Right Brain Mangalista Pig Porter
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 (786) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at James’ for the 9k and sour tasting. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Sweet toffee, roast. Medium bodied, sweet, roast, soft cocoa. Lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10268) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, pig skin, smoke, roast chocolate. medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Smoke, roasted and other aromas. Flavors are smokey, meaty, malt, roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4517) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle: Black with a small, dark tan head. Aroma is cola, licorice, light smoked ham. Taste is sweet, peat, cola, meat and light smoke. A bit salty, dark chocolate. Very tasty..... They had me at "Pig Heads".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8526) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Smoked ham and light chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet brown sugar smoked ham, malt and mild hay flavor. Nicely blended - light body. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, smoke, leather. Medium mouthfeel with nice roast, smoke, bacon light sweetness. Very complex, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Dark mahogany color with thin white head, light retention. Aroma is pure smoked meat and light earth dirt. Flavor is smoked meat, salty brine, peat with the peat lingering in the finish. Medium malt base. If you like layers of smoke, you will enjoy this brew. Interesting and different for sure. Pairs well with aged cheddar cheese and cured meats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2478) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a big foamy head that fades very slowly and leaves some decent lacing. Smoky aroma that seems to be a mix of peat smoke and smoked meat. Tastes very good. Big smoked meat taste with some wood and light cocoa. Very salty and fairly dry. Relatively high carbonation that seems work well. It’s like drinking a liquid cured meat drink but it’s but better than it sounds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (448) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle - pours dark black w/ tan head. Lightly smoked, dark chocolate and pig in the nose. The beer is meaty. I can taste the lipids in my mouth. This beer has some thickness. There are some chocolate elements w/ the smoke. This beer isn’t kosher but I’d drink for Passover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6246) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a mostly opaque dull dark brownish black with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt and smoke with a touch of saltiness/earthiness. Average on the palate. Not bad; I’d classify it as a smoked beer though.

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