Brewed by Ale Asylum
Style: Porter
Madison, Wisconsin USA


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This medium-bodied ale is dark in color and deceiving on the palate. The glassy smooth finish of this beer is your first hint that dark in color doesn't always mean heavy in stomach.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours a very hazy, dark brown with a half finger of tan head that does not dissipate. A lot of sediment, so I guess you can take this review for what its worth. Had aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, toffee, and molasses. Real sweet all the way down. Medium bodied beer, slick and sticky mouthfeel. Strong toffee aftertaste lingers for a while. Decent beer, I am going to look out a fresher version in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7565) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Keg @ Ale Asylum. 08/14/16. Deep brown pour with a tiny head. Nose is caramel and brown sugar. Cocoa. Just the lightest suggestion of butter. Flavor is similar. Light toastiness. Caramel and a bit of toasted nut. Just a bit slick. Hints of diacetyl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 8/14/16. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, lactose. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, caramel. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Fitting comfortably within the English aesthetic, Contorter Porter offers a lot of malty roastiness yet a generous amount of hops for a pleasant finishing bitterness. Aroma reveals a deep level of roast, almost to the point of being smoky. Caramel, chocolate, and subtle cream flavors. Some hints of fresh coffee. Rich, hearty feel. Is there a style Ale Asylum doesnt do well?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5043) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a nice one fingers worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly lacing. The aroma starts with some roasty coffee and cocoa bean. Some dried dark cocoa powder fluffs it up a bit. The flavor balances nicely between the sweet and the roast. Sly crisp sweet to roasty aftertaste with a nice sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation helps it feel smooth all around. Overall, this was a nice porter worthy of having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Tap at Brewery. Dark brown with decent head. Smells roasty and of sourdough. I get a smokiness in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has dark grains, roasted malts, a hint of nuttiness and a bit of earthy bread. Flavor has earthy dark grains, some nuttiness and light roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Roasted malts, coffee, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with roast and cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light vanilla and a hint of coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roasted malt and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (428) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
pours black with a small brown head. aroma is malt and alcohol. Taste is burnt toast, a little coffee, and a hint of whiskey. some lingering bitter on the finish. A slightly warming finish. Not bad.

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