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War Hammer | Valkyrie Brewing

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Brewed by:
Valkyrie Brewing
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SheepNutz on 05-21-2002

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black color. The head was minimal, and brown colored.
The nose has got hints of coffee. Nothing too strong.
Taste - a mellow blend of coffee, and lactose. Fairly well blended, and not too strong.
Decent body.
Decent coffee beer. I am enjoying his.

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Photo of Lupigrant
4.51/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cfred371
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This bottle was at least a month old, as my dad gave it to me as a gift around Christmas. I let the beer warm for 20 minutes or so.

Look the beer pours a dark brown, with some light coming through on the very edges of the glass. Poured fairly aggressively with minimal head. What head does come up is a khaki color.

Smell: first hint was not what I expected, but seems common in reviews: dark fruit, specifically like a raisin scent. I don't get much else

Taste: raisin, oatmeal, and, possibly a stretch, the finish has some chocolate to it. I was surprised how little coffee I got from War Hammer.

Feel: not terribly carbonated, and about a medium to a little more of a mouthfeel. There is a slight bitterness in the finish that will linger, but it's really not too much.

Overall: A nice beer, but certainly not a world class brew. I'm curious how much coffee they use in their recipe or if the coffee just dies off quickly.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevChiTown
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super interesting only because I expected "coffee-milk-stout-porter"s kinda aways good generic flavor. This one however, is nothing like that. Straight up dried fruit in the nose and taste that right away, I felt would be followed by a sourness, which never came. Very cool beer, nice surprise, will keep an eye out now for something else from Valkyrie.

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Photo of SF_Posse
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Stevedore
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, unknown bottling date. Served in a snifter 11/14/2014.

A- Dark brown body, opaque and dark. Minimal mocha head, very little retention time, no lacing. [3.5]

S- Coffee, dark fruit, no roast. Hint of milk chocolate. Earthy. Not particularly impressive, fairly average nose. [3]

F- Initial taste is odd, with the dark fruit flavours giving me a slight cherry flavour without any tartness; switching over fairly quickly to a mildly bitter coffee flavour mixed in with minimal milk chocolate sweetness, finishing off with a bitter, resinous earthiness and coffee bean. There is not very much depth or intensity of any one flavour; it is simultaneously strange and bland. [3.25]

M- On the thinner side; low in carbonation and quite astringent coffee bean and cherry flavours on the finish. It gets a bit more drinkable as it finishes, but for the most part it's not something I'm looking to guzzle, as it is fairly bitter and slightly metallic on the finish overall. [3]

O- Weird beer. I may have gotten an old bottle, but the coffee flavours manifest mostly as a bitterness on the finish and there is minimal lactose character with little to no roast character that porters typically have. Not a beer I would recommend, unfortunately. [3]

Final score: 3.14

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Photo of zkoehn
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of einman
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Woodman70
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of FFATS
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JasonSullivan
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of lazyfrodo
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lemke10
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a very dark brown/black color with a very minimal head. The aroma is mild with coffee and roasted malts. The taste isn’t is big and bold as I was expecting. The flavor is pretty simple with roasted malts, caramel malts, and coffee. At 4.5% this is missing the big bold taste that 8.0%+ stouts have. Now putting this stuff in a bourbon barrel would make it taste delicious.

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Photo of Hopstout
1/5  rDev -72.3%

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

War Hammer pours a black color with a nice small tan head. There is a nice creamy coffee aroma. The taste has a nice creamy coffee flavor, with a nice light malty and oatty backbone. Nice drinkable flavor, just a bit watery. Overall a nice spin on a porter, good creamy flavors, enjoyable.

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Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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War Hammer from Valkyrie Brewing
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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