Beer Review: Spiteful God Damn Pigeon Porter


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.

Grade: B+