Skullsaw Porter | Burial Beer Co.

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
burialbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enraptured by ethereal perceptions, our most captivating concepts easily shine before us. And often, they guide us back to right where we were. For each single brew, nearly 1,000 lbs of sweet potatoes, from our own home state, present a robust mouthfeel and subtle flavor, spice free, that lends to the drinkability of our beloved porter. The bounty of the season’s feast shall lay lightly upon our tongue.

Added by kell50 on 10-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,899
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
pDev:
4.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Tucquan
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-07-13 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz canned on 2017-10-11

A - Moderately clear dark brown with a massive 4-finger pillowy tan head with decent lace.

S - Lightly toasted grain, touch of molasses and sweet potato. Pretty mild aroma though; but pleasing.

T - Medium toasted grain with a touch of char. Sweet potato sweetness and flavors are a nice compliment. Semi-sweet chocolate. Earthy spice. Appropriate roasted and hop bitterness for balance in the pleasing, lasting finish.

M - Medium body and medium-high carbonation (perhaps a bit too much for a porter).

O - Basically a well-done porter with sweet potato flavor and sweetness for variety.

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Photo of Kwright
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a beautiful porter with sweet potatoes, better probably in autumn than early spring, but the flavor is incredibly and its another wonderfully well constructed burial beer, i cannot wait to visit these guys next month! deep chocolate brown colored brew from the artful can, a lathery sandstone hued head rises up, some lace lingers as i drink it down. i dont smell a ton of the potatoes, although it does have a sweet and starchy property, its more about the malt here, dark chocolate and baked dark bread, with an essence of coffee grounds and high mineral wet dark soil, very earthy and complete. the flavor is great with the sweet potato, they taste boiled and cooked up, not raw and crunchy but soft, even whipped like they are ready for the table. its an awesome complexion with the dark malts in here, great balance, and the coolest part is there is no appreciable spice or sugar add. no maple or molasses or marshmallow, no clove or cinnamon or ginger, so many of these fall down that rabbit hole, this one keeps it simple and i think it results in a more drinkable and unique beer. smooth and chocolatey going down. do they make this one all year? i feel like i want to revisit it again come october chilly nights...

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Dark and nearly opaque body appearance, with a nice mahogany brown quality. Head creation is a solid three fingers of rich lather and tan color. Creamy filling with excellent formation upon the pour, real nice looking porter.

Nice solid aroma. Thick senses of cream and dark cocoa nibs, a little bit of bitter roast but this sort of sweet almost vanilla like smell comes off real nicely. Touches a little fruit sweet as well. Quite a great bouquet going on here.

Palate seems to stick to basics, but done very well. Milk stout like body and feel, with touches of a bit of sweetness that is kind of earthy. Mid palate has classic chocolate and light roast qualities, but there's just a bigger touch of sweetness with a nice almost pine and earth bitterness. Interesting finish that's almost earthy and peppery in flavor with some soft roast qualities.

While it's a take on a special ingredient, there's only a little bit of distinct character. In the end though, the beer comes off more as just a solid porter worth drinking.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Porter brewed with North Carolina sweet potatoes. Poured from a can into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is very dark, not quite black, and sports a luxurious long-lasting fine khaki head. The nose is a little faint, but I get some roast, some sweet toffee, and what can only be described as freshly-baked brownies.

Medium body with a firm feel. The roast hits you first, reminding you that this is a real porter. It intensifies to espresso around mid-palate, then it all starts to fade. The sweet potato is there, but it's a little overwhelmed by the roast. Overall, a good porter, but I think it could use a little more sweetness to balance all that roast.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a bit of a puzzle to me. It pours a deep brown-black with a frothy tan head. The nose has plenty of interesting spices to it - from the sweet potatoes, of course. It's odd - the beer is technically classified as a porter, but it could just as easily be a spiced or herbed beer. The taste and mouth feel are quite unique... seems to be a bit of nutmeg, and it feels like it almost pops in your mouth.

Very odd. Decent, but only a novelty to me - couldn't drink more than half a pour. Smaller cans are recommended.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12/23/17 can @ Asheville house

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky almost opaque very dark cola brown in color with moderate amounts of active fine visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a few small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted malts with light to moderate aromas of coffee and earthy hops. Light aromas of sweet potato earthiness + sweetness and a hint of bittersweet chocolate.

T: Upfront there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of roasted malts with a light amount of sweet potato earthiness + sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of coffee, hints of bittersweet chocolate, and light flavors of earthy hops. Just shy of moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost creamy.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a smooth/creamy mouthfeel from the addition of the sweet potatoes. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 33 ratings