Witís End Kitchen Sink Porter
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
What? What started out as a basic porter recipe evolved by adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that, using a wide variety of malts not typically seen in a porter. This includes various types of rye and a dash of smoked malt. The resultóa roasty, spicy, chocolaty glass of goodness. We just threw in the Kitchen Sink moniker for good measure. Why? The darker roasted malts lend some coffee aromas and chocolate flavors. The rye adds some unique spicy and fruity notes throughout the tasting experience. The smoked malt adds just enough of its character to bridge everything togetherónot dominate the structure as in a ďsmokedĒ beer. This beer is also deceivingly dry and pairs with Middle Eastern food particularly well.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 Tap at the brewery - dark ruby beer - very hefty, more along the lines of a stout - despite having so many ingredients, everything comes together well - the bitterness of the dark malt works well with moderate notes of spicy rye and woody hops - the dash of smoked malt adds an earthiness and a slight autumnal, campfire kind of quality - there is a subtle chocolate sweetness - toasty rye finish, with lingering bitterness - very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown appearance with an off-white head and lacing. Aroma of dark malts, rye spice, bitter chocolate, coffee and a touch of smoke. Similar flavor, light bitterness, mild sweetness, quite dry. Medium body, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at brewery poured a dark brown hue w/ medium tan head. Moderate smokey aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are smoke, rye, and roast. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
On tap at brewery last August. Pours a black color with amber head and lace. Aroma of dark malts and cocoa. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, carob, bitter chocolate, minerals. Overal similar to an English export stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Light and toasty porter, with little noticeable on the nose (but that's not unexpected for a porter. Very nice mahogany color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Black with a creamy head. Smokey aroma with some malt. Tastes just like it smells with a sweet malt front and a tiny smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at Witís End. Color is black with a nice brown head. Aroma of deeply roasted malt and a faint hop note in back. It has a bolder medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in with sweet roasted malt, this is backed by mellow hops and bitterness. In the after taste the sweetness fades letting the bitterness hang on the end. Overall this is just a great brew, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4oz sample brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste of the same with more chocolate. This nedium bodied brew is damn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Lots of bitter dark roast coffee and hops on nose and taste. Didnít finish my glass. Want more malt sweetness and balance from my porters. Wanted to like it for the small guys...didnít.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap at Witís End. Clear black with a small light khaki head. Interesting aroma of some chocolate covered sausage with perhaps some bitter herbal hoppiness. Flavor is kinda the same on a medium/full body. Smokey chocolate notes mix with something that reminds me of artisan sausage, finishing on a mild herbal bitterness. Perhaps a bit too hoppy and not sweet enough for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Poured a clear brown with a red tint and a frothy tan head. Aroma is roasty, nutty, toffee, and light cocoa. Taste is very nutty, roasty, toffee, and chocolate with a lingering bittersweet finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Ok.

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