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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.


3.8
   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 (917) - 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 (6928) - 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 (626) - 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 (7898) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2011
What else could you want from a Porter? Roasted Chocolate Malt. That settles it in my book.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2010
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.


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