67F100 (32) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nearly black pour from the bottle. Smallish tan head. Tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel all present in the aroma. Slightly bitter finish keeps things from getting muddy and allows the different flavors to emerge as dominant after each sip. Very nice lacing which lasted the length of the entire glass. Thinner than most porters, but that’s intentional, so no points off there. Just over 5% ABV, but still a fine porter option for session drinking.
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo.
Poured clear dark brown color with an average fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark chocolate flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid complex beer.
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours oil black with a thinnish head that dissapates quickly. Nose is malty with lightly roasty and chocolatey tones. Flavor is same with a slightly acidic aftertaste. Pretty thin on the mouth but overall a very drinkable porter.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009
12/31/2008 and 1/21/2009: Ale Asylum Contorter Porter has a traditional deep brown color with a thin tan skin on top. The has a really appetizing roasty, coffee aroma. The flavor is also quite robust with heavily roasted malt accompanied by chocolate and coffee. There is also a nice herbal/grassy acidic coffee-like bitterness in the finish. I really like the amount of roasted barley flavor in this beer. It also has a medium body and is easy to drink. This is a porter that I could drink one after another and enjoy every one quite thoroughly. This is another solid Ale Asylum brew.
12 fl. oz. bottles given to me by my good old buddy Jason. Thanks man! Rating #44 for this beer.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a chocolate black with a tan head. Good lactose flavors with nice chocolate and coffee flavors too. Accents of caramel too. Milky creamy mouth. Good porter!
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for passing this bottle onto me. Pours a deep brown almost black with a medium creamy tan head that left some lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma of grainy malt, chocolate notes, light coffee, some roasty notes, caramel, almonds and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee grinds, dark chocolate, caramel and nuts. Solid porter.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color. Smell of roasted coffee, hops, chocolate and caramel. Taste of coffee, hops, caramel, light chocolate and watery.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of nuts, toastiness, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, chocolate, and roasted malt.
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Steve’s in WI. Pours a dark brown black with a tan creamy head. Old grain and roasted malts with a touch of molasses. Ashy watery roasted malt flavors. Decent flavors but really watery. With a thicker body and flavors, this could be really good. As it is, its quite lacking.
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little bit of chocolate in there. Some coffee. But overall, a bit thin and not as heavy as I like my porters. Still, there is a nice hoppy taste that lingers.