Hogwash! | Fullsteam Brewery

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60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States
fullsteam.ag

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by atsprings on 07-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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2.66/5  rDev -33.2%
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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3.14/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Verecund
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
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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3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Hogwash! from Fullsteam Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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