Tall Dark & Smokey

Georgia
United States
Tall Dark & Smokey, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
78
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

A Brewing Conversations collaboration with Rasheed Philips of Philip's Barbeque Co.! The beer is a smoked porter featuring dark malts which were specially selected and smoked by Philips Barbeque for this project and select vanilla and cocoa nibs which create a roasty, well rounded, and flavorful porter.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
78
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Tall Dark & Smokey by Pontoon Brewing. This beer pours a dark brown in color with opaque clarity. It features ruby highlights when held up to the light. A thin, mocha-colored head is persistent around the edge of the glass. The aroma consists of very light smoke with a medium neutral sweet aspect. A medium-low chocolate and light vanilla, when coupled with the noted sweetness, is reminiscent of chocolate frosting. The flavor consists of a medium malt sweetness, which is at the forefront, then gives way to a low coffee and chocolate flavor. No hop flavor is noted and a medium-low bitterness seems to be malt- driven. The flavor in this beer is thin and persists only shortly into the finish and is reminiscent of a bitter Tootsie Roll. This beer has a medium body with low carbonation. There is no alcohol warmth and a very light, but pleasant, malt-derived astringency. Overall, I would have liked to have seen more smoked aspect in this beer. The flavor of this beer was slightly thin as a whole. More persistence in the finish would do this beer justice.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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