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Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish Porter - Sixpoint Brewery

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Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: smithj4 on 06-29-2014)
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Photo of HeartofMiami
4/5  rDev +1%

On tap at local WOB. Poured into a snifter. Dark brown/reddish in color. Smells of caramel malts and some cocoa with a hint of ? brine/salt/seawater. Mouthfeel is light for the style and smooth. Taste is simultaneously classic malty porter with a hint of seasalt and brininess. Got better/smoother with additional tastes. Overall, quite tasty. I love porters and appreciated the different flavor added to this to make it both drinkable and unique. Thanks @sixpoint

Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Weekiwachee
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jescaxoh
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap the other day at the Cloverleaf, shortly before it kicked. While not as roasted as other Porter's that I've had, this was a nice beer that wasn't too heavy for the warmer months, and went down relatively easily!

Natually, the pour was dark to this as the beer had a currant hue with a garnet tinge around the edges. There was a bit of dark fruit in the nose as the typical roasted character came through in the mouthfeel. Lots of raisin as well along with booze and a hint of syrup to tie everything in together - this was not a heavy beer and felt a bit like a Dubbel in the aftertaste, since the flavors were clearly more prevalent than the malt here. I didn't mind the thin nature of this because this was easily drinkable and not as heavy as a typical Porter.

The amount of alcohol was spot-on as well as it complemented the beer without overpowering it. Too bad this was a limited release, but only because it's hard to find a dark beer that goes well with the Summer months. This was one of them and I hope to come across it again soon. It holds up well like all of Sixpoint's other offerings that I've had over the years.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of coobstar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.