uthedad (1) - USA - AUG 6, 2009 does not count
a beautiful Porter brewed with Hickory Smoked malts. Great by itself, superb with BBQ! 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. Cybercat (6333) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Taps opaque coffee brown with a nice, fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma features hickory smoke, roast malt and semi-sweet chocolate notes, more stout than Porter. Flavor delivers roast malt, hickory smoke, chocolate, and subtle molasses notes. This ain’t no hogwash! Firm, smooth body has good fizz. Get smoked - but please contact Lyft or Uber if you get too smoked! 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 jtclockwork (17606) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Draft - Pours dark brown - nose/taste of smoked bacon, hickory, chocolate - medium body
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! 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.