Answers to questions: It was originally a Rye beer yes. But they threw in the lb of smoked pecan wood and it can be a lot of different things now.
What would I like it to taste like....I want it to taste...Great
I thought about making a porter since it now has the smokey flavor. I have been collecting and growing yeast from a previous bitter batch so I have a nice amount of wlp002 english ale yeast that would go great.
I was thinking a porter bc I have never done one before but besides the chocolate malt, what else would help round it out? I have the following leftover hops in my brew space: 1oz of Kent Goldings and 1 oz of fuggle I believe + 1/2 oz hersbrucker, 1/2 oz of centennial. I think the cent and hersbrucker are out of place when taking the smokey flavor into account. Does this inspire more from anyone out there? Thanks for the help brew meisters!