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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16925) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12440) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10888) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft pint at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of campfire (definitely hickory wood), smoky, roasty malts, and dry toast. Not much but the smokiness going on in the nose, but itís nice. Flavor of hickory smoked meat, toast, and some sweet malts. Light-bodied (another Fullsteam brew that would benefit from a bigger and/or better mouthfeel), with a smoky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not bad but seems incomplete.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5207) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4427) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours a dark coppery brown that shows significant light and produces a one finger foamy tan head. Nose is smoky and meaty, mildly goaty with some hay, copper/rusty, Munich malts showing a little (?). Flavor reminds me of a barn or hay that goats have been in, smoky, woody, some rusty malt, medium hop bitterness. Palate shows a medium hop bite and decent body. Needs more "porter", looks like a robust brown and doesnít have much character besides smoked grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4339) - 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 ainít 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Draft at the release party at Tylers. Pours dark brown but a little thin overall in color and mouthfeel. Nose is not short on the smoke which I Appreciate very much. I feel like the smoke dominates this beer and itís kinda lacking on the dark roasted malt in flavor. I feel like itís more of a smoke beer than a porter but in both cases, it needs more body. With that being said, itís a pretty easy drinker and tasty.

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