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Master Thief - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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 StoutFox
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkrass
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Axe12001
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first review, it will be fitting to be the first review for this beer. Sampled at the brewery. They explained it as a "German Porter" which is a bit sweeter and coffee and chocolate flavor. I think they hit it on the head. A black colored beer with a soft tan head. Smell is sweet with a noticeable chocolate and coffee aroma. The taste is the same. Some sweeter grainy notes but very good. I really liked this beer. Kind of has a milky finish.

Photo of robeertruby
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of skatingtoolman
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth American Porter. No bite, velvety finish. Hints of espresso. More like a German style porter. Not much of a head. Smooth enough for a summer evening. Very easy to drink, almost sessionable. Not what I expected. Will most likely try this one again.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of XLR8
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bearbeer3125
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of famous_mortimur
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of twoax
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a fairly dark beer with very little head retention. I do like the overall opacity of it though, but am disappointed in the lack of head. It does have a sweet odor to it, but overall isn't too complex. The sweet smell of it transfers over into the taste of it with a light coffee and chocolaty flavor. It has little carbonation but is full bodied. Overall it fits the bill of a German porter.

Photo of Moose90
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and nutty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

Photo of mevett89
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Photo of claytong
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is actually a German Porter, though of course made in America. Not as much head as I might like to it. Otherwise I am believe I am under ranking this but I'm not trying, I don't believe it deserves any 4.5's and the appearance and smell wasn't hardly anything to remark about.

Photo of Kenzie
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Master Thief from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.