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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2012
bottle pour. comes out of the bottle a deep brown. medium tan head. minimal retention and lacing. sweet aroma of roasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate and coffee. thinner beer than it would appear but thereís a lot going on here. roasted coffee flavors up front with a creamy bitter finish. real nice porter from the boys at ale asylum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
6oz sample. Stained-glass brown-red-black. Steady beige head. A roasty session porter. Minimal, subtle hopping. A tad thin. Chocolate, vanilla tones. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Taster tap at the brewery. Just like the description says, this is a middle of the road beer in terms of body, and itís not too bold taste wise. Itís a traditional porter, real good actually, but not as memorable as most other Ale Asylum varieties Iíve tried. Theyíve set the bar high for themselves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. A: The beer pours almost black in color with a finger of off-white head. S: A nice roasted malt aroma to this one. Some sweet toffee and molasses. There is some dark chocolate and even a bit of sweeter milk chocolate. Maybe a little vanilla. T: Slightly watery, but otherwise good. Lots of dark chocolate and cocoa with plenty of roasted malt. As with the aroma, there is some subtle vanilla character to it, too. M: On the lighter side of medium with medium carbonation. O: A nice aroma to this and a fairly good flavor too, just a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Extremely dark brown/black pour with a frothy off-white head. Mild dark chocolate aroma. Smooth, semi-light to medium palate. Silky smooth, soft chocolate flavor. Delicate. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4925) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2589) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5796) - 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.

   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. Iíve only managed to acquire a couple Ale Asylum beers, and I need more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
12oz bottle from Steveís 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 wasnít exceptional, but it was pretty solid. A very sessionable porter.

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