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. cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Growler from brewery taproom. Pours with a great, foamy, 1.5" head. Dark brown. Aroma is yeast, bacon, smoke, and something I can’t identify. Taste is malt, low bitters, mild smoke. Body/mouthfeel very light, almost thin. A bit dry on the finish--big carbonation bite. I had this with a burger, which went well, but I still need to try it with the recommended pairing: NC chopped BBQ.
This is a rauchbier, so people will either love it or hate it. I like rauchbier, and this is a highly accessible one, as they go--call it a Rauchbier Lite. If you’ve had Schlenkerla and been a bit put off by its extreme meatiness, you should try this. jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This is a beer you can smell and really have a great feel for how it taste. When consumed the amount of carbonation is a great compliment to it’s bold smell and flavor. devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours a common deep brown color with glimmers of red shining through and a meager cap of foam on top. The aroma is uncommon, however, with a smoothly-blended combination of smoke, a bit of nuttiness, and a light malty sweetness. The flavor is even more distinctive, with quite a bit of caramel sweetness being consumed by a sweet, woodsy smokiness. The soft carbonation keeps the flavors from becoming syrupy and helps the beer glide across the tongue. NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
This is an underated smoked porter. Jet black appearence with a thin beige head. Smoke bomb nose. Campfire Hella smokey, rich and roasty
S8bored (2) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Enjoyed a growler full with great people in Indianapolis.
Nice smoky nose with a hint of sweetness. Hickory.
Appearance was a bit light for a porter.
Taste was nice and smoky with a faint sweetness. Kinda how I like my ribs. Not a lot of porter flavors but the flavors were still good.
Palate was touch thin but still went down smooth.
Overall a really good beer that was more interesting than a lot of the run of the mill beers that a lot of places are turning out. Nice work! uthedad (1) - USA - AUG 6, 2009 does not count
a beautiful Porter brewed with Hickory Smoked malts. Great by itself, superb with BBQ!