nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AWISLguy (1245) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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 (920) - 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 (7309) - 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 (636) - 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 (8254) - , 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.