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Freetail Porto Gallito
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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American Wild Ale.
And lo, before the brewers of Freetail stood two freshly emptied Port barrels, calling to be filled and their potential realized. “To ze lab!” proclaimed staff Astrophysicist Dr. Klaus von Brandenburgen. For hours the brew team and Klaus brainstormed before it dawned on them that Klaus actually knows little to nothing about recipe formulation. “Das Leben ist wie ein Kinderhemd--kurz und beschissen. I am physicist,” said Klaus as he walked away. Left to their own devices, the brew team developed Double Red Rooster, which eventually went into barrels and transformed into this tawny, rich brew with hints of tartness. Es ist noch nicht aller Tage Abend. Ingredients: 2-Row, crystal, melanoidin, special B, chocolate and honey malts; peak alpha hops; top-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; last-minute inspiration.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
poured deep brown with minimal head. smell and flavor of sour malt, lemon peel, cabernet sauvignon, and wine barrel. Nose had a hint of instant hot chocolate powder. Not my favorite by freetail, wouldnt seek this one out again

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1290) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark and barrely; dates and other dark fruits blend with a strong port wine kick. Healthy amount of sourness before finishing oaky and dry. Another tasty sour from Freetail.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
murky amber pour, thinnest cream ring head. Nose is stinging acetic with manure, wet earth, and mushroom. Flavor is old and burnt, earthy and musty across the mid, sweetness throughout especially finish, light caramel and more green sourness. Sticky, grainy body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bomber purchased at Freetail. Dark hazy brown with a very small head. Nose is huge tartness cherries, tartness-nice and inviting. Taste is the same with lots of tartness, very dry, Nice base of cherries (?) and lots of tanginess tart. Delicious and a great representation of the Belgian Rodenbach style-well done Freetail!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle provided by Huhzubendah. Thanks! Poured a ruby color with a wispy white head. Aroma was slightly tart, with some sweet, but still pretty tart notes. A pretty drinkable and enjoyable brew. Liked this one a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
651mL thanks to Huhzubendah. Pours a clear, deep cola ruby. Weak, tan foam. Nose is oud bruin, chocolate, red wine, oak, savory smoked tomato, black pepper/Shiraz. Taste is spicy, lactic, peppery red wine, oak. Palate is lactic, citric, lime. I’m a sucker for oud bruin, my favorite style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Thanks, Geist. Nose is pretty light but is mostly oak and some oxidized malt. Flavor has some dark fruit character along with some astringency. Mild acid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10139) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is acetic cherry and plum with light toast malt and faint hops. Flavor is sour cherry, plum, and raspberry with light malt and hops, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks Huhzubendah. Medium beige head atop crystal clear dark brown/garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, fairly sour, some lemon/orange, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, Brett, some lemon, light wood. Medium body, low carbonation, some acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13503) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Clear ruby maroon color, large beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of sour plums, dates, subtle raisins. Taste is softly sour dark fruit and a bit of coffee. Very nice.


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