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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark mahogany pour with light head. Aroma is muddled dark fruit and unwelcome roast clashing a bit. Its a combination of styles between american and Belgian that dont really mesh well imo. The yeast brings out a sweet herbal character that doesnt work with the roasty porter/stout background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miclip (4) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer, the molasses adds a nice subtle sweetness, not too dry, great color albeit a little cloudy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (923) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
A cold wet coffee berry roasted aroma. A dark beer that can be seen through until a point. Smooth roast grows to a dry bitter. It grows big but keeps ballanced. Leaves a lasting dry roasted bitter coating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2767) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at Max's in Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. Opaque, Brno with a tan head and fair lacing. Aroma of chocolate, raspberries, coffee, roasted malt and toffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel, berries, dried fruit and earthy hops. Light/medium body and high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7081) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1708) - Portland, Oregon, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13980) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (706) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (405) - 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.

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