Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2210) - - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12935) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akoeninger (682) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark brown, coffee and roasted malt aroma. Strong coffee, roasted, almost smokey flavor. More flavor than body, and finishes quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
br3wcr3w (3) - Madison, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5508) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
starewich (170) - - AUG 17, 2012
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.

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