jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
akoeninger (551) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, coffee and roasted malt aroma. Strong coffee, roasted, almost smokey flavor. More flavor than body, and finishes quickly.
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a small ring head. Heavy choco-coffee aromas with a little sweet alcohol. Blunt coffee grounds flavor with a thin body. Slighty bitter and watery aftertaste.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Catching up on old ratting. On tap and in the bottle. The coffee flavors that come through always continue to surprise me. More roast than anything, but very good.
br3wcr3w (3) - Madison, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Easy drinking porter. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel . Medium bodied, and lighter on the palette than you’d expect. Nice to have a "winter" beer that goes down easy. Another winner from Ale Asylum.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Nice porter.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is black with light tan head and lots of large bubbles. Nose is light fudge and chocolate cake, notes of tobacco and roast with a light green finish. Taste is much thinner, more roasted and leathery tobacco, thin finish and assertive carbonation. Not as put together and rich in the flavor but not bad.
starewich (168) - - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Cola-colored, with a thin head. This is just plain delicious, a roasted, nutty dark chocolate flavor with floral hints and less of the coffee and soy sauce that overpower most porters. Some might find it a little watery or off-the-mark in taste, but I for one applaud Ale Asylum for making a dark beer so approachable and drinkable.
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass.
2.5 A: Black color. I couldn’t muster much of a head despite an aggressive pour.
4.0 S: This smells more like dark chocolate than maybe any other brew I’ve ever had. Lightly grainy malts with a healthy sweetness that enhances the rich, dark chocolate vibe.
4.0 T: Taste also brings about dark chocolate, but only a fraction of what the nose suggested. Still, this has depth and richness with a moderate sweetness and roastiness. Not super complex though. Still, quite tasty.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. A little undercarbonated, but not by much. Rich and viscous and I imagine this would be quite creamy if there was more carbonation.
4.0 D: Tasty beer. This is how I prefer my porters, with a little girth on them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-10-2012 20:59:20