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Freetail Porto Gallito
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RATINGS: 41   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - 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 (9999) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bomber poured a cl;ear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of port, caramel, oak, light coconut and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of port, caramel, oak, light vanilla and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering port finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of skycracksopen. Thanks Dave! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Acetic, black cherry, funky, lightly vinous, citrusy aroma. Oaky, fairly tart, black cherry, light caramel, woody flavor. Not to fucken hard to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8856) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8163) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6928) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Dave for the pour! Clear dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tart fruits, hints of oak, slight vinegar, hints of caramel. Taste is a mix of tart fruit, mixed caramel, toffee, touch of oak, slight caramel, finishing fairly tart, slightly bitter. Tasty.


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