NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a slightly hazed brown with mini head. Nose is hickory smoked bacon, molasses and a bit of roast. On taste, thin bodied with some bready notes that are dominated by the smoke. Minimal phenolics. If this had a bit more body, it’d be very good. Still pretty ice. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Aroma of beef jerky, salty and very smoky. This is light bodied and very drinkable, especially considering the style. Granted, my throat would be dry because of the salty and smoky flavors after 2 of these, but I still would do it again. Reminds me a lot of the Highland Big Butte Porter, and its almost as good as that. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2010
I’ll celebrate my 1500th rating with a local. On tap at Tyler’s in Durham. Pours a dark brown but is pretty thin looking. Nice foamy dark beige head. Nose shows huge hickory and smoke, as well as nice nice meatiness and a bit of the sty. Taste is big on the hickory smoke as well... not as much porter malt action as hoped for. Overall, it comes through a bit one-dimensional, but luckily it’s a dimension I can live with. Looking forward to more from this creative new brewery. emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours a dark coppery brown that shows significant light and produces a one finger foamy tan head. Nose is smoky and meaty, mildly goaty with some hay, copper/rusty, Munich malts showing a little (?). Flavor reminds me of a barn or hay that goats have been in, smoky, woody, some rusty malt, medium hop bitterness. Palate shows a medium hop bite and decent body. Needs more "porter", looks like a robust brown and doesn’t have much character besides smoked grain. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Draft at the release party at Tylers. Pours dark brown but a little thin overall in color and mouthfeel. Nose is not short on the smoke which I
Appreciate very much. I feel like the smoke dominates this beer and it’s kinda lacking on the dark roasted malt in flavor. I feel like it’s more of a smoke beer than a porter but in both cases, it needs more body. With that being said, it’s a pretty easy drinker and tasty.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft @ Tyler’s. Aroma of beef jerky. This is a light bodied, easy drinking beer with a lot of smokey goodness balanced with some nice malt base. A session smoked porter? Sure! uthedad (1) - USA - AUG 6, 2009 does not count
a beautiful Porter brewed with Hickory Smoked malts. Great by itself, superb with BBQ!