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Master Thief - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-31-2010)
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Photo of zander4dawin
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Super smooth porter with a light roasty taste, dark chocolate, coffee on a dry finishing beer.

zander4dawin, Thursday at 09:24 PM
Photo of yanosh
4/5  rDev +2%

yanosh, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +2%

22Blue, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Skagnetti
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Skagnetti, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Boone757, May 10, 2014
Photo of bearbeer3125
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bearbeer3125, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber courtesy of SalukiAlum pours an opaque black color with a fluffy cap of tan head. Retention and lace are just ok.

Nose is dusty chocolate, leafy hops and a light hazelnut aroma. Smells good

Taste is good too, I love a good English Porter and this is a good rendition. The old world hops (Hallertau maybe?) are a nice touch and give it an earthy leafy character. The yeast gives off some complimenting nuttiness to go along with the cocoa and roast. Everything works well with each other and the ABV is well integrated. This would be a regular in my rotation if it were readily available here.

twiggamortis420, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +2%

thebigredone, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of mkrass
4/5  rDev +2%

mkrass, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of BeerMeColorado
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerMeColorado, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of XLR8
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

XLR8, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Cronkite11
4/5  rDev +2%

Cronkite11, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

kojevergas, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

GABrew, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Kenzie
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Kenzie, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of robeertruby
4/5  rDev +2%

robeertruby, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Haybeerman, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev +2%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of mevett89
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black, with a nice thick, fluffy brown head that stays around for a while.

Aroma: roasted malt in the fore. Chocolate notes prominent with coffee in the mix too.

Taste: roasty and chocolaty, with some bitterness coming from the roasted malt. No hoppiness of note.

Mouth Feel: medium thick with some decent bubbliness. Creamy and smooth.

Overall: basically a dark, roasty take on what a Dunkles would be if made into an ale. All in all, pretty good. I am enjoying this one.

mevett89, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown body crowned with a thick, tan head. Unsweetened chocolate, cocoa, and mildly roasted grains make up the bulk of the aroma. Smooth, light chocolate flavor with a soothing bitterness in the background. Soft, medium-light body; semi-dry finish.

Man, maybe more brewers should take a stab at brewing a porter. This one, apparently fermented with an alt yeast strain, is pretty decent. It is not as thick and robust as some porters can be, yet seems to hit all the key points for making a tasty, memorable porter.

beergoot, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of denver10
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice deep dark chocolate brown with a nice mocha head. Aroma is roasty and rich; chocolate, roasted barley, brown sugar. Flavor pretty much followed suit with some nice roasted barley, some rich and semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar, and a hint of some hidden coffee (my only kinda wish would be for a stronger coffee presence). A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a great German/English stout that stands in the same league as it's neighbor in Fort Collins, Odell's Cutthroat Porter.

denver10, May 19, 2013
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Master Thief from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.