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Courageous Conductor - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Courageous Conductor
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very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The General , steam engine extraordinaire, was hi jacked by Union spies. It took itʼs conductor William Fuller to chase them down and bring the train home. Our tribute to his bravery and balls, is a “courageous” take on the fruit porter. Raspberry. Cherry. Vanilla. This chocolate hero will chase you down too!

(Beer added by: GameFreac on 02-20-2013)
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Reviews by GameFreac:
Photo of GameFreac
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the open house on 2/16.

The full name is Courageous Conductor Red Velvet Cake Porter. If that doesn't make you want to try this beer, I don't know what to tell you.

Appearance: Pours a black brownish with a reddish tint.

Smell: Smells mainly of raspberries, slight cherries, and slight chocolate.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. Very raspberry forward. The brewer said he put 40 pounds of raspberries in this beer and I believe him.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Not getting the 8% at all.

Overall: Honestly, I wouldn't really know this was a porter if it wasn't black or they didn't tell me. Very good fruit beer. Interesting.

GameFreac, Feb 20, 2013
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Courageous Conductor from Burnt Hickory Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.