Porto Gallito - Freetail Brewing Company
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Reviews by starkmarvelo:
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
Freetail Porto Gallito
A- pour dark dirty brown with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. No lacing.
S-Leather, cherries, tartness
T-leather flavors, ripe plums, mild tartness with a toffee/leathery finish with faint port flavor and oak character.
M-medium mouthfeel, good amount of fizzy carbonation. Lingering leathery notes.
O- very easy drinking. Not too tart, not too sweet. Good carbonation. I could drink this all day long. Good.
10-03-2012 19:47:03 | More by starkmarvelo
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4/5 rDev 0%
On tap at the brewpub.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit and cherries, as well as some toffee malt. The flavor is quite funky, with some leather notes to go along with some barnyard funk. I also get some tart cherries and tart grapes, as well as a hint of sweetness from the toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-24-2012 22:45:45 | More by Mora2000
3.65/5 rDev -8.8%
#BOTG 161! 1 more to go. Thanks to my buddy Will (Canandianghetto) for getting this one for me from Freetail. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse glass. This one gushed when I popped the bottle, but settles down once it got in the glass. It pours a dark mahagony brown/red color, creamy head remains on the top of the beer, off white color. Smell- band aid funk, tart cherries, strawberries. Taste- up front it is not sour. Some mellow cherry notes, maybe some funk. Not much richness that I was expecting from the smell. At the end I get a tart lacto sourness, but it is subdued, around the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue. I have a feeling that this will develop more over time and become more sour. Its an easy drinker for 7%, but I do wish it had more complexity. This is good, not great, but has potential.
09-27-2012 00:08:37 | More by lnashsig
4.14/5 rDev +3.5%
22oz. bomber into Torst stemware. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a .5 finger frothy cream colored head with poor retention. Beer is a dark, almost opaque brown-mahogany. Lacing is spotty, stringy and sparse with minimal stick. Pretty average overall.
Nose is tart plum, prunes and ascetic acid. A slight oakiness in the background with a sprinkle of burnt malt. Rather clean with great aromaticity. I like it.
Opens sweet and tart plum and prunes. Good acidity in the middle with more dark fruit, oak, leather, some farmhouse funk, and a mild sweetness. End is some burnt malt and tartness. Aftertaste of dark fruit and ascetic acid. Pretty simple but very good.
Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down aggressive, carbonated, and messy. Finishes pretty mellow with a light, lingering, dry aftertaste. Really enhances the flavor.
A very solid but simple beer overall. Light, aggressive mouthfeel accentuates the tart, acidic fruit flavor. Definitely worth a try. One of the better dark sours I've had.
05-09-2013 01:57:11 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
Big thanks goes out to BeerBuddy2122 for sending me this one as part of a past trade! Shared this one at one of our Random Sunday Tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep ruby red brown with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, fruit, sour, dark fruit, earth, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, fruit, tart, sour, dark chocolate, earth, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I went into this one not really knowing what to expect. However, what I found was actually not too bad. There was a nice touch of balance going on with the earthy/roasty notes along with the tart and funky notes. The barrel definitely also made its presence known throughout each sip with the nice notes of wood and fruit. A really well done brew that I would definitely enjoy having again in the future.
03-28-2013 14:40:06 | More by thagr81us
4/5 rDev 0%
Bottle: Poured a deep red/dark burgundy color ale with a average size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of oak and vinous notes with light acidic notes. Taste is a nice mix between some port notes with light woody notes and some vinous notes. Acidity level is quite balanced with a nice level of tart notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice sour ale with good overall balance.
12-24-2012 03:37:46 | More by Phyl21ca
4.65/5 rDev +16.3%
Pours murky dark red/mahogany with a decent sized tan head leaving some retention and lacing.
Lots of bold cherry aroma. Dark fruits and some nice sourness. Vinous oaky port notes as well with a bit of vinegar.
This is delectable. Big dark fruit flavors along with an intense sourness that features more vinegar than the nose although at a good level. Big port notes complement the base. Very acidic and all flavors go well together.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Tartness and oak linger on the palate.
One of my more pleasant beer surprises recently. Great tartness along with port characteristics. Not incredibly complex, but what is there melds perfectly. Very glad to have tried this one.
12-15-2012 18:06:24 | More by jmarsh123
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
22 oz bomber pours a dark brown color with a frothy cap of tan head. Retention is average but the lacing is wall-ish and superb.
Nose is tart and lacto-esque with some sweet hints of dark berries and blackened sugar. Maybe a light port wine character, but not as influential as I would have thought...probably would not notice it if you didn’t know it was there.
Mmm, very smooth lacto tartness on this one, if that makes any sense. Rolls just fine from berry-sour to cocoa-grainy malt and finishes with a sharp twang and bubbly carbonation. Damn, this is really tasty, I wish I had bought a few more now. Usually not a big fan of the darker sours, but this one has less roast and overall malt heft than most. The port barrel treatment seems to have complimented the lacto extremely well in this case. Very, very good beer. Kinda flies under the radar (no bat-pun intended), but damn, I am digging the shit out of this one.
12-16-2012 00:10:52 | More by twiggamortis420
3.76/5 rDev -6%
Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: The beer pours a reddish brown/dark amber color with a ring of off white head that goes away.
Smell: There is a dark sour funk that reminds me a bit of red berries. I'm also getting a sweet component that reminds me of brown sugar.
Taste: This one is quite tart up front with a good amount of sweet brown sugar malt to balance things out. There is some vinegar and a red berry like tartness. The finish is tart.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with just a hint of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Dark sours aren't my favorite, but I thought this one was pretty good. I'd have more if someone offered.
01-09-2013 01:58:23 | More by oline73
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
22oz bottle, from the 2012 release, into a tulip.
A: Pours a dark brownish-red with a decent light tan head. The color of the body is like that of a very dark red wine.
S: Strong horsey and pineapple-like brett pushes forward in the nose, along with light vinous tannins and a bit of sweet caramel malt.
T: More horseblanket and light acetic acidity from the brett, a bit of lactic and lemony tartness, and a moderately charry note of roasted grain in the finish. Very light port and oak tannins mid-palate. Relatively dry.
M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Dry, puckering feel.
O: Although this seems to be the most complex of the Freetail wilds I've had (especially in terms of bugs), it's a bit rough around the edges. The brett is pretty extreme, and the roasted note on the end is a bit too strong. Like the other Freetail sours I've had, this is tasty enough, but the program has a ways to go if it wants to be on the same level of quality as Russian River, Cascade, Lost Abbey, Allagash, etc...
01-29-2013 19:49:31 | More by Etan
Porto Gallito from Freetail Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.