the way that stout does. But its balance of medium-bodied coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt sugars make it a highly fortified porter instead. Well done Spiteful brewers!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks goes out to Joe for this one. Thanks again mang...

Pours more like the color of a raven over a pigeon. Pitch black nearly, with hazelnut highlights. A sturdy dark tan head does a good job of sticking around, and leaves a silky espresso foam just on the surface.

No cigarette ash, like the image would imply. Instead, a robust medium roast coffee, some dark baking chocolate, and a mild smokiness. Again, not like a cigarette, more like a smoldering charcoal grill, but very subtle. A brown sugar sweetness rounds it out.

It is indeed robust. Full of roasted nuttiness, toasted bread, earthy, and spicy. A dab of smoke, again more like a char. As it warms, some cola spices come in to play.

It's slick, medium feel has a soft carbonation. A spicy tingle leads into a smooth mass. A sharp bite ends into a perfect amount of warmth from it's elevated abv.

My kind of porter right here. No nonsense. Bold. Hearty. I could probably get through the winter with this beer alone.

Thanks again Joe. Cheers.

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Photo of DRush11
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Perfect ,I'm a big spiteful nerd ...been with them since GFY #1 ..but this this the best thing from them that's been canned(including my previous fav . Ghost Bike ) ..magnificent balance . Super rich ! .lots of love !

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God Damn Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 179 ratings