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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
We house-smoke North Carolina six-row barley over hickory wood, imparting a sweet, subtle smoke to our hickory-smoked brown porter. Depending on your comfort level with smoked beers, you may find Hogwash subtle or overwhelming. Try it with North Carolina barbecue for some smoke-on-smoke action, or go for the Trifecta of Awesome: bacon, beer, and chocolate!
Availability: year-round, draft only for now. 5.4% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1421) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17644) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at Fullsteam. Pours clear deep brown. Weaker tan foam. Smokey bacon nose. Savory steak, chocolate. Taste is lemony, tangy, lighter with decent lime marinaded steak. A bit oily. A tad soapy Suddy. Vey lemony. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap. Dark red pour with a thick tan head. Scent is smoke, roasterd malts and wood. Taste is sweet malts, roasty, smoke and bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Draft. Medium tan head, cola red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some hickory smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light wood smoke, cola. Medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (588) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Had on tap at brewery in spring 2011. Dark brown with full tan head. Strong smokey aroma, resin, pork bbq. Full body and flavorful malt, mild sweetness. After finishing felt like I ate dinner as I was no longer hungry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
This is an underated smoked porter. Jet black appearence with a thin beige head. Smoke bomb nose. Campfire Hella smokey, rich and roasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
pint @ brewery. during anniversary celebration. good aroma, smokey sweet. nice camp fire type scent, little chocolate, raisin maltiness. Orangy brown color, no head or lace. Sweet smoke flavor. little salty. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, dry smokey finish. tasty, as long as you like smoke, which I do, easy to drink porter, flavor was best part, very nice smoke and malt mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Glad to try my first Fullsteam beer. Growler from Bestway in Greensboro, opened 4/8/11. This thing did not want to be opened. Pours a slightly hazy dark rust color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of hickory smoke and some roastiness. The taste is also quite smoke with some dark malts, tobacco notes and bitter hops. A little bit thin, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours a common deep brown color with glimmers of red shining through and a meager cap of foam on top. The aroma is uncommon, however, with a smoothly-blended combination of smoke, a bit of nuttiness, and a light malty sweetness. The flavor is even more distinctive, with quite a bit of caramel sweetness being consumed by a sweet, woodsy smokiness. The soft carbonation keeps the flavors from becoming syrupy and helps the beer glide across the tongue.

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