Freetail Porto Gallito
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3810) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3587) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3094) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2706) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Dark, amber colour with a lighter tint. Lightly tanned head. Sour aroma with lemons, wood, fruits. Taste is sour. Some acetone. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes sour with lemons. More acetone. Lovely paint thinner - I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2326) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle- Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is sweet chocolate,cherry, fruits, tartness, barrel, alcohol..Taste is nice cherry, chocolate, barrel, tartness, refreshing, fruit..silky palate;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2077) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a darker brown color with off-white head. Funk, caramel malt, and some dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1595) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1581) - 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

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