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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Crafted to pair with North Carolina barbecue. This hickory-smoked porter is special. Malted barley is home-smoked over local hickory, creating a dark-and-smoky beer. Light on the hops. Here, the emphasis is on the smoke, bringing out just a touch more of that Carolina ‘cue trademark subtle smoke. Western or Eastern…for once it don’t matter none.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
S8bored (2) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Enjoyed a growler full with great people in Indianapolis. Nice smoky nose with a hint of sweetness. Hickory. Appearance was a bit light for a porter. Taste was nice and smoky with a faint sweetness. Kinda how I like my ribs. Not a lot of porter flavors but the flavors were still good. Palate was touch thin but still went down smooth. Overall a really good beer that was more interesting than a lot of the run of the mill beers that a lot of places are turning out. Nice work!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Amazing smoke beer. Great aroma of a wood bbq pit with a drak and burnt color to match. Taste was still somewhat sweet but with a good rauch balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
From Beerilicious iphone app: Nice beer. Great with some dry rub ribs. Make sure you are in the mood for a smoked beer and you’re good to go

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized dark tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a semi-opaque dark copper brown colored body. The nice aroma was smoky. The crisp mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a strong smoky aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of smoky mild hops and malt. The smoke really comes through in the finish. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with very little head. Nose is very smokey. Taste is the same - not a lot else to the beer aside from the smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown tap: Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, and bacon. Taste is moderately smoked. It ain’t no Aecht Eiche Doppelbock, but it is not minimal either. The nice thing is that there are also all of the porter flavors basically uninterrupted by the smoke: kind of like drinking two beers at once. Pretty dank.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HourGlass13 (20) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Dark brown in the glass. This is beyond very smokey, it is liquid smoke. Not much flavor beyond that. A very interesting beer, but not easy to drink.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Interesting take on a smoked beer, with smoke fully in the forefront, and little actual beer character. Not bad, but could use some malt backbone. Softly carbonated, pours dark brown with very little head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pre-filled growler picked up at Sam’s in Durham. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head that fades to a persistent halo. No real lacing. Aroma is slightly smoky, roasted chocolate malt. Taste is VERY smoky, nice signature hickory flavor. A bit overly sweet, like maple syrup. But a nice nuttiness on the end. Very smooth mouthfeel and finishes slightly dry. Very easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Draft. Murky brown color, brown head. Aroma of low smoulder and burnt household goods. Taste is chewy ashtray, but in a good way. Enough plain malt to balance the smoke. Tasty.


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