Brewer's Art Proletary Ale - The Brewer's Art
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
1.83/5 rDev -53.7%
I was initially pretty excited for this beer. Dark and malty on a cool autumn night. but then came the OVERWHELMING AFTERTASTE of stale cigarettes. We have a neighbor next door with a bucket on her deck with all her cigarette butts. Our dog knocked that thing over and my wife and I had to clean it up. That's what this beer ended up tasting like.
I love beer, especially great beer but even with all that, I can pretty much drink anything. I left 3/4 of this pint on the table. Just a shear chore trying to get to the bottom of this glass. I threw in the towel.
09-28-2012 01:46:22 | More by Flagil_Reinhumps
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
Serving Type: On tap @ The Brewer's Art bar
Appearance: Dark, almost porter-like in color and appearance. I would never have guessed at the complexity from first glance.
Smell: Chocolate, Belgian "funk", raisins & plums, some roast.
Taste: Sweet, malty, a tiny bit of roast - though definitely balanced. and playful with the style - whatever the style actually is. There is a bit of alcohol taste in there, which I'm sure comes from the Belgian ingredients. Tastes like a much bigger beer than it actually is. I would have guessed 8% - not the 5% listed above. Easily drinkable over long periods of time.
Overall: Great beer when paired with steaks & frites. Definitely not what I would have expected from a dark beer.
01-09-2012 15:28:17 | More by ao125
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
Enjoyed this brew at Brewer’s art in Baltimore, Maryland.
A: Pours a dark black with a thick tan 2-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves and a solid persistent lace.
S: Strong roasted malt aroma that is slightly sweet with hints of coffee and chocolate in the background.
T: Dark rich ale with a slight sweetness and roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation
O: Awesome brew. Easily drinkable and very enjoyable
11-24-2011 19:24:59 | More by ckollias
3.65/5 rDev -7.6%
Brewers Art Proletary is a dry nice dark ale. If you like dry, dark beers then you'll love this. I prefer mine to be sweeter.
A: Black colour and good light brown 1 cm head. 4.5
S: Roasty coffee aroma with some grains. 3.5
T: Dry up front into charcoal and some coffee. I prefer darker beers that aren't so dry. 3.5
M: Creamy texture but not overly thick. 3.5
O: The taste gets better the more you drink. 4
05-04-2011 00:20:50 | More by vandemonian
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
Served on-tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD into a Willy Becker glass at the appropriate temperature (01/15/10).
A: Pours a dark brown with some slight ruby hues capped by a small one finger tan head.
S: Bouquet of roasted dark malts with some sweetness as well as a slight hop bitterness.
T: Roasted dark sweet malts hit the palate first with great freshness and flavor. Layers of bread, chocolate, coffee, caramel and toffee are found as well.
M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation that is slightly creamy.
D: Very drinkable as the abv is quite low (5%) and the flavors are extremely well balanced.
Overall I'm not quite sure I would put this beer in the Belgian Dark Ale style as it seems more like a porter to me with some slight Belgian Influences. Certainly Brewer's Art most drinkable beer and one that is easily sessionable. Recommended.
01-18-2010 17:27:40 | More by Lunch
3.48/5 rDev -11.9%
Served on-tap at the Brewer's Art in a long conical shaped glass.
Appearance: Kind of looks like Guinness minus the nitro-tap super dense foam on the top, though it does stick pretty well. Seems opaque in the dark, but there's definitely light coming through that adds some good dark amber color to it.
Smell: Mild dark roasted malts, sweet coffee and chocolate, though you really have to work to find anything else. Seems pretty light.
Taste: Not much up front, but there's a good lighter burst of roasted dark malts, mild coffee and chocolate, though the finish doesn't longer as long as I'd have liked.
Mouthfeel: A bit watery, which makes it even more weird since it's a dark beer and there's an absence of creaminess.
Drinkability: Belgian Porter? Porter? Belgian Dark? An odd hybrid that doesn't seem extremely discernible in some ways. But it's lighter, which would probably fit the bill for some people as sessionable, since it's also pretty dark. I could drink more than one, but I'd prefer more flavor overall.
11-23-2009 21:01:59 | More by asabreed
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
A - dark brown with a scant light brown cap
S - dark roasted malt with notes of hop and spice
T - a malty roasted pumpernickel flavor; not too sweet with a hint of hoppy bitterness
M - full bodied and robust but very smooth and with a relatively dry finish
D - One of the most sessionable beers at Brewer's. A delicious beer whether one decides to classify it as a porter or a Belgian dark (although, I think it is the latter)
02-22-2009 01:21:27 | More by jkbusman
Brewer's Art Proletary Ale from The Brewer's Art
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