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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (935) - Grand Rapids, 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Dark brown, Medium fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, ham, roast. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, mint, a mildly smoky finish. Medium bodied, smooth, lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1413) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Aromas of smoky bacon, dark chocolate, and savory notes along with some spice and a fair smokiness. Dark brown to black pour. Medium bodied, oily, fair carb, smoky meaty finish. Cool to try, not incredibly smoky, just a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3662) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Refrigerated brown bottle from FlandersNed poured into a glass. Black with small/medium beige head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is smoke, chocolate, salty, and a little meat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
svandyke (207) - USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber- Good dark color. Head seems to be lasting nicely. Dark malty smell with chocolate. A bit salty in the beginning, but the chocolate porter comes though with a hint of smoke. The smoke then shows up in the end. Still something about boiled pig parts...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (1097) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2016
On tap at the brewpub Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, and a hints of salty bacon in the taste and aroma. Different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12735) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Sample at the brewpub. Pitch black color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body with a smokey malt and barbecue character, with some coffee and chocolate in the background. The finish is smokey salted meat and malt. Its a gimmicky premise but an above average beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11435) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Draught at the Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City, MI. Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head. Bacon, mild smoked ham, toasted malt and some sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, hops, coffee, some sweetness and dryness... The poor piggy ain't that evident in the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justkoehn (133) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head and medium lacing. Smoky bacon aroma. Rich brown color. Sits lightly on the tongue with smoky salty aftertaste. Unique lighter porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1672) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Shared at claimstake. Pours brown with off brown head. Aroma is smoke. Taste is salty an smoky. Nice drinking pig

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (10047) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Claimstake bottle share. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a barnyard aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a just a hint of pig. Smoky, salty and dry. My first meat beer.


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