Finally got around to trying this beer out from Chicago’s own, Spiteful Brewing. Always see Spiteful beers at the store just never got around to trying them but I am getting around to it. Figured I would start out with their God Damn Pigeon Porter, partly due to the fact I like the name so much. God Damn Pigeon Porter comes in at 8.2% ABV.
Appearance: Pretty pitch black with a 1 and 1/2 finger dark frothy head and some really nice lacing. Love the can art.
Nose: Roasted malt, smoky balanced out nicely by some earthy hop notes coming through, this one gets a nice treatment of Simcoe late in the boil from what I’ve read. Big on roasted malt notes and chocolate as well. Pretty nice deep nose.
Taste/Mouth: Follows the nose closely with big roasty malt and smoky flavors coming through first. Nice amount of hop bitterness in there to balance it out. Good full mouthfeel with a nice chocolate finish.
Price/Availability: 4 pack runs about $10 and its very available in Chicago.
Overall: A great drinkable go to local porter, would definitely buy it again or order it on draft if I saw it. Definitely would grab a 4 pack of this if I was craving a crushable dark beer.