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Contorter - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
85
very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: dirtylou on 04-27-2008

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Contorter from Ale Asylum
85 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.