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Contorter - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
85
very good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-03-2013 22:52:26 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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leedorham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-01-2013 02:29:40 | More by leedorham
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Black, starts with an ok head but dissipates quickly.

Smell: Nutty, roasted malt, good.

Taste: Moderate coffee, roasted malts, finishes very dry. Pretty thin mouthfeel.

Overall: I picked up a single of this to try as I enjoy most porters. This one just didn't do it for me though. Thin feel and dry finish are the opposite of what I like in porters. I'll try some of the other Ale Asylum beers but probably won't return to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 20:42:53 | More by Mdog
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-13-2013 15:14:14 | More by pathman
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2013 13:29:42 | More by HardWater
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jabo134

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2013 01:46:09 | More by jabo134
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-21-2013 17:16:12 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-19-2013 03:16:57 | More by majorbase2
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lisaczech

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-16-2013 23:07:10 | More by lisaczech
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-16-2013 21:19:54 | More by DemoniChris
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superfriend

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-11-2013 19:43:08 | More by superfriend
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Milk chocolate, sweet cocoa, hints of burnt toast and toasted grains.

T - Identical to the nose, the sweet cocoa and milk chocolate dominate the palette, the burnt toast and toasted grains come through on the finish. Dark cocoa notes linger alongside a sugary sweetness.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and a touch of dryness.

O - A pleasant porter and easily sessioned. More on the sweeter side, but not offensive. A surprisingly tasty brew and I'm looking forward to see what else this brewery has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 03:05:26 | More by andrenaline
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-01-2013 02:34:23 | More by Woodman70
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-29-2013 01:01:51 | More by tyleeis
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chadkersey3000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 05:00:34 | More by chadkersey3000
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pk18

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-27-2013 22:28:50 | More by pk18
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okmote

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-26-2013 00:40:14 | More by okmote
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-20-2013 13:35:21 | More by jreindl
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-15-2013 12:02:29 | More by Fr0stb1te
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic.
4.8% ABV, no date.

A - With large "glugs", the beer was poured with vigor creating a small tan head that fades to a foamy ring of suds below wispy lacing. Clear reddish-brown highlights show some clarity through this very dark porter.

S - Contorter's aroma immediately bursts fourth with really roasted, almost burnt qualities followed by bitter baker's chocolate, dry cocoa, and a light toffee and coffee-bean nose. While the aroma is assertive, it's also got a nice "light" feel that trails off with earthy notes of dirt and English hops.

T - Roasted black and chocolate malts give Contorter a strong flavor presence of dry cocoa and crumbly bitter chocolate while also bittering it significantly on the finish. Light, watered down coffee flavors are present as well but underwhelming when set next to the roasted malt.

M - Crisp and well-carbonated this medium-bodied porter surprisingly has a very smooth feel for it's carbonation level, finishing a touch dry and fairly bitter from the roasted malts.

O - Contorter Porter is one of those sinister-looking dark beers that's no where near as aggressive as it first appears. It might not be immediately approachable, but this is a dark beer that's got good flavor without really packing a wallop or "being too thick". It's an easy-drinking porter that would fit right in with the English session ales; a few at your favorite pub wouldn't be a bad start to the night!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 00:48:47 | More by BeerFMAndy
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funkel81

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-01-2013 17:40:11 | More by funkel81
Contorter from Ale Asylum
85 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.