Master Thief - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
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4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
01-24-2011 21:04:35 | More by Axe12001
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
07-13-2012 18:03:26 | More by skatingtoolman
3.96/5 rDev +1%
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.
11-21-2013 02:30:31 | More by twiggamortis420
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
08-03-2011 04:18:17 | More by twoax
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
05-07-2013 03:54:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.48/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
06-27-2013 17:53:19 | More by mevett89
3.88/5 rDev -1%
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.
03-23-2011 01:48:05 | More by claytong
3.74/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
06-14-2013 22:48:49 | More by beergoot
4.21/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
05-19-2013 20:49:10 | More by denver10
Master Thief from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.