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4.65/5 rDev +24%
12 oz bottle poured into a globe glass
A- Completely dark and opaqu with a mocha brown head.
S- Very malty with a hint of chocolate
T- Again, very malty with none of the burnth or bitter flavor that I have had with some porters. Very smooth
M- nice carbonation, not too thick or thin
D- Very smooth for a porter, could drink all night.
11-01-2009 02:55:47 | More by Fartknocker
4.38/5 rDev +16.8%
This beer poured a black colored with a small tan head. The smell was very strong of coffee. The taste had alot of coffee flavors, but was also heavy and malty, a bit of a carmel flavor as well, but the coffee flavors stood out the most. Nice full flavor, espically for a porter. Overall a found it a good beer, and a really good porter.
02-20-2011 21:37:20 | More by vette2006c5r
4.34/5 rDev +15.7%
Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.
A - Solid black and still opaque when held to light. Got a great tan head with tight bubbles holding well. Decent bit of lacing to it.
S - Wonderfully complex. I get tons of earthy chocolate, hints of coffee all with caramel tones in the background.
T - Mild caramel maltiness early on, even biscuit malt. Coffee flavors are in the middle. The roastiness doesn't come in till late but it is kind of ash-like.
M - Drinks like a great english porter. Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, Semi-sweet.
O - Awesome english complexity to this beer sans oxidative properties. Great look to it, and pouring over with aroma. Taste had a thin feel to it that I greatly enjoyed. It wasn't really creamy nor sweet ++ but still had dimensions of maltiness to it. It did however have a finish that of a cigarette ash that was unusual. All-in-all a great interpretation.
01-30-2013 01:47:20 | More by Jparker37
4.28/5 rDev +14.1%
A: Bottle into tulip. Pure blackness, thin head.
S: Chocolate malt.
T: Heath candybar toffee, roasty malts, cream.
M: Silky as hell. Coats mouth with goodness!
D: Big drinkabilty. I love Porters, and, this is a wonderful. A bit carbonated, and, no "sourness" associated with traditional English porters, but, a fine beer.
02-15-2010 01:30:21 | More by KI9A
4.2/5 rDev +12%
Lovely black color that is semi-viscous. I would give this a higher score, but the head is pretty minimal. What is there is tan in color.
The smell is wonderful. Very chocolatey, with a nice roast character and some coffee.
Like the nose pretty much. A bit more of a roasted coffee character than chocolate however. Pretty tasty stuff.
The carbonation is nice and soft and the body is about medium. Feels pretty thick for a beer under five percent alcohol. Dry finishing on the tongue.
Drinks terrifically. I could easily put a couple of these back. Represents the style well. All around, this beer is really well done with the exception of the head which I can live with.
08-24-2010 01:54:11 | More by jera1350
4.19/5 rDev +11.7%
Produced a finger, and a half of beige head. Left a little lacing. Beer color is a non-translucent, mahogany.
The aroma was nice, but a bit weak. It was of dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee.
The taste was the same, and the dark chocolate came through even more. No noticeable hop bitterness. Medium mouth-feel, and somewhat low carbonation.
Very good beer.
08-28-2013 21:01:58 | More by TCMike
4.13/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours a mud-brown (mud being a good thing here) with a singed tan head. A nice pattern of lace is forming down the side of the glass as I drink, and almost no light shines through the beer.
Smell is wonderfully malty. Deep, rich, roasty, chocolately. Tinge of bitter on the end.
Taste doesn't disappoint -- hugely wonderful amount of dark sweet, toasty malt. Coffee flavors peak through with perfect balance. Maybe a hint of vanilla in there. Like the smell, it finishes with a touch of hop bitterness.
Really solid brew from Ale Asylum. The first two I've had from them have been fantastic, which makes me glad to be in Wisconsin right now.
02-15-2010 21:28:05 | More by AmberMan22
4.1/5 rDev +9.3%
pretty good beer; one of their best, I think. Poured with a tan head and some lace. Opaque dark blackish brown. Nice roasty malty nose with a little dark ripe fruit, cocoa, coffee, a hint of vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is very similar and yet fairly dry. In spite of the richness it's fairly drinkable. But at the same time very full flavored so other flavors in my mouth clashed a bit. Nice finish with no off flavors. Not too boozy. Label reminds me of Thailand.
04-14-2009 04:37:26 | More by drpimento
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