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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Torpor is the Freetail Bat’s hibernation period. You could hibernate all year with this deep, dark robust porter with a lasting beige head. Hints of toffee and dark cocoa, and a balancing hop bite bring this rich ale full circle. Based on a Texas original.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 27 May 2012 -- On tap in the brewery for San Antonio Craft beer week. A solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Medium, thin brown. White small head. Nice, bitter cocoa and toffee aroma. Very cool and clean aroma and palate. Full of flavor. Not too sweet. Decent bitterness. Dominated by toffee flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
No lacing or head, off brown in color and just straight up malty (although off flavored) taste. Wouldn’t reccomend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1563) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft sample at the brewpub. The porter poured a dark brownish-black with a medium creamy tan colored head that diminishes steadily. Roasted malt and coffee on the nose. The body was thin. There were flavors of charcoal with a touch of hops in the background. The carbonation was soft. The finish was clean with coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts. Pours a dark brown with a none lasting tan head and no lacing. The taste is fruity with notes of malt and chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, not a lot of taste - in fact somewhat watery on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, cream and chocolate. The flavor is made up of light chocolate and roasted malt notes, as well some oats and cream. Medium, soft and silky mouthfeel, with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Black color/ tan head. Mild chocolate, roasty malt aromas. medium bodied. Dry chocolate, medium roast malt, coffee flavors. nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
On draft at the brewery. Dark brown body with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Smells of fresh coffee, dark chocolate and roastiness. Medium sweetness with caramel, roasty and dark coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Dry, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
On tap at Freetail. Dark pour with a tan brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee. Taste is the same but stronger on the coffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Growler, courtesy 4.4-40. Pours a clear, dark, chestnut to mahogany color that shines a deep crimson when strongly backlit. A small, foamy, mocha colored head leaves skinny bands of lacing on the glass. The nose is simple, showing barley roast, coffee, dried cocoa, and a little bit of earthen hops. Flavors are decently balanced, showing some sweet dark caramel up front, followed up by softly roasted coffee, semi-sweet cocoa, and earthy bitterness. Unfortunately, a little diacetyl creeps in, imparting a hint of chemical and butter. The palate is weak, watery, and softly carbonated. It’s drinkable, but not satisfying in the least. I’d most likely pass on a second pour.

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