emacgee (4711) - 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. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is smoky and very meaty. Flavor is a nice smoke with a very roasted dark malt and finishes with a meaty flavor on the tounge. Liquid Carolina Bar-b-que. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with very little head. Nose is very smokey. Taste is the same - not a lot else to the beer aside from the smoke. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - 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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. I confess that I haven’t actually had this with any hog yet. BBQ outside, anyone? At any rate, the pour was thin and relatively undercarbonated. The nose is terrific, just the right blend of meat and wood smoke. But the base beer is more like an underattenuated brown than a porter. Needs work.
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
pint @ brewery. during anniversary celebration. good aroma, smokey sweet. nice camp fire type scent, little chocolate, raisin maltiness. Orangy brown color, no head or lace. Sweet smoke flavor. little salty. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, dry smokey finish. tasty, as long as you like smoke, which I do, easy to drink porter, flavor was best part, very nice smoke and malt mix. NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Pint from draft at Thirsty Monk. Pours near black with a small head. That delicious hickory smoke is in the aroma, I just wish there was more of it. strong bacon and sharp, smoldering wood make up the nose with dark chocolate. The flavor is a little sticky with chocolate and molasses flavor which covers up that awesome smoke more than I’d like. There is still enough goodness in the finish to make this highly enjoyable. It just needs more smoke. So much potential. NobleSquirrel (3439) - 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. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap. Dark red pour with a thick tan head. Scent is smoke, roasterd malts and wood. Taste is sweet malts, roasty, smoke and bitter chocolate. rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Nice sweet smoked beer. Brown with ruby highlights. Campfire it the aroma. The taste adds a nice brown sugar sweetness. Medium carbonation and drinkable,