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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Influenced by the classic Bamberg rauchbiers, our Mesquite Smoked Porter is brewed with a Texas twist, using malt smoked in-house over Texas mesquite. This dark mahogany porter has a velvety mouthfeel, and a roasty, dark chocolate flavor balanced with a subtle hop spice. The nose is warm and pleasing with aromas of cured meat, pepper, leather, dark roast coffee, and a distinct mesquite wood aroma. The Mesquite-Smoked Porter’s medium body, rich complex taste of roasted grains, coffee, dark chocolate, and meaty, smoky character make this perfect for any Texas day, be it the cold of winter, or the accompaniment to a summer barbecue.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of mesquite smoke, roastiness, bakers cocoa and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of mesquite smoke, bakers cocoa and roastiness with a smooth lingering smoked finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3230) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
22oz bottle Batch 11 12/14/12 (Whole Foods)-AUS Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke and more smoke. Taste of smoke, chocolate, and malt. This medium bodied brew is more smoke than porter but is still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (936) - , Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
nice aroma; wood or smoke combined with toastedness and chocolate. dark cola pour. palate was thinner than I expected? Taste was toward bitter side a combination of the coffee and slight hops. will try again..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottled at a Scardello tasting. Very big and bold smoked beer. Great porter base beer with notes of semi-bitter chocolate and coffee. The smoke is nice and not overpowering. I couldn’t tell you it was definitely mesquite but it reminded me of BBQ. well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (353) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Nice porter. Dry, chocolate, good maltiness. The mesquite is interesting but not overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Nearly opaque dark brown with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt wood, smoke, some cocoa, and smokey meat. Taste of roasted malts, smoked malt, spicy mesquite wood, cocoa, and light vanilla bean. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2473) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours thick dark coffee black in color with a big creamy cocoa head. The aroma brings smoked barbecue sweetness really smooth in the nose. The body is quite creamy but lighter. Flavors bring smoked malts with a peppery ending from the mesquite wood or the hops, not sure. It is definitely present though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are mesquite, smoked ham, pepper, and roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is slightly watery and dry with a medium body, heavy bitterness and light carbonation. Excellent beer. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephenj007 (107) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Well....enjoyed with some triscuits and crumbled blue cheese as the label suggested....Poured a big, root-beer head, which dissipated too soon. One of the darkest Porters I have seen in awhile too. This brew is much closer to a Rauchbier style in my initial opinion. Aromas of smoke (imagine that!), western wear store leather ( I am not kidding!), malts that are definitely mesquite roasted, and some molasses and turinado sugar. Texas campfire smoke tastes are the most noticeable up front. Yes, a Texas campfire is different from all others too. No hops presence at all.....all dark, sweet, lager, smoky action happening here. For such a smoky, heavy brew, the mouthfeel and wash is quite awesome...no linger, no mess-around...just all that good smoke. Ok friends....so overall I think this is a great "In Yo Face" Texas brew...Go big or go home style....It’s a Texas brew and I like it generally. Not a Porter style in my book, but solid. Prosit!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3sheets2wind (77) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
This beer smells like bbq and burning leaves. Very autumnal. Pours dark brown, almost black, with very small head and little lacing. Smooth, tongue-coating mouthfeel with little bitterness. Chocolate, smoke, leather, beef jerky. I wish I had a chopped sandwich with this beer


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