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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
bottle... dark brown with a light tan head, nice head... the aroma light smoke, syrup, a little mesquite, too light, ok... tastes really bad, I’m thinking this is infected, way over carbonated, mostly mesquite smoke, a bit sour and bitter... high hopes but really let down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7021) - Utah, USA - NOV 22, 2011
22oz bottle (batch 006 from 08/25/11) from Tim, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a big tan head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Mesquite and smokey
Taste: Roasted malts, smoked meat and ashy
Pretty tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle (batch 006 from 08.25.11). Pours with a deep, near black body with a lasting light brown head. Aromas of smoke, roast, leather, earthy, caramel, nutty, chocolate, bbq and mesquite. Flavors are roasty, nuts, light esters, medium to light smoke, grainy and caramel. Medium bubbles, a bit of astringency and vegitalness as it warms. Medium to fuller bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Pours pitch black with a thick lt mocha head...decent retention. Aroma is roasty with some spicy hop notes...just a bit of smoke...touch of dark fruit. Flavor has a bit more smoke..roasty...hint of bitter cocoa...a bit metallic. Mouthfeel is creamy...medium..with a smoky/roasty almost burnt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roonai (305) - - OCT 30, 2011
bottle shared by deyholla, thanks derek! p is thick black with a brown head that dissipates to the edge and some spotty lacing. nose is, surprise, tons of woody peat, some saltyness of cured meats, earthy leather and roasted malts, great-well-blended rich complexity. taste is the same notes ith a rich depth that matches the combination of flavors to ma!ke for a great, complex and reasoably drinkable-for-the-style brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of smoke, with a slight note of jerky, some roasted malts and a bit of coffee. Flavor begins with a lot of mesquite smoke and is joined by coffee, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Drank nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to ericandersnavy) espresso brown with a fine tan ring of bubbles. Nose of mesquite, fudge, rich. Taste is very mesquite influenced, smoke, raisins, chocolate and smoky. Creamy/smoky palate linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of charred meat, smoked wood chips, smoked cereal grains, ash and roasted dark chocolate malt. Overall a solid brew. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
GABF 2011. Opaque milky brown, looks like used mop water. Aroma has a lot of mesquite wood and dark roasty malts. Flavor is mesquite wood, smokey, and roasted dark cereal grains. Awkwardly smooth mouthfeel, but on a huge body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6723) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Eric brought this one to the October 3R6P tasting. This is my first beer from this brewer. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky black color with a large tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was strong mesquite and roasty malts. The flavor was strong hickory, mesquite, bacon, light roasty malts, faint vanilla, toast and cream. More sweet than I expected. The finish was long with hickory, cream and roasty malts lingering. Fairly full bodied and nicely smooth. Interesting.

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