Ghost Pigeon Porter | New England Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jimmy82063 on 02-04-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
157
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
28.4%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 157
Reviews by CHADMC3:
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black body with brown hues beneath the robust mocha head that is very perseverant before giving way to a thin, yet sticky lacing.

Aromas consist of a very nice mix of chocolate and roasted malt with an earthy hop bitterness lying beneath.

The flavor is much more roasted and a touch smoked with the earthy hops becoming much more noticeable as the chocolate malt temporarily takes a back seat and notes of coffee appear.

Medium in body with medium to generous carbonation and a roasted, palate coating finish.

This is really good and offers a great blend of traditional porter characteristics with a nice portion of hops to give it the American influence. I will be watching for this again.

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Photo of braugon
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of woodchipper
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of far333
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut with a light brown thick head that recedes slowly. Low aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Rich Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and molasses, some espresso and smoke. Rich and full mouthfeel, a bit tannic. Overall, this is s really good beer. Another CT beer to be proud of.

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Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BranfordBound
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had at Haywire Burger Bar in Westbrook, CT back in January 2015. From notes. Really nice porter here on tap. Never have seen it outside of the brewery and it is not canned or bottled. Would love to try again in the winter months. Seems like a nice, lighter dark beer if you don't want their Imperial Stout Trooper.

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Photo of Bizoneill
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Kochiss
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Salesguy1980
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of CraigMack61
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of George1799
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of DanE
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jimmy82063
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprise (at least to me) from New England Brewing. Poured into a tulip glass.

A) Nice deep dark black, small tan head which quickly dissipates.

S) The nose gives off some coffee and chocolate also sense a slight bitterness.

T) Charred coffee, cocoa with some licorice undertones. This finishes with a nice hoppy bitternes (40 IBU's). I like this combination.

M) Smooth and thin which I think is representative of the style.

O) Nice to have found this tasty treat. Hopefully it goes into the rotation.

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Photo of ChrisChagnon
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hutch517
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Tbone2131
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%

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Ghost Pigeon Porter from New England Brewing Co.
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