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Freetail Porto Gallito
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. brown bottle purchased at the brewpub. Poured into a tulip. It looks dark brown as it pours and almost black in the glass. Aroma has cherries(a lot), a little lemon, and some vinegar but not much. A really good aroma. The taste is strongly acidic in a vinegar sort of way, cherries, and what seems like a wine barrel character. An acetic forward sour. It almost burns at the back of the throat. The taste is a definite dropdown from the aroma. Not really my cup of tea or I mean glass of beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1442) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma of sour cherries. A dark brown pour with mostly diminishing off-white head. The taste is medium sour - sour cherries, port wine notes. Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Crisp. Overall, enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, decent light tan head, and dark. The smell is wood, tart, fruit, tang, wild, funk, and nice wine like character. The taste is tangy, wood, fruits, funk, nice rounded complexity. Good feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Deep brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of tart cherry, wood, plums, brown sugar, and vinous. Taste is of red wine, tart raspberries, cherry, blackberry, wood, vanilla, and quite tart. Dry and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On draft for GABF 2012. Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and an off-white head. Nose is cherry, oak, tartness, red grapes, and vinous fruit. Flavor is similar: malt, vinous tartness, oak, cherries, and red grapes. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Nice sourness to go with the sweet port. A sweeter sour but not devoid of complexity. darker than I expected.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Thirdeye11 on the GABF party bus! Dark brown pour, light brown head. Aroma of cherries, plums, leather, cocoa powder, lactic tartness, some light woody smells. Flavor is rich and full bodied, sour, cherries, wine barrels, red wine, sour grapes...fine brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle share on the brewbus by Thirdeye11 I believe. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is massive cherries, oak, caramel, candy, big barrel. A sweet favor with lots of tart elements, cherries, toasted malts, figs, some sweeter spirit (not sure what this was aged in), and lingering sour fruit. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of vinous, caramel, cherry, cranberry, and minerals. Flavor of vinous, light sour cherries, caramel, earth, chocolate, and raisins.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
(draught) cloudy brown, medium tab head with fine bubbles. Nose of tart cranberry and other berries, cream, wet wood. Taste of tart cranberry, light raisin/fig, complex and tart. Medium body, tart linger, nice carbonation level.


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