bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at shakesperes, Kalamazoo MI. Dark black pour with a thin layer of light brown head, served in a goblet. Lots of lacing. Little creamy, little smokey like a bonfire. Thick foamy mouth feel, very low carbonation. Well blended flavor, chocolate and a hint of smokey finish, a little dry. Last time I had this at right brain it was woodier/smokier, a lot more character. Hope to try it again.
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RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Dark brown thin tan head. No aroma. Smokey and a little salty at the end.
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Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the release party at right brain. Dark with a tan head. Minimal aroma. Slick and creamy with a really faint smokey/salty finish.
Marheb (1745) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: (Listé Mangalista pig porter: Porter brewed with smoked pig parts.) Très huileux avec des instances solides de mélasse et de cassonade saupoudrés de fleur de sel.
njager246 (312) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle, thanks bleen... salt and and bacon aroma, taste with coffee... pretty good!
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep brown with a thin copper head. Aroma was - not surprisingly - meaty. Flavor was more smoke than meat without tipping too much either way. This was bold and savory but still light upon the palate. I kept wanting to find something odd because of the pig content, but my fears went unfounded. This was a very good porter with a very interesting story.
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown-black body, thin tan head. Smoky nose with cocoa; leathery. Mostly cocoa in the body with odd meaty bacon notes and charred malts. Bitter finish.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Thanks so much, Sean! Salty, earthy, cocoa powder and brine nose. A robust range of dark, toasty porter notes flow fast and solid. This has the rich, creamy depth of Olfabrikken, but the stalwart brightness of a Smuttynose Robust Porter. After all the porter happenings get their shenanigans out of the way, the brine and smoke of the pig curl in from the dark side of the party and bring mysterious depth and intrigue, rounding out the porter characters like few other porters I’ve ever had. Hard pressed, I could never tell you this had pig in it, but I’d really dig the rounded breadth that the salt and smoke bring.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted smoke sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable complex brew.
ICEatALAMO (869) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at new brewery. The pour is dark with a nice head. The aroma is very roasty with smoke. The taste is pleasantly nice and the smoke flavor is surprisingly good. Guess I see why it won a gold medal.
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