Skull Coast Gallows Point Dead Manís Porter
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our Fall & Winter Seasonal, Gallows Point, is an Imperial Porter made with real Chocolate & Macadamia Nuts. There is nothing on the market like it, and it was recently named one of the Top 20 American Porters in the United States.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at Tylerís Taproom in Carrboro, NC: Pours a rich opaque black with a creamy froth of light tan head. Has a sweet chocolate and raisin nose with some molasses and a touch of piny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and lots of sweet milk chocolate and cocoa flavor with a touch of nuttiness and dark fruits before a slightly drier, but still semi-sweet finish with some lingering dark chocolate and toasted malts. An enjoyable and fairly complex imperial porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2011
Draught at tylers carrboro. Dark brown with little to no head, minimal lace. Nose is powerful fake vanilla, light cocoa, sugar. Ugh. Flavor is a little toned down but still strong fake vanilla and some bitter roast. Should have just gotten a Danish pour. Doh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
On tap at the Village Draft House, Raleigh. As much as I enjoyed Skull Coastís terrific IPA, I was disappointed with this porter. Apparently brewed with the addition of macadamia nuts, the beer came across as a thin and overly sweet mess. Distressingly light brown pour with only mild carbonation, and a sweet syrupy nose. Not much porter character to the beer, and a very thin mouthfeel, leaving the impression of a badly realized brown. Nestleís syrup and mild nuttiness in the taste, but little else. I can only hope I got the end of the keg and that this wasnít representative of the beer. Based on my impression of the IPA, Iím pretty confident this brewer can do better (i.e. possible rerate at some future point).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer Columbia on 01/21/2011. Dark black body with a large foamy tan head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, cream, and light nutty aroma. Big creamy vanilla, chocolate, light roast and nutty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
This is a Ba buzzed beer, clearly homerism at work as usual. Thanks to Spycow for this growler... Pours an ugly bright brown, much much lighter and watery fringe. Light cream tan head, ok retention and lacing... The aroma is exceedingly sweet, TONS of vanilla with creamy milk chocolate... The taste is vanilla, lactose sugar, very generic vanilla finish. Alcohol is well hidden and easy to drink, but so boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pint from tap at Duckworthís. Well, here we have instant French vanilla cappuccino. Itís crazy. It had the sweetness, the flavor of sweet crackers, vanilla and some coffee notes. Hops are barely here and give it a bite something like coffee. Itís good for a sweet porter, but I think one pint is plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Draft at The Thirsty Monk. Dark brown/black pour with a thin tan head. Scent is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is the same with nice hints of nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3266) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2010
@ Cherry Bomb. good aroma. sweet nutty roasty. milk chocolate, macadamia? caramel. brownish black color. good head and lace. sweet bitter flavor. light, creamy, sweet dry. darn tasty...nice addition with macadamia...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Draft at cherry bomb. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty with subtle hints of cocoa. Flavor follows suite. Nice nutty presence

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap at Noma 11/15/2010 in Winston-Salem NC. First seasonal offering from Skull Coast, contract brew our of SC. Pours a murky reddish brown; reddish head with minimal lacing. Aroma highlight tons of milk chocolate and caramel. Root Beer! Medium bodied. Starts off sweet then nutty arrives. Bitterness rises in the finish then fades. A malty robust porter best at home with a well done steak.

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