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Tuckaleechee Porter - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Tuckaleechee PorterTuckaleechee Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-09-2002)
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Heavy_D

Kentucky

4.64/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Poured a dark brown. Small head, thin lacing.

S: Smoke, roasted malts, chocolatey

T: Almost exactly like the smell, chocolate and coffee notes.

M: A little thinner than I expected, but still good and creamy.

O: A really nice porter, wish I had picked a couple more of these up while I was in Tenn.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:49:50 | More by Heavy_D
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A: Pours a rich, dark mahogany with a thin, creamy khaki mousse that does not leave much lacing once it settles.

S: Aromas of roasted grain, dark chocolate, cream, leather, vanilla bean, roasted nuts, and earthy ale hops are present on the nose.

T: Notes of leather, cream, vanilla bean, toasted almonds, roasted chestnuts, and nougat are present up front, while mild notes of hickory, coffee, dark chocolate, black walnut, and roasted grain make themselves known at mid-palate. The finish is mild and smooth with roasted nut, nougat, vanilla, and leather flavors.

M: Very delicate and smooth in the mouth. This ale is medium-bodied, creamy, and velvety with subtle, gentle carbonation.

O: A very pleasant, easy-going, approachable porter. In the past, I have not been all that generous in my reviews of this brewery's work, but this ale is a pleasant surprise. Recommended.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The quaint and proven little microbrewery that's nestled into the Smoky Mountains show a touch of England with a Porter that boasts the robust coffee, chocolate, and caramel flavors that makes the style rewarding, discriminating, and historic.

Tuckaleechee Porter pours a clear but dark brown, showing deep garnet highlights against the light. It builds a creamy tan foam that reduces to a collar around the rim before holding true with pocketed lace to decorate the glass.

Firm aromas of straight-up caramel, cocoa-rich chocolate, and nutty Columbian coffees. Roasted nuts and slightly scorched grain come into play as the aromas stop short of smoke. A tart twinge of grapeskin comes into play heading into taste.

Lightly cola-like, the taste kicks off with coffee, bittersweet chocolate, walnuts, peppercorn and burnt barley-- all backed by the hearty sweetness of caramel. Wood flavored hops come into the act at middle palate and begins to round out the sweetness and join with the coffee and cocoa taste. Finishing with expressiveness woody bitterness and slim grain-derived astringency, a slight acidity ensues and gives the beer a wine-like tannin effect.

Medium bodied, the beer's residual sweetness and buried carbonation gives the beer an early creaminess to start. The middle shows a quivering malt presence yet the sweetness lingers. Finishing with light alcohol warmth, mild grapeseed bite and a wet, sweet closure- the beer prefers a long lingering robust sweet taste.

Smoky Mountain's flagship Porter is a robust session for anyone graduating from German-style dark beers and wanting to get into more distinctive English and American Porter ales.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 06:06:46 | More by BEERchitect
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Tuckaleechee Porter from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.