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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Porter Brewed with Real Pig Parts. Who would have thought that what started as an inside joke amongst the Right Brain brew team would evolve into out most acclaimed beer ever? Brewed with REAL Mangalitsa pig heads and bones, this rich and chocolaty porter is infused with a symphony of salty, smoky, and savory flavors. Some have hailed it as the ’quintessential bacon beer’ while others call it a true breakfast brew. Regardless of what you call it, this imaginative and complex beer has to be tried to be understood.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (819) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (249) - - AUG 21, 2015
Pours a pitch black. Aromas of smoke, salty meat, and coffee. Semi dry finish. Drinking this in the warmer side brings out more meat characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kipper8588 (23) - - AUG 8, 2015
Very good beer, light taste of cherry pie. Would definitely drink again..... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SiviS (35) - - AUG 8, 2015
Nice smoky start with a bacon hit at the end. This is a wonderful beer that really hams it up for you.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
[7342-20150704] Tap. Roasted oatmeal aroma. Dark cola brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted oatmeal grains and soft meaty notes in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good, can almost taste the pig parts... but not really. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(@ HopCat, Detroit, MI)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
2015-07-04. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of roasty malt. Flavour is dry and roasty up front, sweet dark malt core. Light bitterness lingers. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Pretty decent, a touch heavy on the roast for my own tastes but a well made porter. Pig parts? Not really but a solid stout. On tap at HopCat, Detroit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (529) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Aroma is roasted malt, bacon, ham. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is smoky, roasted malt and ham. Mouthfeel is decent, carbonation is lacking but has a good aftertaste. Overall, decent but nothing I’d go out of my way to get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1488) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Um. Interesting. Oily head, which explains why there is no head. Smokey bacon flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (364) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Sample at World Expo of Beer. Smokey taste that stays for quite awhile. Beautiful dark brown. Palate is long and lingering. Just a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (233) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Smells of smoke and chocolate. The pour is black oil. No real head, but a tan lacing that lingers. It does taste like chocolate and bacon (but I think the bacon taste is really do mainly to the smoke). Not usually a fan of smoke beers, but this one is pretty tasty. Has a bit of a saltiness to it. Oily, smoky mouthfeel. Unsure if I will get it again as $17 a bottle is pretty steep. It is a novelty beer, but actually is superior in taste than most of these novelty beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap: Deep brown, nearly black body with a rich tan head, slightly creamy. Aroma of liquid smoke, mild bacon, salt, roasted malt, & a bit of char. Flavor isn’t as meaty, but still has a mild campfire smoke essence. Little bit of bitter chocolate & licorice in the finish, too, finishing with a hint of ashy roast. Medium bodied. Not bad.

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