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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
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, it’d be very good. Still pretty ice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3255) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is smoky and very meaty. Flavor is a nice smoke with a very roasted dark malt and finishes with a meaty flavor on the tounge. Liquid Carolina Bar-b-que.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3102) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Pint from draft at Thirsty Monk. Pours near black with a small head. That delicious hickory smoke is in the aroma, I just wish there was more of it. strong bacon and sharp, smoldering wood make up the nose with dark chocolate. The flavor is a little sticky with chocolate and molasses flavor which covers up that awesome smoke more than I’d like. There is still enough goodness in the finish to make this highly enjoyable. It just needs more smoke. So much potential.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2010
WBF. My Favorite FS beer. Aroma is smokey, chocolate, and heavy roast. Flavor is more campfire than smokey meat. Light chocolate and coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2595) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2010
I’ll celebrate my 1500th rating with a local. On tap at Tyler’s in Durham. Pours a dark brown but is pretty thin looking. Nice foamy dark beige head. Nose shows huge hickory and smoke, as well as nice nice meatiness and a bit of the sty. Taste is big on the hickory smoke as well... not as much porter malt action as hoped for. Overall, it comes through a bit one-dimensional, but luckily it’s a dimension I can live with. Looking forward to more from this creative new brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1791) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1473) - 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.


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