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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 areas 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4892) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2017
Stoutish porter with molasses, vintage bottle still with the previous label, first beer from this Massachusetts brewery for me. Thick, creamy, regularly shaped, pale yellowish beige, lightly lacing mousse atop a very dark, burgundy-hued bronze, near to blackish but still largely translucent and hazy. Elegant and refined aroma of liquorice candy, soggy brown bread, dried cranberries and dito plums, pear syrup, dark berry jam, pistachio nuts, black olives, tea leaves, molasses, gravy, orange peel, dried porcini. Restrained, clean but adequate fruitiness in the onset, lots of raisin and candied fig flavors, sweetish with a brambleberry-like sourish undercurrent, very subtle black olive-like umami touch, bit leathery even in the end, with soft carbo and fluffy, smooth and notably resinous mouthfeel. Caramelly, toffeeish malt middle, sweet with a toasted bitterish edge becoming more pronounced in the finish, meeting with a dash of peppery hop bitterness but remaining gentle and adding liquorice and molasses flavors in the tail, with drying, softly spicy and sweetish effect. Aromatic, elegant beer, which apparently ages graciously, motivating to find out more about this brewery. Much more a robust porter than anything stout-like, though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ciocanelu (1812) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
Murky brown color, beige head. Aroma has light molasses sweetness and some cardboard. Taste has also cardboard, stale notes, not enjoyable at all. Its a really flawed beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (2327) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2016
Sample at a tasting. Chocolate and cherry. Harsh grassy chlorophyll bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1292) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish with a medium, light tanned head. Fruity aroma with notes of chocolate, light toast, toffee, caramel and raisins. Quite nice flavor, its sweet but not overly. Light bitterness from a low amount of hops and some roasted malts. Finishes fruity, roasty and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1551) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is light roasted malt, coffee, caramel, hint of chocolate, dark dried fruits. Soft carbonation. Nice roasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołw, POLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Caramel, nuts, red fruit, subtle dark coffeeish notes. Complex aroma but unfortunately flat flavour, watered down. The saison yeast is also nowhere to be found. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (1079) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Degustacja @ Silesia Beer Fest II
Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzysty. Piana fajna, beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa. W aromacie głwnie melasa, kawa i kakao. W smaku ciemne słody, czekolada, melasa. W tle lekkie pieczone nuty. Dalej trochę karmelu i chlebowości. Bardzo wodniste w smaku! Oczekiwania były wysokie, niestety dość przeciętne piwo. Kolejny przereklamowany drogi produkt, ktry nie jest warty swojej ceny :/

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (1879) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 16, 2016
SBF. W aromacie czarna czekolada, nieco orzecha, z tyłu melasa, przyzwoicie. W smaku płpełne, czekoladowe, palone, opiekane, orzech się traci, najlepszy jest posmak, melasowy, gładki, bardzo przyjemny. Niezwykle sesyjne, smaczne piwo., choć oczekiwania, zwłaszcza związane z użytym szczepem drożdży, były wyższe. Belgii tu po prostu nie ma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5808) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Sample from 750 ml bottle at Vxj lfestival. Brown with off white head. Aroma is sweetish, caramel, molasses, darker malts, dark sugar and some grassy notes. Taste is sugary, complex, roasty, dark sugars, molasses and grassy hop notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6121) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2016
The beer pours brown with an off white head. The aroma has toast, earth, molasses and licorice. It has a medium body with some bite and mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with spice, mild roast, molasses and is pretty light and mild. The finish is very dry and has some woody and papery notes. Good.


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