1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Porto Gallito - Freetail Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Porto GallitoPorto Gallito

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 30
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tjkinate
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of ucis
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of noisefights
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of DrLaFollette
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of DRyan
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Chocolate cloudy brown with very light tan head that recedes quickly and leaves some lacing
S: Funk and citrus undertones, definitely a sour
T: Sour right up front and dominant, with some citrus and a malty underbelly
M: thin and lively, the carbonation is spritzy
D: certainly a sipper of a beer, very nice sour but pungent

Photo of jmarsh123
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MPLSbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of duceswild
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of moonknight31
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of duff247
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from tasting on 11/16. thanks to mike for sharing this brew.

a - brown with a maroon tint. thin watery look.

s - nice tart smell. some cherry...don't get any port.

t - really tasty. brown ale with cherry and a nice barrel glazing. great tart with some sour egginess in there.

m - easy drinking. soft tartness.

o - overall really nice all around.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of ARaces23
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Robdrinx
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of wreckem8010
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Porto Gallito from Freetail Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.