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RATINGS: 89   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10293) - 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 (871) - 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 (6923) - New York, 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 (5229) - 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 (11897) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Overcarbonated with strange minerally roast, touches of Belgian fruitiness and coffee. Thin, not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6648) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep brown with some creamy, beige head. Nose is malty bread, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, toast, roasted nuts. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
750 mL bottle shared by nmann08. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, earth, anise and faint citrus. The taste is earth, chocolate, roasted malts, tart cherries and a slight vegetal note. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Brownish red hue. Tan thick creamy head. So much froth/foam that it looks like a root beer float. Scent of a stout, but not sweet. Pick up a bit of dark cherry in the taste and nose. I liked it, but didn’t love it. No hops in it at all, which is a bit disappointing.

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