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Contorter - Ale Asylum

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ContorterContorter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | 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:
Our porter is dark in color yet soft on the palate. English chocolate malts give it a complex, rich flavor wrapped in a silky smooth finish.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 04-27-2008)
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Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jalee, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

brewskis4drewski, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Lewdd, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dactrius, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Wobbly, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of panders07
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

panders07, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Scoobert, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RobinLee, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

paralyzer, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

1FatJ, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

FFATS, Oct 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Hopstout, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

StoutItOutLoud, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

EJJ1848, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Beerlover, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

williamjbauer, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

coldmeat23, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of TCMike
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.

TCMike, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jschott75, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

enelson, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
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.

WoodBrew, Aug 13, 2013
Contorter from Ale Asylum
85 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.