Fat Bottom Brewing – Fire Starter smoked pumpkin porter = 4.5 smokestacks out of 7


Chattanooga is cool. Chris Calhoun is probably alright too. While his straightforwardly business name The Tap House might lack creativity, his beer menu does not. At the time of this drinking, The Tap House had 2 smoked beers on tap, both of which were new to The Ministry. As for the beer, not bad, well, too bitter. It has a dryness on the exhale. I can just barely taste the pumpkin, which is a good thing, and the potpourri spice garbage that often comes hand in hand with pumpkin beers is virtually non existent, which is a really good thing. This beer is OK. That’s all I have. I look forward to returning to The Tap House Chatt.

Brewer Fat Bottom Brewing
Beer Name Firestarter Smoked Pumpkin Porter
Brewer’s Description We put our spin on the classic porter by using Pecan smoked malt, smoked wheat, and real pumpkin. It’s velvety on the palate, and finishes with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and real vanilla. It’s just like drinking the Autumn season in a glass!
Food Pairings Burgers
Brewer Location Nashville, TN
Alcohol content by volume 6.5%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 30
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3.75
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3.8
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 4
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 4.5

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The Tap House (Chattanooga)


Also, I spotted this under the resin top bar. Its a good sign…



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