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Hogwash! - Fullsteam Brewery

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87
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 8
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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deafbrew

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -33.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2011 01:32:15 | More by deafbrew
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-05-2014 15:16:05 | More by danfix99
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

08-05-2013 02:29:00 | More by mportnoy
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-15-2012 12:39:57 | More by ncstateplaya
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bs870621345

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-28-2012 23:19:16 | More by bs870621345
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-25-2013 19:28:37 | More by herrburgess
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Verecund

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 01:32:25 | More by Verecund
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-13-2014 04:51:27 | More by Mantooth
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-24-2014 19:42:48 | More by jtladner
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-23-2014 04:49:33 | More by Kegatron
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-24-2013 04:13:31 | More by jsanford
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-29-2012 21:29:13 | More by fehrminator
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-03-2013 00:27:49 | More by IPAchris
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-14-2013 00:00:51 | More by nmann08
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-02-2013 22:08:31 | More by napetry
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2012 18:06:10 | More by hockeyfighter19
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-11-2013 20:41:03 | More by HamGlade10
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mklinger

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-17-2012 14:19:10 | More by mklinger
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-14-2013 00:49:04 | More by Radiosox
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ewright

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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!

Serving type: growler

12-11-2010 00:53:55 | More by ewright
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 14:38:10 | More by VncentLIFE
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Bung

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 20:25:45 | More by Bung
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2011 02:51:05 | More by tdm168
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

11-24-2010 02:09:55 | More by daliandragon
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

12-31-2013 03:21:32 | More by dirtylou
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Hogwash! from Fullsteam Brewery
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