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Hogwash! - Fullsteam Brewery

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very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hickory Smoked Brown Porter brewed to be paired with North Carolina Barbecue.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010)
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2.6/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Verecund
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mix between chocolate and dark red with a fairly frothy one finger head. Decent lacing.

It's always an interesting task to describe the particular character of the smoke in rauchbiers. This one features burnt wood, like a campfire that has died out, roasted malts, and smoked sausage. Honestly, it's like liquid smoke.

Roasted malt, a sweet toasty maltiness, liquid smoke, and beef jerky. For me, there's nothing to off-set the smoke - the porter is drowned out. In that way, the base is a nice conduit for the smokiness, but there just isn't much to say about the beer otherwise. No chocolate notes, no coffee, and the watery mouthfeel again serves as a detriment.

Medium-light in body.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally trying this! Brought in a Pork Sandwich from the Q Shack. What a pariring!

Pours deep brown with red hues. Very small head.

Smell isnt as loaded with smoke like i expected, but actually makes it appealing.

Initially, the smoke is very subdued, making this beer rather lifeless, but as you drink the smoke really becomes the forefront as it should. This beer needs the hickory smoke to be right.

Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Hogwash! from Fullsteam Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.