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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Malty dark ale with some complexity that is flavorful and character that exhibits a mild smoke character. It is very dark brown in appearance with ruby color highlights with minimum hop flavor. Hints of chocolate and coffee in the nose, finishing with a medium body, and a full tan colored head. More aggressive than a standard porter. This beer pairs well with roasted or smoked foods like barbecue, sausages, roasted meat and blackened fish. A portion of sales go to support the creation of a preservation fund for the historic 300+ years-old Brock’s Mill located in Trenton, North Carolina.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2550) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Small tan head that fades quickly. Clear, almost black with ruby hues. Nose is light smoke, roast and some maple syrup. Body is thin and carbonation is lacking, lightly oily.Light smoke flavors and roast, slight coffee notes as well. Dry finish is light roast and smoke notes with some ashy hints.Nothing bad about this brew just a bit on the thin side and not enough carbonation. Keep pluggin away gentleman and this could be a nice little brew! Bomber from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Serving: Growler. It pours a thin dark brown with nothing but a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Odd medicinal smell with a bit of roast and smoke. Some smoked peat, antiseptic, and band-aid notes flavor wise. Thin body. This one isn’t for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1550) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Draft. Medimmune brown color, clear, tan head. Very dry aroma, a little sharp. Medium body, palate is a little thin, finish is off balanced. Just okay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pours a burnt wood brown with ruby highlights and two fingers of tan head. The nose is malt forward with earthy/rustic malt notes and some round caramel-ish notes. Light diacteyl and a touch of fruity esters. Diacetyl shows a touch in the flavor as well with a light earthy roast. Medium light body. Very light/little smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bomber. Pours a soda brown with dark amber hues and rich 2-finger tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, smoke and smoked meats. Taste is roasted dark malts, smoked meats (ham and bacon), dark chocolate, hints of coffee and tobacco. Slightly dry finish. Medium bodied, slightly thin texture, average carbonation. Would pair well with any kind of BBQ or smoked meats. Very nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Absolutely love the story behind this brewery, but this beer did not do much for me. I thought it was lacking a lot to be a solid craft beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a burnt mahogany into the glass, with a fizzy tan head that diminishes to a small retentive head that leaves sparse lacing. The nose is of bubblegum, smoked meats, peat and campfire essence. This camp-smoked porter offering has flavors of yeasty sours, muddy chocolates, light red vinous notes, lots of smoked peat, closing with a drier tannin finish. The mouthfeel is indeed smoky, red and vinous, with soft carbonation and a fuller body. This tends to come together nicely, and I think with a touch of aging, could be perfect at the right meeting/occasion. Out of the box, it’s not a knock whatsoever, but in the right aged environment, it will do an incredible pairing job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Tap at SAMs. Pours reddish brown, slightly thin and English looking with a small off white head. Nose is sour roasted malt, light metallic notes, bittersweet chocolate, and charred firewood. Flavor is a little more complex and smokey. I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of light smoke, light roast chocolate and green pepper. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3868) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose was a nice little porter - had a dark and fairly roasty nose with just a hint at some sourness in there. Taste was nice and roasty as well, with just a hint at some smokiness in there. Nice drink.

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