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Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA

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RATINGS: 140   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
12 oz. Deep ebony with a lasting foam. Nose is cocoa, coffee and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, espresso, graham cracker and caramel. Light-medium body is smoothly carbonated and easily drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1295) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Woodlands in the Falls. Pours very dark black-brown with fair carbonation below the surface and off-brown head. Nice lacing. Sucker for that deep dark porter look with the concentric lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, chocolate and some grape. Taste is super smooth chocolate with caramel, butterscotch, some nuttiness. Some carbonation. Finishes sweet toffee with some body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Draft at Haze. Deep black, maybe a hint of brown. Respectable beige head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Thicker side of medium bodied. A well done Porter, with some pleasant chocolate notes. Faint covered up hops, barely a trace. Sweet, roasty chocolate milk finish. Middle of the road, but well executed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Superb porter. I’ve only managed to acquire a couple Ale Asylum beers, and I need more!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
From notes on 2/20 Tasting. Light color for a porter. Nice chocolatey flavor. Light chocolate aromas. Overall a pretty decent porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Fruity porter. It doesn’t have as much roasted malts as most, especially a winter-only release.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
twb0392 (10) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Dark brown in co,or. A little lighter in taste and on the pallate than most porters. Dark chocloate aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
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.


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