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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timrappelton (10) - - APR 30, 2013
Great beer from a great brewery!! Has a wonderful bitter chocolate flavor and a coffee like quiality that is really really nice.

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!

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.

4.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Strong malt aroma. Smooth and thick to the palate. Very nice malt flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours black like coffee, slightly viscous with a tan head. Nose of dark chocolate, malt and rye bread. Nice carbonation with dark chocolate on the palate, fuller mouthfeel and a clean finish.

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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Draught sample at the brewery, mid-October 2006, listed as "Disporterly Conduct", clever ha ha. Beautiful opaque walnut-to-black with a thin ring of foam and creamy tan head though it dies quickly....aroma is stunning: strong, roasty coffee and lightly burnt malts, rich underlying caramel, faint wafts of gingerbread and, with some warmth, star anise and vanilla, a lovely balance of spice and roasty porter goodness.....luscious body, nutty-oily in mouthfeel with strong touches of dried fruit (cherry, fig), medium-bodied coffee, bitter chocolate and roasty dark grains....somewhat light-bodied but there’s enough heft to support the richness...hmm this seems to be rated on the low side of this fine brewery’s wares but it was my favorite for sure.

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,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (494) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours ebony into the glass with a thick creamy brown foam on top. Nose is molasses and chocolate. Nice and creamy on the palate, the taste is full of coffee, chocolate and chicory. Nice dry finish. An exemplary porter-true to the style and very tasty. Pairs well with pastrami and rye.


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