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RATINGS: 72   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Draft at GBD. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was sweet caramel notes, light coffee notes, chocolate. Flavor was some light vanilla, caramel, bitter coffee. Light chocolate. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (980) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
A very unique, good tasting beer. Pours an absolutely beautiful deep red with tan head. Smells of chocolate covered raspberries, and some molasses. Taste is extremely creamy, but very light for a dark beer. More chocolate covered raspberries, with a hint of kriek in the aftertaste. Had on tap at the Trappist.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5636-20130816] Bottle. Toasted grains aroma. Dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light toasted soya and grain flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, hop, toffee. Flavour is is licorice, malt, hop, toffee, sugar, dried fruits, yeast. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (592) - 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 (312) - 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 (9054) - 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 (1319) - 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 (7750) - 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 (13693) - 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


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