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Brewers Art Proletory Ale

Brewers Art Proletory Ale
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
After much demand for a seriously dark beer, we came up with this delicacy. Black, smooth and easy to drink, this is our beer for the people!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1543) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at Brewers Art. Dark Brown with tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee aroma. Roasted Malt with some smokiness, chocolate an coffee flavors. Really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6647) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Draft at the source. Poured a very dark, almost black color, some light ruby notes on the edges of the glass, with a off-white head sitting on top. Aroma was chocolate, with some light coffee notes. Some roasted malts, light chocolate. Pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Cask at Maxís. dark maroon color, thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate oatmeal. Taste is similar, with toast and coffee. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, red grapes, coffee, and Graham cracker. Flavor is balanced malt and dark fruit esters with faint hops; cigarette smoke undertones towards the end with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Tap at Brewerís Art. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel and chocolate malt, leather yeast and earthy hops with dates and plums. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ao125 (18) - Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
erving Type: On tap @ The Brewerís Art bar Appearance: Dark, almost porter-like in color and appearance. I would never have guessed at the complexity from first glance. Smell: Chocolate, Belgian "funk", raisins & plums, some roast. Taste: Sweet, malty, a tiny bit of roast - though definitely balanced. and playful with the style - whatever the style actually is. There is a bit of alcohol taste in there, which Iím sure comes from the Belgian ingredients. Tastes like a much bigger beer than it actually is. I would have guessed 8% - not the 5% listed above. Easily drinkable over long periods of time. Mouthfeel: porter-like Overall: Great beer when paired with steak & frites. Definitely not what I would have expected from a dark beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1830) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Proletary pours dark brown, almost black with a slight tan head. Tight carbonation provides a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Aromas of fresh coffee and spicy hops pervade. Nice even fade in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Bready malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, toasted bread and mild coffee. The finish is dry and chocolaty. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into an English pint glass. Really looking forward to this. Iíve been in Baltimore for almost four years now and havenít been to Brewerís Art until tonight. 3.5 A: Dark as night but really clear. Not a whole lot of head, but maybe that was the bartenderís fault. Not too much lacing either. Still, not bad. 3.0 S: Strong coffee aroma. Dark crystal malts. Bready. 1.0 T: This was the worst tasting beer Iíve ever had in my life. I was hoping that it would magically turn into a Natty Boh or a Schafer. Some aspects were really good. Strong coffee and dark chocolate backbone, but then came the horrible, awful taste of spoiled wine. I had trouble driving it into me. 3.0 M: Medium body. Smooth, but not creamy. 1.0 D: The taste destroys any hope of drinkability. There is no way in hell this is a Belgian beer. Itís a standard (though awful) American stout. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-20-2009 08:53:33

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On cask at the 2009 SPBW Real Ale Fest 10/17/09: Pours a mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges and a thin creamy tan head. Aroma of dry grainy dark malts with a touch of grassy English hops. Starts with average fullness and a hint of dark malty sweetness and some mild bittering hops with a drier toasty grainy finish. Pretty smooth and drinkable, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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