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RATINGS: 73   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2013
From the corked, caged, 750 ml. bottle. Batch #006. Served about 50 degrees as recommended. Very dark brown pour with a tremendous, fluffy tan head that floats on top like a milk shake for the whole time. The aroma is of coffee, mild chocolate, and dark fruit like cherry or currant. Yeast and bread esters too. The body is medium and a tad astringent. The taste is mildly sweet, dark, and bitter and the end. I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6105) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. This looks like a dry stout, but that is where the similarities end. The aroma is herbal, fruity, mild chocolate, hints of caramel, molasses,spices and a touch of yeast. The flavor is sweet, caramel, molasses, fruity, herbal, with a touch of chocolate. This is smooth and seems a bit soft on the carbonation. A bit too much going on for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13733) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit. Taste is toffee, caramel, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a dark black, with a medium, lacy off-white head. Nose is of enriched bread, lightly roasted malts, and slight earthy spice. Taste starts with caramel and slight toffee notes, before picking up earthy spice, and lightly fruity yeast. Finish is lightly bitter and herbal, and fades somewhat quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8206) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Much different than the typical dry stout. Chcoolate, slight peat, roasted malts. It is pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (716) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Bottle from Boston split w James tonight. Red-brown hazy murky appearance; sweet-sugary malt aroma; Belgiany taste, light-bodied, some brown sugar, notes of breadiness and smooth chocolate, but nothing dominates. Subtly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Brendan, originally brought over March 2012 to celebrate the end of my 3 months of sobriety - cracked exactly 10 months later. Pours a deep wine red/brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is belgian candy, esters, dark fruit and light cocoa. Mouthfeel is carbonated with notes of esters, alcohol, light roast, bitterness, belgian candy and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3651) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2012
750 ml bottle. English pint shows a deep brown with ruby highlights. Slow pour produced large, lasting off white head. Nose is molasses and brown sugar. Carbonation gives a massive effervesces across the tongue. Taste is dark malts, caramel, brown sugar, raisins and molasses. Has Belgian yeast that gives it a Belgian Dark Ale feel to it. The finish certainly is dry. Has an almost cottonball texture. ABV is totally hidden. This is nice, worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours dark with a lot of tan head - this is a prelude to the heavily carbonated texture, which I for one am a fan of. Definitely strongly reminds me of coke. I definitely agree this lacks complexity and is a bit too thin, but I still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10560) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
A brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet soapy and beany malt. In mouth, a nice dark roasted malt with light treacle, roasted notes, maple wood, not bad. Tasted at Drink Craft Beer Summerfest Fest, July 14 2012.

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