jackl (8301) - 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. Drake (14062) - 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. MetalNHopHead (2129) - 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 doesn’t do well? Bulk_Carrier (6065) - 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 finger’s 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. tia (2228) - 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.
deyholla (12037) - 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. TXBadger (2811) - 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. edgallow (4377) - 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. Ratman197 (15224) - 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. BeerInHeaven (467) - 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.