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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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87
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
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)

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Beer added by: smithj4 on 06-29-2014

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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.

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Mad Scientists Series #20: Kelpie Scottish Porter from Sixpoint Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.