During a recent visit to Prime 16 in Orange I was doing "research" on Connecticut winter beers. After enjoying - er, researching - a pint of Back East Winterfest I was recognized as Brauista by someone who reads my blog. I thought that was the coolest thing and it was nice to know that people actually read what I write.
The bartender, Kari, noticed I was running low and recommended another Connecticut winter seasonal. She said it was one of her favorites. I was only going to drink one beer but she talked me into another. I ordered a New England Brewing Ghost Pigeon.
Alas my job is never ending. Sometimes it sucks to be me! :D
As I was finishing up, I gave her my credit card to pay my tab and one of my business cards.
She asked, "Are you the one who wrote the piece on Kyle?"
"He's a regular here and told me to read it. I liked it."
"That Kyle, he's funny guy!"
Ghost Pigeon (5.80% ABV) is a porter brewed by New England Brewing and is served in a 16-oz shaker pint. It is as dark as a moonless night with a dense mocha colored head that leaves behind remarkable lacing.
The aroma was mainly coffee but interestingly boozy considering the low alcohol content.
The taste was initially coffee and some dark chocolate followed by a pleasant roasty bitterness. The finish was clean with a lingering coffee aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was medium with lots of tingly bubbles. This beer is super smooth and goes down easy.
Ghost Pigeon is a tasty porter that looks as good as it tastes.
Overall: very good