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Natty Greene’s Smoky Mountain Porter
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Stopped by for $2 pints on Thirsty Thursday last fall. This came out a full-to-the-brim pint with just a thin sheet of khaki head on top. Deep blackness allows no light to penetrate at all. Great roasted nose with a touch of smokiness. I love the subtlety here. This would never be confused with an all out Rauchbier. But there’s a pleasant campfire-like smokiness that is really inviting. Creamy firm mouthfeel. Carbonation level is spot on. Excellent finish. Thinks drinks fantastically. This beer is a bounty of chocolate, roasted malts, smoky bacon. But again, the smoke, though present, isn’t so bold to just wreck this beer ham-style. A pleasant mild smoky finish that lingers just a touch on the palate. I can’t help but gulp this beer. So well-crafted. Another standout brew from the boys at Natty’s.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #4. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dry smoke, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, mild fruits in the finish. The taste is strong smoke, almost meaty, moderate hop finish. Thin bodied, lingering bitterness and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Growler daniel brought down. Black color, tan head. Roasted malt smell with some coffee. Smooth, hoppy finish. Good beer, better than its rated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3698) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is pretty dark roasty with some nice smokey elements coming through on the back end of it. Taste is actually much lighter than I anticipated, though still quite roasty, and very pleasant to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft at the source. Extremely dark brown color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted and smokey brown bread with a bonfire in the distance. Taste is roasty with a smokey edge. Just the right balance, tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6174) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. The flavor has roasted malts and some light chocolate sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and just the right amount of pepper and heat. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Dark pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is more pronounced, but maltiness comes out. Good example of style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10165) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice bitter chocolate with coffee notes, nice and smooth. In mouth, a good porter with bitter herbal chocolate, light metallic notes, nice.On tap at Greensboro location, August 14 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2604) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Nice roasty coffee aroma and flavor with a little more character and presence than most porters I’ve had recently. Not a bad offering here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Dark pour with a beige head. Aroma is leather, roast, smoke and coffee. Flavor is scorched coffee, toasted grains, chocolate and peat Decent but far from mindblowing


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