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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our Alligator Ale is a rich mahogany colored ale with a surprisingly smooth finish. This beer is perfectly balanced with flavors of dark malts and hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Draught. Pours a decent dark, dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is of burning chocolate, coffee, with some mild soy sauce. This has a very similar flavor profile to piece of solid dark chocolate. It starts out mildly sweet and finishes bittersweet and slightly drying. This is by a very large margin my favorite beer at Hops Grillhouse. My only problem with this is its thinness for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sregnar35 (1013) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2006
On tap at Hops in Charlotte. Poured a thin brown with no head. Aroma was very roasty and sweet. Flavor surprisingly roasted but thin.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006] A dark porter with a light brown head. This had some issues and needed some help in malts and brew temps. This is defiantly in need of help. Not the best in my book.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Ugh. Is it the worst porter I’ve had? Quite possibly. A sort of prune and cigarette combination flavor. Looks a little like a brown ale, not a porter, just bad, although it had a head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Dark reddish-brown colored body with an ivory head. Roasted malts, caramel and hops in the taste. Smooth cool ending, sweet malty aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Hops in Midlothian, VA on 10/04/2008. Clear dark brown body with a small off-whte head. Light roast and chocolate aroma. Roast and light chocolate flavor with some slight sour hints. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/6/3/12 - 3.2 09/05/2006: Dark mohogany body with a small tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor. 7/4/7/3/14 - 3.5

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Roasted chocolate taste, and dark color, typical light porter really. Roasted malt aroma with dark pour and light head. Served in a frosty mug, it was returned for another. Waitress probably thought badly of me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Poured a dark brown with a thick tan head. The smell is sweet malty strong caramel, brown sugar, upfront with a slight chocolate backdrop. The taste is sweet and delicious chocolate, caramel, a slight nuttiness followed by a minimal hop balance but still dominated by the almost overpowering sweetness in the porter. Decent for the style and for Florida def recommended when in the Ft. Myers area.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Alexandria, VA - Clear chocolate brown colored ale, light tan creamy head. Soft nose of roasted chocolate, florals, iced tea, and mild coffee. Similar flavors with floral hops combining with a roasted chocolate and citrus tone. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Porter for beginners...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Tap from a 12oz sample in Manchester, CT. Wait a second ... they think this is a porter?!? Now I’m conflicted ... do I rate it to style, or to what I thought the style was ... Dark mahogany pour with a nice little fluffy head on it. Slightly roasted aroma with a hint of smokiness. Roasty and slightly bitter in the mouth with a slightly sweet, albeit thin, tinge going down. Roasted malts dominate, with grassy hops lagging a bit behind. I guess it was a pretty good tasting brown ale, but if you go in expecting a porter, you’ll be dissappointed.


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