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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uthedad (1) - USA - AUG 6, 2009 does not count
a beautiful Porter brewed with Hickory Smoked malts. Great by itself, superb with BBQ!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This is a beer you can smell and really have a great feel for how it taste. When consumed the amount of carbonation is a great compliment to it’s bold smell and flavor.

4
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft @ Tyler’s. Aroma of beef jerky. This is a light bodied, easy drinking beer with a lot of smokey goodness balanced with some nice malt base. A session smoked porter? Sure!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Growler from brewery taproom. Pours with a great, foamy, 1.5" head. Dark brown. Aroma is yeast, bacon, smoke, and something I can’t identify. Taste is malt, low bitters, mild smoke. Body/mouthfeel very light, almost thin. A bit dry on the finish--big carbonation bite. I had this with a burger, which went well, but I still need to try it with the recommended pairing: NC chopped BBQ. This is a rauchbier, so people will either love it or hate it. I like rauchbier, and this is a highly accessible one, as they go--call it a Rauchbier Lite. If you’ve had Schlenkerla and been a bit put off by its extreme meatiness, you should try this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2809) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - 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.

3.9
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1504) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Growler direct from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Huge hickory smoke on the nose with faint dark chocolate in the background. Smoke is obviously present and consumes the palate providing an almost velvety feel that reminds me of standing near a campfire. While some smoked beers have a smoked meat flavor (sausage, salmon, etc.) this one is pure smoke. For some this may be too harsh but as I got used to the intial shock I became more infatuated by this beer. Per the suggestion of the brewery and its commercial description I chose to try this paired with Eastern North Carolina barbecue. I agree that this is the perfect pairing. When paired with barbecue the subtle smoke from the pork is in perfect harmony with the hickory smoke in the beer. Whether BBQ is your thing or not this is worth seeking out.


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