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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
Thanks JCB. Pours a soft mahogany brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Lots of dark fruit and vinous notes in the nose, oaky with a light caramel-like sweetness and slight cherry notes. Very nice/round acidity with a lots of dark fruit and a touch of sweetness in the flavor. Light medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Thanks to whomever sent this my way! Nice dark brown pour, soapy head and carbonation. Oud bruin nose with modest wet oak. Mouthfeel is light and fairly acetic. Some interesting accents in this one, black pepper and mild chocolate in addition to the tart base. Red wine, dark notes.

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 (3753) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at RealTail 2012. Pours a cloudy amber with a small creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is vinegar sour fruit and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a strong tart and light malt and funk. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very good sour ale from Freetail.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3280) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a darker copper with no head of foam. The aroma is sour and tannic with big vanilla and oak notes coming through. Not hugely sour, but there is a slight tartness here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at Armin’s, courtesy of Dave. Thanks Man!!! Pour is deep brown with a slight red tint and a brown head; decent lacing. Sweet tarty, green apples, pears, light funk, urine, citrus, lemon peel, and biscuity aroma. Taste is dark fruity, grapey, grapefruit, plums, prunes, raspberries, blackberries, somewhat waxy, funky, and tangy witha big sour finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Nice sour!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
The beer is reddish amber hued with an inch of foamy beige head. The aroma offers red wine, tannins, oak, acetic yeast, port, currants. Smells nice. The flavor follows suit, offering nice complexity and balance. A nice tart finish with alcohol content well disguised. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A delightful beer to sip and savor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar and wine. Taste follows with a finish of port. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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