argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. I confess that I havenít actually had this with any hog yet. BBQ outside, anyone? At any rate, the pour was thin and relatively undercarbonated. The nose is terrific, just the right blend of meat and wood smoke. But the base beer is more like an underattenuated brown than a porter. Needs work.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a slightly hazed brown with mini head. Nose is hickory smoked bacon, molasses and a bit of roast. On taste, thin bodied with some bready notes that are dominated by the smoke. Minimal phenolics. If this had a bit more body, itíd be very good. Still pretty ice.