God Damn Pigeon Porter | Spiteful Brewing

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God Damn Pigeon PorterGod Damn Pigeon Porter

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American 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!

Added by emerge077 on 05-02-2013

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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 23
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
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 buyyourfreedom
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jacobmeyer47
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can pkgd 11/15/17 poured into a tall tulip boasts a deep, dark, mahogany-leaning, muddy brown body, floating a persistent 1/2in milk chocolate brown head and leaving sheets of artistic lacing.

The aroma is roast malt, cocoa, and slightly metallic.

Flavors start creamy chocolate roast malt, hinting at coffee, or mocha, really and then opening to an almost sticky hop presence, before clearing the pallette with a mix of cocoa and grassiness.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a clean finish.

Overall an impressive porter.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of larryarms847
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown and sits black in the glass with a surprising amount of brown foam, about two fingers.

Citrus, hop resin, roasty, and chocolate notes.

Bitter, but citrus and pine dominant hop bitterness, roasted malt, chocolate, and a little burnt flavor as well.

Medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, resinous, dank, and roasty.

Overall, a damn fine porter.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours black with a cream khaki colored head that eventually leaves some good lacing behind

S- smoky toasted malt aroma gives way to notes of chocolate & a hint of coffee

T- smoky roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of caramel, dark fruit on the finish with a linger of coffee

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- full flavored porter that remains quite drinkable

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3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black body, ample rising tan foam, leaves behind some spindly lace.

Roasty rich coffee aroma, nice. Possibly some unique character from the Simcoe, hard to tell.

Bitter and roasty flavors of black malt, dry coffee, nutty almond and chicory. Finish is very dry and moderately bitter, not much hop flavor just bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. A tasty porter brewed with English Amber malt and American Simcoe hops. Well balanced and drinkable, considering the higher abv.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of dukeandduke
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5/4/18: Purchased 4/6/18 $3.29 + tax at Beer on the Wall.16 ounce canned 12/7/17 poured into nonic glass. Pitch black pour, tow finger puffy tan head. Strong coffee, malt and chocolate aroma. Sharp taste consistent with aroma, coffee the strongest followed by malt and chocolate. Thin texture, carbonation holds. Overall good offering,

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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God Damn Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
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