God Damn Pigeon Porter | Spiteful Brewing

God Damn Pigeon PorterGod Damn Pigeon Porter
BA SCORE
91.3%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 150 ratings
God Damn Pigeon PorterGod Damn Pigeon Porter
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,330
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
150
Liked:
137
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
7.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a teku. The can states that this batch features simcoe hops and wow they didnt skimp on their usage. The smell is all hops: dank, herbal, catty, citrus and fruity/rindy. There is hardly any noticeable roast or porter qualities to be found. By all means this is pretty much a black ipa. Even the flavor is all hops. Its bitter with rindy resin, pith, pulp and herbs. Not a bad beer but really not something id call a porter.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by: Unknown. Drank 12.28.14. Enjoyed at Maria's Community Bar, poured from a 16oz can to a pint glass.

Really excited to try this one after being away from Chicago for a few years. I had heard many great things about Spiteful from friends in the area.

A: Pours a pitch black, heavy frothy tan head, fades to an extremely thin cap...leaving behind an absurd amount of thick sticky lacing...especially for a porter.

S: Rich roasted coffee, bitter hops, dark fruit, roasted barley. Clear and powerful.

T: Similar to founders (ie: dark and hoppy) But with a much more distinct rich coffee flavor. Bakers chocolate, molasses, and bright hops round things out.

M: Medium body, not as thick as the color and ABV would suggest. Lots of prickly carbonation, no alcohol present...but you know this is a high abv beer. You could enjoy a few of these without wearing down your palate.

O: Really fucking good. A great introduction to Spiteful. I would recommend this to drinkers who are fans of both Pales and Porters.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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God Damn Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 91.3% out of 100 with 150 ratings
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