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Ale Asylum Contorter Porter

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Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Nice malty undertone. B. v. V. C. B. v. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (564) - - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle, thanks Immanuel! Sweet chocolate malt aroma with notes of roasted malt. Pours dark brown with with a thin light brown head and a touch of lacing. Starts with roasted malt flavor with a nice medium body. Finishes smooth with the chocolate malt coating the palate at the end. Very good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Pours nearly black with a medium tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and mild piney hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (821) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. A little light on the flavor and thin but in a good way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Black body with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, moderate to lively carbonation. Chocolate, roast and toffee taste. The body could be heftier, but an enjoyable porter nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
napdynmite (61) - 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 (509) - - 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 (1987) - 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 (521) - 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 (113) - 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.


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