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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sregnar35 (972) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4996) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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...

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2006
ON tap at the Palm Harbor (I think that’s where it was maybe Oldsmar..it was on US 19 right near Tampa Rd.) Hop’s. <P> It may be the frozen mug the beertender schlupped this in without asking, but I get a very subdued aroma. Mild roastiness and caramel malts. Dark red/brown (mahagony) color with a quickly fading tan head. Caramel malt dominates the fore..mild hop bitterness and a bit nutty like a brown ale. Similar palate to a brown ale as well. Tasty, but thin with little range.

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