Contorter | Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
63.9%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 244 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
aleasylum.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our porter is dark in color yet soft on the palate. English chocolate malts give it a complex, rich flavor wrapped in a silky smooth finish.

Added by dirtylou on 04-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,250
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
244
Liked:
156
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
11.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 82
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Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very enjoyable every day sort of beer. I could sit down with this for dinner after work on any day and be content. Of course the tap is better than bottle, better head, aroma, and overall feel when fresh tapped, but it holds up in the bottle quite well.

A: Great rich brown black; initial head that foams down after a couple minutes.

S: This smells grand. Rich chocolate yeasty aroma,
Very pleasing.

T: This has a nice smooth chocolate touch, rich but not overpowering. The out meal slick stout has more umph, I think when first seeing and smelling you expect to get more umph like you do from the stout. However, this is very tasty with a smooth finish.

M: The taste is great but I sometimes expect the texture to feel creamier, perhaps too much effervescence for my taste in a good Porter, but by no means does this detract from the brew.

O: This is a great beer; I recommend Ale Asylum to anyone looking for an all around good brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a floating island. Almost no lacing sticks.

The smell is of cocoa with dark-ish earthy notes.

The taste is of powdery chocolate that improves with the progression of the drink. Minerally, earthy bitterness in the finish.

It leans towards fizzy and thin, and though it does improve with progression/warming to room temperature, it still could have more of a body to it. (A second bottle confirmed this.)

The chocolate does move beyond "powdery" and there is balance to it. It's a nice enough porter overall.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of panders07
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours dark, almost black. Slight hints of light make it through when held up to the light. Produced two fingers of head that lasted approx. 3 min before dissipating. Some lacing at the top of the glass. Head is a light brown creamy color with good scents.

S - Lightly sweet, woodsy smell. Scents of chocolate and wood dominate the bouquet.

T - Similar to the scents, bitter chocolate dominates. The flavor starts strong, but dissipates quickly, little to no bite (but more so than other porters I've had) flavor and a taste of coffee remains at the end.

M - Medium to thin bodied, the beer starts thick, but doesn't stick around long before leaving the tastes permeating the entire mouth. Slightly creamy, but lacking in textual footprint.

O - One of my favorite porters ever. The flavors are more dominate in this porter than in others and the lingering flavors/smells make it an excellent choice.

Serving type: bottle

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Contorter from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 63.9% out of 100 with 244 ratings
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