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Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This medium-bodied ale is dark in color and deceiving on the palate. The glassy smooth finish of this beer is your first hint that dark in color doesn't always mean heavy in stomach.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pablo951 (462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Had it on tap at Ale Asylum in Madison Wi. Poured a dark black hue with no head or lacing. Slight coffee aroma with an equally subtly tasting coffee taste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Midnight black. A coffee monster ... All the way in the aroma and flavor. Silky smooth on the palate, this would be great for breakfast. (#5115, 7/2/2013)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque brown, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and cigarettes. Flavor is the same with a bit of old chocolate. Light sWeet, astringent, and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Dark brown. Medium light brown head, reducing, partially lasting. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, some caramel. Flavor matches. Slick light to medium body. Tasty and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours a very hazy, dark brown with a half finger of tan head that does not dissipate. A lot of sediment, so I guess you can take this review for what it’s worth. Had aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, toffee, and molasses. Real sweet all the way down. Medium bodied beer, slick and sticky mouthfeel. Strong toffee aftertaste lingers for a while. Decent beer, I am going to look out a fresher version in the future.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha, bubbly head and a decent amount of lacing. There is a TON of sediment in this beer. Nose is very chocolatey with hints of vanilla and strong roasted malt. A unique anise note is hidden behind the roast. Mouth is very chocolatey with anise coming through again. A perfect roastiness is present. medium body with a very smooth finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timrappelton (10) - - APR 30, 2013
Great beer from a great brewery!! Has a wonderful bitter chocolate flavor and a coffee like quiality that is really really nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1623) - - MAR 14, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Innocuous porter with just enough roastiness to conform to the style. Not terrible but I wouldn't seek it out again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is heavy on nuts, caramel, and sweet malt. Also a bit of chocolate. A very smooth body with subtle bitter notes and a bit of a sweetness. Finishes very smooth.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light butterscotch notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with herbal notes, a bit light. On tap at brewpub, Jan 20 2012.


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