Master Thief - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-31-2010)
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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampling right now on 12/22/14. Comes in a nice '1 pt. 6 oz. (22 ounce) bottle for around $6.50. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a pitch black (or close to it) in color with a creamy 1-finger beige head that settles down to a thin layer on top and mostly along the sides of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts, molasses, hint of coffee and chocolate. Bit more going on with the taste as there is a very light hint of licorice in the mix with a very light hint of smoke also. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Very tasty brew that goes down easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Really liked this Porter!

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of StoutFox
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby highlighted, brown to black coloring, with a dark tan, fluffy head. Nose of roasted bitter coffee, molasses, chocolate notes, and an overall toasted character. Flavors are smoky and roasted forward, with a campfire character, bitter coffee and cocoa nib, and a dry, light body. The aftertaste is bittersweet chocolate, with a remaining smoke presence. Light, smooth, smoke lingering finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of zander4dawin
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Master Thief from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.