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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.


akoeninger's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Dark brown, coffee and roasted malt aroma. Strong coffee, roasted, almost smokey flavor. More flavor than body, and finishes quickly.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
napdynmite (54) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Thin for a porter but also very tasty. Perhaps this is a summer porter. It lacks the boozy, stickiness of a classic porter but is strong on bitter chocolates and roasted malt. I will definitely get more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerKurve (483) - - JUN 10, 2014
Pitch black with a khaki colored thin head. Aroma of roasted barley, dark chocolate, cocoa sweetness and coffee. Flavors of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee and some mild but noticeable hoppiness. Very roasty aftertaste. Light body with some moderate carbonation. Quite tasty and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. A ton of chocolate in the nose. Dark brown pour with minimal tan head. Flavor is dark chocolate with no tartness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (486) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a full sized light brown head. Very malty, a little chocolate and ash and an earthy background. Flavor has a light malty sweetness and a long dry finish. Medium bodied with a foamy feel.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black like every other newage Porter. The aroma is not clean, but not English esters either, maybe a bit of a vanilla character. The taste is very roasty and I am getting some black licorice which I do not care for. Not as bitter as a lot of the competition. Pretty good, but there are a lot of better Porters out there.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle from madbeerbaron. Pours deep brown with caramel border. Aroma is faint coffee(espresso?), maybe some cocoa, and bread. Taste is rich malt, some light coffee notes. Not a deep flavor but nice and smooth.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonnyMadison (28) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Flavor is very chocolately, with a coffee or espresso taste. Very smooth, with lots of flavor, but also drinkable. A great porter!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrjaxson (281) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Chocolate is the theme here. It makes its initial announcement in the aroma when Contorter is poured, influences the taste and continues through the sweet, chocolatey finish. Deceptively thin body. Dozens of better porters out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2158) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Good coconut porter, couldnt taste all of the coconut but pretty good chocolate

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2341) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Tiefschwarze Farbe mit beigem Schaum. Sehr toller caramelmalziger Schoko-Espresso-Geruch. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig, cremig, aber etwas süßlich-klebrig.
Zum Hauptteil zeigt sich das Bier klebrig-malzig-süßlich, etwas langweilig-neutral, ganz leicht wässrig.
Der Nachgeschmack ist leider auch nicht annähernd komplex, malzig-süßlich, aber nicht klebrig. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine neutral-malzig-süße Note Kaum Herbe spürbar.
--> etwas langweilig. Sehr süffig und gut trinkbar. Aber dafür sogar schon einen Tick zu süß. Schade.
--> 10/12/8/9


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