Salted Caramel Porter
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

Salted Caramel PorterSalted Caramel Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #743
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,636
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.61%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
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Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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85
Very Good
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown in color with a fingernail of brown covering a third of the middle. The aroma is of roasted malt and caramel. I’m tasting gently roasted malt and caramel. The mouth seems just a bit thin and watery.

Nov 14, 2020
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mooseisloose from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a sixer in the UP. Let’s give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of cream soda and caramel. Pours to a jet black with a tan head that dissipates immediately. Taste is indeed salty and caramel. Hints of toffee and butterscotch. Not overly sweet yet would be a great dessert beer. It is what is says it is. Reading other reviews somebody hit it spot on, this smells like Mackinac Island Fudge shops. I recognized that as well, just couldn’t put a finger in it.

Dec 23, 2019
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, smells mild and pleasant, smells true to taste, mild salt all way through, mild smooth caramel finish, light, enjoyable mouthfeel; could be thicker being a porter.

Mar 09, 2019
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Sweet aroma of caramel. Tastes of sweet caramel with a hint of bitterness at the end. Creamy mouth feel.

Sep 05, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice porter, pours deep amber with mild amount of head and some lingering lacing. Smells faintly of caramel, tastes of caramel, oats, malt and biscuit. Some faint hints of coffee and chocolate. I don't really taste the "salted" part of the caramel though. Nice clean finish, mildly smooth mouthfeel, mild carbonation throughout. I would definitely drink this one again - not overly sweet so it still pairs nicely with savory food.

Apr 29, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a 12 fl oz can on February 22, 2018. Look is dark brown with a thin head and spotty lacing. Smell and taste is dark roasted malt with hint of caramel and salt. Feel is medium in body.

Feb 24, 2018
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a can of Pigeon Hill Brewing's Salted Caramel Porter last week for $1,79 at The Lager Mill. This guys can be hit or miss, but this one sounded good to me and I thought I would take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it that goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a darker brown color which didn't change when held to the light and it had a fingers worth of creamy and slightly bubbly light tan head that died down to a a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking Porter, but I wish it was a little darker.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a caramel and a really creamy and milky aroma that had some candied and butterscotch like aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that goes into the malts which impart some caramel malt, lightly toasted malt, grainy, sweet malt and light chocolate like aroma. This beer has a nice aroma, but I wish the salted caramel was highlighted more.

T- The taste seems to be a little similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the caramel being the first to show up and it's the same as it was in the aroma with those milky and creamy flavors coming through, but they were a little lighter than they were in the aroma. Up next comes a little bit of dough yeast which leads into the malts which show up just as a little more than they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects with a little more of a coffee and roasted malt flavor showing up. On the finish there's a higher amount of low bitterness with a caramel, coffee and creamy milk like aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the salted caramel was highlighted more.

M- Fairly smooth, a little creamy, pretty crisp, a little on thin side, slightly watery, on the slightly lighter side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent, but I wish it was thicker and a little creamier.

Overall I thought this was decent beer and it was pretty close to being an average example of the style, it's not bad, but it really doesn't deliver on the salted caramel like I was hoping for. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, it doesn't really make me want to go back for another one. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's a nice looking beer. What I liked the least about this beer is the mouthfeel and how the salted caramel isn't really showcased that well, those two aspects need some work. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down and I would only recommend it your looking for a lighter porter with a little bit of caramel, but more creamy and milk like tasting. All in all i wasn't biggest fan of this beer, it wasn't bad, but it could for sure use some work. It's not a favorite beer from this brewery and it's pretty close to being an average example of the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use some work.

Dec 07, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours black with cola like body and head no lacing thin ring around the glass.

Aroma - Light roasted malts, salted caramel and chocolate come out nicely along with some vanilla and light graham cracker.

Taste - Roasted malts, some chocolate the salted caramel sweetness comes out from beginning to lingering at the end.

Feel - Really pretty thin hint of dryness on the finish.

Overall- Aroma and taste are pretty solid look and feel are off. Still an overall solid beer.

Dec 02, 2017
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KEH from Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Hmmm... The first thing I noticed was the soft can. I always question the quality of beers that come in soft cans. Regardless, I bought it and tried it. It pours nice and dark with a nice tan head, as I'd expect any porter to pour. The aroma hit me right away - it kind of reminded me of how the fudge shops on Mackinac Island smell... really sweet and almost sickening. Being on the sweet side (as one would expect,) this isn't a beer I'd want to drink a lot of, but I wouldn't have minded having it after a meal. While I did not hate the beer, I can't see myself every buying it again.

Nov 17, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm trying this beer at Pete's Place in Taylor, MI. It poured an opaque dark with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints caramel cream. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with caramel latte flare. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

Nov 17, 2017
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can to shaker pint. Dark brown liquid capped with three fingers of rich mocha head. Dissipates to a thin ring, no lacing. Nice, big aromas of milk chocolate, gooey caramel, char, chocolate biscuit. Flavor is sweet caramel, salt, roast coffee, cocoa powder, milk chocolate (almost like coffee Rolos in sea salt). Thinner feel, clean finish. Between this and OCP, Pigeon Hill is getting the flavored porters down.

Oct 28, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/13/2017. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, coffee, sea salt, smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, caramel, and light earthy hop/salt notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, coffee, sea salt, smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, caramel, and light earthy hop/salt flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that us great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an excellent dessert style American porter! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, caramel, and light earthy hop/salt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Nicely rich and complex for the ABV; with perfectly balanced caramel and porter flavors. Not much salt, but probably only used to enhance the flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

Oct 21, 2017
Salted Caramel Porter from Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 40 ratings