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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Mystic Descendant is a beer descended from the cultural history of the Boston harbor area. A dry Irish stout meets an English porter and is then fermented in the fermentorium with our saison yeast with a touch of the ubiquitous ingredient from the area’s past: molasses. The result is a uniqe beer; it has more dark fruit than a porter and less roast than a traditional stout, while having a different ester profile than a Belgian stout. We thus dubbed our recipe a Suffolk Dark Ale, as an homage to our immigrant ancestors.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Dark brown with large frothy tan head. Aroma coffee and roasted malts. Medium body. Not really any alcohol. Flavor sweet up front, with dry but not bitter finish. Some chocolate and dark fruits. Not bad, a bit on the thin side but with some interesting flavors and the dry finish really helps the drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (267) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2014
It’s got an opaque black body with a orange/brown head on top. The aroma is fairly plain stout - roasty and a little bit of alcohol wafting up. The flavor shows off some of the odd yeast that Mystic uses, but with too much of a charred malt profile for my tastes. Amazing thick mouthfeel made even better by creamy dense head that reminds me of a super dense cappuccino foam.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7959) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. Dark mahogony brown with a big old light tan covering. Nose is light roast, cocoa, dark toffee. Taste comprises sweeter chocolate tones, tangy dark berry fruit, brown sugar, light roastings. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so, not much depth but drinkable none the less.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1303) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Kobber skum brun lidt brun Malt sukker citrus Bitter modrt sød lidt Olie blød @f1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13224) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, 75cl corked. An almost clear one, reddish dark brown in color and with a dense, two-finger light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is quite roasted, with toffee hints and dried fruits. Some dark sugar too. It’s roasted and toffee-ish in the flavor, with dried fruits and sugary sweetness. Full body and a nice carbonation level, soft on the palate. A pretty decent one although a tad too sweet and lacking on complexity. 140301

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10699) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 010314

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, cocoa, chocolate, notes of orange, fruits and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6326) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s. It pours darkest brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt toast, earth, dark fruits, jam, caramel, wood and cola cubes. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, toast, brown bread, alright bitterness, candy, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Medium body, moderate+ carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Decent balance and pretty drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2014

Bottle 750ml. corked.

[ As Mystic Descendant ].
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty malt - roasted, chocolate, funky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, funky, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140201]


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