DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superb porter. I’ve only managed to acquire a couple Ale Asylum beers, and I need more!
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter dark chocolates and fairly roasty with a light coffee, some caramel, a few nuts, cream, and a touch of earth. Flavor is thinner with coffee roasts up front. A dark chocolate with a thin cream and a light dark fruit comes in and guides this towards the finish. Ends with a light earth, nuts, and a touch of caramel. Dry with a light bitterness and some roasts with a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a thinner, but fairly flavorful porter. Moderately sweet with a good amount of roasts and enough of a hop bitterness to balance. This wasn’t exceptional, but it was pretty solid. A very sessionable porter.
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes on 2/20 Tasting. Light color for a porter. Nice chocolatey flavor. Light chocolate aromas. Overall a pretty decent porter.
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity porter. It doesn’t have as much roasted malts as most, especially a winter-only release.
dwm1034 (626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle in batch from SIL Todd...thanks again..pours dark with thin tan head...dissipates rapidly. Beautiful black color .... even better taste...rich chocolate / very smooth....excellent porter to me....and I do like my porters....will do again...will have to check out other Ale Asylum beers.
twb0392 (10) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in co,or. A little lighter in taste and on the pallate than most porters. Dark chocloate aftertaste.
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with brown head. Nose of oats, barley, roast chocolate malt and coffee. Taste of roast chocolate malt, barley, malt balls and coffee. Medium body.
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nice dark brown with fizzy off white head. Aroma has notes chocolate, roast, and a touch of acidity. Taste is thin, but has notes of roast, chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Maybe a touch of acidity in the back end of the beer. Nice, sessionable brew.
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What else could you want from a Porter? Roasted Chocolate Malt. That settles it in my book.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a tan head and some lace. Tanish brown head. Nice roasty malty nose with a little dark ripe fruit, cocoa, coffee, a hint of vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is basically the same as aroma. In spite of the richness it’s fairly drinkable. Very full flavored.