Pigs Ass Porter | Harvest Moon Brewery

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126 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harvest Moon Brewery
Montana, United States
harvestmoonbrew.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed by Harvest Moon in 1997, this beer is a multiple award-winning dark ale brewed in the Burton, England style owing to the similarity of water chemistry in Belt compared to this classic porter producing area in England. Plenty of body without a sharp bite, this ale is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate and black malts to create a creamy, smooth, roasted, slightly chocolate tasting ale with a touch of hops in the finish. This ale can be enjoyed in every season and is best when served cool, not cold. And why the name? While drinking this new brew one evening back in 1997, the local hog farmer showed up to collect our spent mash and we that what could be better for fattening pigs?

Added by rebel1771 on 10-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
20
For Trade:
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of joe-traveler
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding, I look for this porter on tap each time I'm in Montana.

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Photo of luke12345
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcubz
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mobiushorn
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Real time review. Decent feel. Not too sweet. Not bad. Not really good. Nonoffensive but not a lot of flavor either. Not to be harsh but this is just a middle of the road porter. Had worse. Had much better.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste: deep toasted, chocolate malt, semi sweet, toffee, smokey bacon notes with a roasted coffee nose.
Very dark brown, clear, with a smaller tan head, not much lace.
Medium/Full body

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid Solid like a rock. For some reason reminds me of bully porter by boulevard. One of the better options up montucky way for a porter so maybe my score is biased because big fish small pond like hot buttered soul on the radio

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had bottled at Copper Horse in the Bozeman, MT airport

Appearance - Poured into a pint glass produced an auburn brown brew with a khaki colored, quarter finger width head with poor retention, resulting in mostly barren surface.

Smell - Mild aroma, hitting on fair caramel notes, toffee and distant chocolate. Faint earthy hop notes as well.

Taste - Follows the.nose. Mild, but flavorful. Toffee and caramel with lesser chocolate undertone. Mild earth hop character. Ghostly fig? Finishes with a touch of roasted malt; balanced and bittersweet with the aforementioned flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with fair carbonation. Starts slick, then finishes fairly dry.

Overall - A solid English-style porter. Its no Samuel Smiths, but few are. I wouldn't say no to another one.

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Photo of paullmcm25
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not pitch black liquid sitting under a small tannish head of foam.

The nose reveals notes of roasted malt and chocolate. One other thing there; either hints of fruit or something that the hops are creating.

Roasted malt, chocolate, a fruity presence from the hops, a wee bit of coffee. There's a month and year on the label for notching but I don't see where it's been marked.

Full flavoured for sure but it is a bit thin on the palate.

Easy drinking Porter because it's smooth and packs a nice taste profile. Thanks Jay for the chance to try it!

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warnerry
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark cola brown with a slightly tan head, some light does come through, no lacing, decent amount of carbonation coming up.

A: Coffee, roasted malts, hint of chocolate, hint of nuttiness almost like a brown ale.

T: Like the nose, get some brown ale like nuttiness up front, some coffee, roasted malt, slight chocolate, dry finish, drinkable.

M: A little thin, could use some more creaminess to the mouthfeel.

O: A very drinkable porter, balanced, subtle flavors and aromas, picked this up as an extra.

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Photo of cfitterer
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip shaped snifter, pours a somewhat thick very dark brown with almost no head. Vigorous bubbles keeps the edge foamy. I smell prunes and slight hints of tobacco. Taste is much smoother then expected. Very light for an English porter. Has nice balance between the sweet and the roast. Very drinkable and enjoyable. 4.00

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Photo of hozersr
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Btip1969
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this gem up fresh in Montana. If you like good porters then this one is a must try.

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Photo of simplejj81
2.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Didn't like the taste or after taste. Lightly carbonated. My friend Jackie dumped it.

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Pigs Ass Porter from Harvest Moon Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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