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Contorter - Ale Asylum

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ContorterContorter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 201
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | 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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Ratings: 201 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
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jalee

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2013 06:00:34 | More by jalee
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-18-2013 16:19:15 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-08-2013 02:19:52 | More by Lewdd
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-06-2013 02:02:45 | More by Dactrius
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-22-2013 01:25:46 | More by XmnwildX12
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-17-2013 22:45:03 | More by Wobbly
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panders07

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours dark, almost black. Slight hints of light make it through when held up to the light. Produced two fingers of head that lasted approx. 3 min before dissipating. Some lacing at the top of the glass. Head is a light brown creamy color with good scents.

S - Lightly sweet, woodsy smell. Scents of chocolate and wood dominate the bouquet.

T - Similar to the scents, bitter chocolate dominates. The flavor starts strong, but dissipates quickly, little to no bite (but more so than other porters I've had) flavor and a taste of coffee remains at the end.

M - Medium to thin bodied, the beer starts thick, but doesn't stick around long before leaving the tastes permeating the entire mouth. Slightly creamy, but lacking in textual footprint.

O - One of my favorite porters ever. The flavors are more dominate in this porter than in others and the lingering flavors/smells make it an excellent choice.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 19:09:57 | More by panders07
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Scoobert

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2013 04:01:10 | More by Scoobert
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-16-2013 02:50:34 | More by RobinLee
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paralyzer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-11-2013 03:34:10 | More by paralyzer
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1FatJ

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

11-04-2013 23:41:31 | More by 1FatJ
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FFATS

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-30-2013 04:20:15 | More by FFATS
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

10-12-2013 02:49:02 | More by Hopstout
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-10-2013 01:17:07 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-08-2013 22:11:23 | More by scottwurst
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-04-2013 12:35:32 | More by EJJ1848
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-25-2013 03:49:10 | More by Beerlover
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-17-2013 22:21:52 | More by williamjbauer
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-15-2013 03:22:32 | More by coldmeat23
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 21:01:58 | More by TCMike
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-23-2013 06:54:50 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 21:54:32 | More by jschott75
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-17-2013 22:16:25 | More by enelson
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-14-2013 22:57:15 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As awesome as Ale Asylum is with the hoppier beers....I think they are struggling with the darker ones. The Contorter Porter is ok. The beer poured a nice almost opaque dark with decent head that left some lacing. The scent carried some earth and roasty tones. The taste was similar to watered coffee. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall not one of my favorite porters, but for those who like a lighter porter....this might be for you.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2013 02:19:40 | More by WoodBrew
Contorter from Ale Asylum
85 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.