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Alley Kat / 8 Wired Collabrewation Porter

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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Edmonton, Canada

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Two great breweries ... One great beer.

Brewed with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops and Manuka wood smoke; and Alberta malts, Ryan’s Honey and Saskatoon berries.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted smoked malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Collabrewation, hahaha, oh canada.. Very dark brown red color, near black. Light comes through around the edges; not opaque. Thin khaki head, some splotches and dots of lace. Some wood smoke in the nose, dark fruit. Good moderate roast in the flavor, moderate bitterness, light sweet. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Man, even the wood is NZ? Nice touch. Medium to bigger body. Bigger flavor for the lighter 5.6% ABV. Better than expected, this porter was.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group via kbudd19. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has some smoke, berries, a sweet note and some earth. If there is roasted malt I am missing it. The flavor is nothing like the nose. I get an herbal tea character, some honey and a hint of tobacco. Dry. This is strange, but has quite a bit of character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with a fluffy light brown head that leaves lots of lace. Aroma of smoke, ash, tobacco, fruity esters and sweet honey. Taste is ashy cigarettes, cocoa, roasted malts, a nice dry finish and taste of the nelson hops really comes out on the finish. Excellent randomness porter.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
650ml bomber from Coop. 5.6%. Preface- I love AK, 8Wired, Nelson Sauvin Hops, and smoked style beers. This however was a train wreck for me. Dark pour with a bubbly head that fades quickly. Aroma is dusty, ashy campfire and berry esters. Palate is dominated by an ashy, funky smokiness that doesn’t allow any of the toasted malt character shine. Nelson Sauvin hops are lost in this torrential downpour of wood smoke brewjuice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Thin, quick dissipating beige head atop a deep brown body. Nose of roasted nuts. Flavour is sweet, toasted almonds, raisins, ash and coal. Thin, burnt finish. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law. Dark brown with a long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is husky dark malts, light smoke, with hints of tangy fruit. The palate opens with a surprising nuttiness, like Brazil nuts, followed by dusty cocoa, light smoke, and earthy clay. There is a sweetness here too, but not identifiable as fruit or honey definitively for me. The finish is very dry, with a peanut skin bitterness. Interesting and very drinkable; one that I kept thinking about until the last swallow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (660) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
Dark brown - little bit of light foam. Aromas of toast, coffee, gentle smoke. A little bit more smoke as you taste it, but it’s very gentle. Berries are noticeable. Berries and smoke provide pleasant interest to a plain porter. A bit light bodied. Even sessionable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Cola brown complete with a tall rocky cap. Aroma and taste are similar, thin cold coffee, hints of ash, maybe vanilla. Better than I thought it would be. Sweetness builds, bitterness lingers. Keep hitting notes of chocolate orange. Good enough but I’ll forget about it by tomorrow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mlkluther (46) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
650 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Nose is unique for a porter. There is malt, smoke, and berry. Taste is also very unique. This beer finished long on the palate and finished with a decidedly smokey flavour. Also subtle sweet notes. An interesting beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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