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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 area’s 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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3.4
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with thick bubbly tan head that is somewhat lasting with soapy lace. Nose of spice, brown sugar, dark fruit, chocolate, roast. Medium body, assertive carbonation, slightly warming.

3.2
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Very dark brown body headless. 3+ Aroma has an odd earthy malt character that I do not entirely care for. 6+ Flavour is similar, with a dry dusty earthy malt. 6+ Average bodied palate. Just okay. Not sure if it is a bit old/off or if this is what was intended, but I was not enamoured of it.. Bottle at Campground Brewdown.

3.4
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Very dark brown, light khaki head. Nose is cocoa, raisins, some light banana, yeast. Flavor is cocoa, light Belgian yeast, plum/fig. Sweetish finish with plum and banana. Nice.

3.6
j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle that I took to Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed brown with a thin beige to tan head. Light paper, bitter cocoa, chocolate, soft musk and faint roast. Cocoa, sweet and lightly funky, more paper, yeast and light cocoa. Tasty enough.

3.4
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy brown with tan head. Nose and taste of dark fruit, molasses, chocolate malt, dark cherry and caramel. Lighter medium body.

3.6
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
sample at The Festival, interesting beer. dark raisiny fruits, chocolate, roasted maltiness with a carbonation that i dont usually associate with the flavors of a stout. touch of fruity yeast makes a pretty cool beer. nice

3.5
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle, from Luke’s Liquors. Good aroma, sweet, roasty. Molasses, chocolate, little clove. Dark orange brown color, big head, ok lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish. Pretty nice. Flavor best part good mix of the molasses, chocolate and yeast. Aroma just a tad less interseting. Good stuff overall

3.7
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, light roasted and chocolate malts, some spice, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

4
puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2013
From the corked, caged, 750 ml. bottle. Batch #006. Served about 50 degrees as recommended. Very dark brown pour with a tremendous, fluffy tan head that floats on top like a milk shake for the whole time. The aroma is of coffee, mild chocolate, and dark fruit like cherry or currant. Yeast and bread esters too. The body is medium and a tad astringent. The taste is mildly sweet, dark, and bitter and the end. I liked it a lot.

3.3
alexsdad06 (10426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. This looks like a dry stout, but that is where the similarities end. The aroma is herbal, fruity, mild chocolate, hints of caramel, molasses,spices and a touch of yeast. The flavor is sweet, caramel, molasses, fruity, herbal, with a touch of chocolate. This is smooth and seems a bit soft on the carbonation. A bit too much going on for me.


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