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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4833) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 7/30/15

Aroma: The nose has a light smoke, lots of wet wood, peat, dark berry, and a bit of dirt
Appearance: It pours a reddish-brown color with a small tan head and average lacing
Flavor: The fruitiness comes out more in the flavor, fairly sweet, lightly smoky, and mildly bitter
Palate: The body is light-medium, a hint thin, but not terribly so, overly fizzy, with a short duration
Overall Impression: The more I drink of this one, I keep coming back to that wet wood. It really reminds me of a log right after a rainstorm. Not sure how to feel about that. It’s kind of lacking in smoke as well, and a bit thin, but it isn’t incredibly flawed or anything. I’ve had plenty better, but this is drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bomber from State Line, 4/18/15. Clear dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, mild dark fruits. The taste is smoke, nuts, dark fruits, roast. Thin bodied moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1273) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours dark brown with amber tint and a tan head. Aroma is smoky with coffee and chocolate. FLavor is smoky roasted malt with some dark fruit flavors. Flavors of black coffee and chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anderaos (6) - sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
Muito aromática, ainda mais saborosa, uma das melhores cervejas que já provei! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft at the DC Beer Festival in Nationals Stadium. This one poured a dark cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light smoked malts, some chewy grain. Light meaty smoke notes, dark roasted malts. Some light bitterness. Easy to drink, which I didn’t think it would be after initially smelling it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2015
draft at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. Medium bodied black pour. Mainly roasted dark malts, minor bitterness. Little to no smoke flavor. OK porter

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2648) - 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.

2.4
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1601) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4405) - 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.


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