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Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1272) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
starewich (140) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Aroma is coffee, malts and a hint of toffee. The flavor is coffee, caramel, toffee, mild sweetness and a mildly tart/acidic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
Had this beer at the 4th Annual Casanova Beer Cave Festival. Has a nice roast with chocolate, rather light taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (482) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Very smooth drinking porter. Fairly velvety mouth feel. Borderline stout taste and aroma. You will be pleasantly surprised.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Malt, roast, mild coffee, and mild hop aroma and flavours. Blck with creamy black head. Well balanced and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma shows dark chocolate, coffee, and moderate roast. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, nuts, and vanilla. Overall body is moderate and finishes with a nice roasted bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as part of a sampler at Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. Appearance is a murky dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is very rich, huge chocolate notes, touch of nutmeg perhaps. Taste is somewhat like butterfinger, chocolate, hazelnut, peanut, very very good. This was hands down the best of the sampler.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle bought is Wisconsin. Pours black, with a thickish oily look. Bold chocolate and roast aromas. I got more chocolate than coffee in flavour. A good example of a solid American porter. Good drinkability, and way to end the meal.


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