Little Fish Brewery of Athens, Ohio has a good number of smoked beers to choose from. On this day SmokeBeerMinistry made it out to Ohio and got to test out Enginuity, a 5.8% abv smoked porter and it was a dud. I didn’t like it. It was too bitter, musty, the maltiness tasted funny, it had a unappealing dryness to it, and there was virtually no smoke. Then Little Fish retired this beer. How lucky Enginuity was to be served at 101 Beer Kitchen, I really like this place. I am interested in visiting this brewery however, in the hopes of discovering that this was just some kind of one-off situation. Here’s to hope. 2 smokestacks out of 7.
|Brewer||Little Fish Brewing|
|Brewer’s Description||This porter, brewed with house-smoked malts, is a tribute to the freight train line that runs right on the edge of our property. We brew this coal-black ale with Ohio-grown barley, smoked in our custom smoker, with a mix of local hardwoods (cherry, chestnut oak, and applewood). If you are a fan of smoked beers, seek this one out!|
|Food Pairings||Chicken Pot Pie|
|Brewer Location||Athens, OH|
|Alcohol content by volume||5.80%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||no word on ibu|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||5.75|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||2|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||2|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||5|
|Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)||2|
Check out their website, its pretty good. Even contains pages of archives.