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Contorter - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
85
very good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 205
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 04-27-2008)
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was released recently, this bottle came directly from Madison a few weeks ago. Stubby bottle with a tribal tattoo on it, reminds me of Hot Topic.

Pours a ruddy brownish-black, and ends up opaque in the glass. It leaves a thin ring around the glass. Initial tan head dwindles down to a bare skim. Not much creaminess to the head, or much head at all.

Smells sweet like brown sugar with some smoky roastiness.

Dry roast malty flavors, some mild smoke, barley husks, and cinnamon (?) sweet and savory. Light feel to it, mild bitterness, definitely works well for session purposes.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 00:05:11 | More by emerge077
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SamuelR

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-25-2014 19:31:51 | More by SamuelR
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Daniel608

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-23-2014 02:30:16 | More by Daniel608
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-18-2014 02:14:06 | More by ryanpj
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-17-2014 19:31:43 | More by MattSharpless
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2014 22:14:24 | More by ZEB89
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-03-2014 16:45:18 | More by hansenm72
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-01-2014 16:07:35 | More by Canada_Dan
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kidzord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2014 06:23:52 | More by kidzord
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-09-2014 04:52:57 | More by CraigTravor
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Ourchestra

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-27-2014 17:15:14 | More by Ourchestra
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

05-16-2014 03:50:06 | More by Alex_Weinard
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-11-2014 23:56:42 | More by CWhite
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very enjoyable every day sort of beer. I could sit down with this for dinner after work on any day and be content. Of course the tap is better than bottle, better head, aroma, and overall feel when fresh tapped, but it holds up in the bottle quite well.

A: Great rich brown black; initial head that foams down after a couple minutes.

S: This smells grand. Rich chocolate yeasty aroma,
Very pleasing.

T: This has a nice smooth chocolate touch, rich but not overpowering. The out meal slick stout has more umph, I think when first seeing and smelling you expect to get more umph like you do from the stout. However, this is very tasty with a smooth finish.

M: The taste is great but I sometimes expect the texture to feel creamier, perhaps too much effervescence for my taste in a good Porter, but by no means does this detract from the brew.

O: This is a great beer; I recommend Ale Asylum to anyone looking for an all around good brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 01:24:30 | More by Carb-Overlord
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-10-2014 21:02:23 | More by SkinniePost
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a floating island. Almost no lacing sticks.

The smell is of cocoa with dark-ish earthy notes.

The taste is of powdery chocolate that improves with the progression of the drink. Minerally, earthy bitterness in the finish.

It leans towards fizzy and thin, and though it does improve with progression/warming to room temperature, it still could have more of a body to it. (A second bottle confirmed this.)

The chocolate does move beyond "powdery" and there is balance to it. It's a nice enough porter overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 00:31:03 | More by jwc215
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tipabu

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-04-2014 00:34:30 | More by tipabu
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Shy5

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

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Contorter from Ale Asylum
85 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.