bubbleflubber (2228) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013 durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Nose of smoked malt, chocolate notes, burnt grain, burnt sugar. Tastes similar. Sweetness, hint of smoke, burnt sugar. Mild maple notes. No creaminess. Sort of a lightly smoked ale. Not what I think of when I think porter, but fair enough.
On tap at the Wicked Weed. Pours almost opaque mahogany with a light tan ring of suds that leave lightly soapy lace. The nose is of maple syrup with a hint of peat. Smoked bitters envelope a sweet maple and biscuit malt, with crisp light bitters closing the pull. Nice and complex, yet smooth enough to have a couple. Another nice one from the Weed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone thedm (6221) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow chocolate aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of sweet chocolate hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.