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Natty Greene’s Smoky Mountain Porter
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Full-bodied, rich, robust beechwood smoked porter with a creamy texture and accents of baked bread, cocoa powder, roast malt and beech smoke. One of North Carolina’s greatest natural features, the Smoky (and yes, it is spelled WITHOUT an "e" in North Carolina) Mountains are the perfect inspiration for our own smoky porter.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a diminishing light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-sweet. Taste is dark malt-smoky/sweet/coffee, secondary hops-bitter/acidic. Occasional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Pours out a nice deep black color with a thin tan head. aroma is that of coffee, choco, and roasted malt. flavor was rather nice as it was similar to the aroma with nice hints of smoke. overall i thought this was a rather nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2007
My first and favorite beer during my short visit to Natty Greenes. Pours a dark brown with a pretty good sized tan head that fades a little. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and a little hint of smoke. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, slight nuttiness, and a hint of smoke. A little thin on the palate (as I found with all of the NG beers I tried), but a worthy effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draught during my NC brew tour. Pours a dark ruby tinged black with a tall, dark tan head. The aroma is very roasty with hazelnuts and coffee. Much more assertive nose on this than the General Stout. The flavor is chewy with toffee and almonds with some ashiness in the finish. This is distinctly English in style, but even better than many of its British counterparts.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, pours black with a nice tan head with good lacing down the glass. Really can’t smell much of anything. Tastes like a porter. Chocolate and coffee flavors predominately. Quite smooth in the mouth. Not bad overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Draught at the Brewpub in Greensboro 3/25/06: Brownish black body, opaque, with a lasting medium tan head. The head leaves nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is burnt malt, roast malt, and coffee. Taste is roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate, with a hint of yeast. Medium-full bodied, lightly carbonated, very smooth in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Stumbled upon Natty Greene’s Brewpub on a trip to Greensboro this weekend. What a find! They’ve got a growler deal where you can refill your used jug from the tap for $8 which really isn’t that bad a price for the equivalent of a pitcher of fresh-tapped beer. The beer itself was a thick black concoction, which seemed dry for a porter, and pretty strong carbonation. The beer had a really nice looking thick tan head, and a smokey aroma. Flavor was sweet dark chocolate, which led into a sharp smokey, fruity sweet, coffee finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Opaque black color with tan head that laced the glass. Subtle chocolate nose with roasty chocolate flavor. Smooth, slightly sweet finish reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2005
This was a kind of "..eh.." beer. Deep dark beer. Very khaki head. Nose is faint but fruity with a very dry helping of peat in the nose. Beer reflects these things well on the palate. Very roasted, very dry and peat like...not so much smoky but obtains a very funky dry earthy flavor. At times fruity and cheddar-like. Palate is basic. G


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