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Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA

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RATINGS: 138   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap at brewery, pours dark brown and has a nice chocolate aroma to it, flavor bursts with chocolate, decent but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy of motortoddhead. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of cocoa, molasses, burned malt, figs. Tastes of bitter malt, chocolate, pepper, some earthy hints, coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
grownfool’s Even the postman knows what’s in those packages tasting. Bottle shared by me thanks to MrPickles. Dark brown, brown-black, light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty. Taste is sweet, chocolate, light roast.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1966) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle bonus thanks to MrPickles! Dar kbrown/black pour, very little carbonation and a slightly chocolate aroma. Flavor was roasted malts, some coffee/chocolate and finished dry. Decent beer, slightly above average IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3193) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours a deep brown basically black with a small head and some lace. The aroma is some coffee, a little cinnamon, some roasty malt, some candy sweetness, a mild hoppiness, and something odd I can’t quite put my finger on. The flavor is much like a delicious coffee drink with some mild sweetness, some fruitiness, a nice bitter hoppiness, with a good creamy character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Draught at the pub. Pours dark brown, opaque with a creamy light brown head that leaves thick lines of filmy lacing. Aroma and flavor are dark, roasty with a dark chocolate bitter-sweetness. Slightly watery but with a nice viscuosness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a dark cola with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of old chocolate, beef jerky, and smoked malts. Taste of chocolate, beef jerky, smoked malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 13, 2010
Wow, haven’t had this ina long time- forgot who great it was. Pours deep dark brown holds a thin head. Smell of sweet caramel, toasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is big flavors of milk chocolate and coffee bitterness that fades into sweet malt- yum. Body is liter. An awesome porter. Had heavy sediment at the bottom-cool.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - APR 7, 2010
basement aromas, caramel, coffee, nuts, dough, banana, earthy, brown, cloudy, minimal head, smoke, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, paper napkin, medium body, thick feel, flat,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Pours an opaque dark brown, damn near black but with brown edges, with a creamy tan head. Beautiful to look at. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, and earthy hops. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, smoked wood, earthy hops, dirt, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a roasty finish. Very good porter, and sessionable.


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