Hogwash! - Fullsteam Brewery
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Reviews by rickfrothingham:
4.43/5 rDev +12.7%
I haven't had the chance to actually wash down some hog with it, but I look forward to trying it out next time I can.
First off, this is a SMOKED Porter, and it definitely has a SMOKY flavor, though it's clean and not particularly peaty. It's definitely not for faint of heart, and meant to be consumed with food rather than by itself - It's surprisingly refreshing for a smoked porter, but the smoky flavors would become overpowering if i were just trying to drink a six pack on the back porch. On the other hand, i can't imagine anything that would pair better with pulled pork barbecue or many strong meat flavors and spicy foods for that matter, an area where many beers fall flat... chili rubbed steak, burgers, sausage, jambalaya even.
07-28-2010 19:50:32 | More by rickfrothingham
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4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured a roasted chesnut brown into color with a nice frothy off white head that settled into a creamy mass pretty quickly,aromas are a little light with that hickory smoke most prominant,a tinge coffee roast as well.The hickory flavors really are the main component on the palate but it doesnt overwhelm to much,its not intense and in your face,it lingers for quite awhile.A slight bitter chocolate note in the background,and peppery spice flavor in the finish round out the flavor profile,this would be amazing with some bbq,I agree with the brewers here.
01-10-2011 12:16:18 | More by oberon
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
On tap at the brewery
The description claims it's bacon in a glass so of course I'm intrigued.
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thick head. Nose detects hickory smoke which does indeed invoke bacon. Taste is roasted malt and hickory/smoke flavor.The hickory takes over the taste buds as the pint continues, though you don't really get closer to bacon in a glass than this. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little more watery than you would expect. Overall a great offering; a completely different porter than anyone else is offering as far as I've ever seen.
07-20-2011 02:51:05 | More by tdm168
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
Poured from a growler into my Duck Rabbit Milk Stout glass. This has the best head of any growler beer I've ever had. I'm sure this is due in no small part to the nice vacu-seal growler top Fullsteam uses. The beer pours out a clear dark brown with mahogany notes from the small amount of light that shines through.
This beer is billed as a smoked porter and the nose doesn't lie. Bold campfire aroma up front with a spicy smoked meat component akin to andouille sausage. No hop aroma is noticeable, but that's fine for a porter.
The smoke isn't quite as prominent on the tongue, but it's still the dominant flavor component. A bit of the dark roasted malt shows through with some caramel/toffee. There's a faint smoked ham note up front, but the smoke is more obvious in the aftertaste.
The beer feels just a bit thin on the tongue. It would be nice if it stuck around just a slight bit longer. Carbonation is just right for the style, medium with a slight prickle, but not effervescent. Although this isn't a complex beer, I keep going back for more. That's a good thing considering I have 3 more pints of it in the fridge!
12-11-2010 00:53:55 | More by ewright
3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
Tap at Good Bottle co. A lighter brown pour than most, thin layer of frothy off white head.
Aroma, toasted malt, dark chocolate and very nice smokey wood.
Taste, herbal notes up front, followed by a nice beach wood and barbeque smoke. The smoke is husky. Some light chocolate malt. A pretty dry clean finish though.
Definetely more of a smoked beer, not much porter characteristics.
Not quite medium body, fairly lively carbonation. Drinks very easy, as long as you like smoke. A tad thin feeling, I think the finish is the only flaw.
Liked this one quite a bit, though a bit muddling in the finish.
12-31-2012 20:25:45 | More by Bung
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
Another great Fullsteam beer that favors intrigue and nuance over flash and intensity. 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.
Overall, the flavor is certainly smoke-forward, but the "meatiness" is delivered with a delicate touch rather than a heavy hand, which takes this beer away from something that could come across as gimmicky and instead makes it interesting yet highly drinkable.
06-27-2011 14:38:59 | More by devilben02
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
Saw a few Fullsteam growlers at Sam's today and decided to splurge. The brewery is right down the road, I should make a pit stop in there soon. Pours a dark, almost murky brown with little head. The nose is heavy on the woodsmoke and barely smells like a beer at all, although dark malt does emerge as it warms.
Once again, this is a heavily smoked porter and that flavor rules from the tip of the tongue until the final aftertaste. Some dry brown malt, peat, earth, and dark baker's chocolate dance around the outside. The texture is thin and could use a little more heft to handle the smorgasbord of flavors. I can definitely see why the guy at Sam's told me to try it with a barbecue sandwich.
Overall this is original, interesting stuff. If anything it reminds me of a rauchbier or something else so highly smoked that you feel like you're drinking a smoked sausage.
11-24-2010 02:09:55 | More by daliandragon
2.6/5 rDev -33.8%
A growler from Fullsteam. Impressive head with nice lacing. The smoke nose gives you a hint of what's to come, but unfortunately that hickory overpowers everything else, including the roasty malt. A bit jarring.
Tried it with some ham to see if would be more complementary, but it battled the food instead of blending with it. Love everything else I've had from Fullsteam, but not this one.
02-08-2011 01:32:15 | More by deafbrew
Hogwash! from Fullsteam Brewery
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