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Gilded Otter Chief Matsaysay Porter

Gilded Otter Chief Matsaysay Porter
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Robust dark ale with a smooth roasted flavor of espresso, chocolate and toasted caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Dark in color and right away noticeable light body. Aroma is light and roasty and taste is the same. Very light roast some coffee. Maybe I need the newer version if they amped up the recipe at all because what I had in the past was watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at the otter. Pours a deep cola black with a thin mocha head. Aromas of smoky roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is more of the roast with a light malt sweetness. Thin to medium bodied, I’d like a little more viscosity here. Smooth bitter coffee finish. Going by the lack of ratings for the last two years, I’m curious if they’ve tweaked the recipe a bit in the last couple, because I found this to be rather good aside from the slightly watery body compared to some of the previous rates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Growler from the brewpub. Poured into pilsner glasses (it was an in-laws Chrsitmas party, I am lucky it wasn’t Dixie cups). This beer has a few things working for it. First its really beautiful, black as night body with a large dark tan head. Looks like a good Imp Stout. I’ll also skip ahead and say its had a good hefty body with a nice full slightly under-carbonated thick mouthfeel. My biggest problem is bean. Now I have said this before sometimes I get bean, dont know what that is but I get it here. Damn bean in the aroma and damn bean in the taste. But there are some nice redeming qualities. Roastiness and some choclate is present all around. A good chocolate milk aftertaste as well. All in all a good beer for the night but that damn bean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
I got a little buttered popcorn in the nose. Dark brown color and a low tan head. Toffee tastes with a hint of burbon. Berry-like middle followed by a dry coffee bitter. Quick profile and a thin body. I wasn’t impressed by this porter, and I’m usually very forgiving of porters as a style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Dark brown colored, little creamy layer of an offwhite head. Clay and malt noste and also taste, band aid finish / long lasting and roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Growler from a friend. Dark brown with a tan head. Coffee like aroma. Very roasty flavor. Malty and roasty. If you like coffee then you would like this beer. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Growler from a friend. Dark brown, tan head. Roasty coffee-like aroma. Flavor is extremely roasty to the point of tasting like the dregs of a coffee pot. Not bad if you like coffee, but maybe a bit too much. Not sure if this is the same recipe as the two other raters had but...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
I don’t think was a true porter. I think it might be caught between a dark brown and light porter. Good roasted aroma. Dark brown appearance with a small light tan head. Flavor wasn’t too overpowering. Maybe a little artifical? OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2003
Heavy-handed oakiness under roast-branded fruitiness...Decipherable fieldberries floating around inseparable ash truffles...A bit more sweet malt could make this a plumper, healthier porter...

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