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Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery. 4.8% abv.

A: Black with a tan head, some retention & lace.

S: Coffee, brown sugar, bread.

T: Coffee, dark chocolate, nut bread, good bitterness. Great flavour for its weight.

M: Moderate body is also impressive for its weight.

D: Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Atron67
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a dark but clear brown/black, like a dark chocolate color clear body with a tan head that stayed awhile but didnt really leave much lacing

S- very smooth, malty and full of chocolate character

T- this is a very nice chocolate flavored porter, smooth slightly sweet character, light roasted notes and lots of chocolate

M- full bodym, medium/strong carbonation

D- definitely a keeper

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Photo of Deuane
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep ruby brown with a thin tan head reducing to spotty lacing.

S-Light roated malt, not overly aromatic.

T-Good robust, roasty flavour, belies what little comes thru in the aroma. Hints of chocolate in the finish.

M-Medium body with a pleasant smoothness and a nice dry finish.

D-A solid English robust porter. Not much to complain about with this one.

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Photo of emerge077
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was released recently, this bottle came directly from Madison a few weeks ago. Stubby bottle with a tribal tattoo on it, reminds me of Hot Topic.

Pours a ruddy brownish-black, and ends up opaque in the glass. It leaves a thin ring around the glass. Initial tan head dwindles down to a bare skim. Not much creaminess to the head, or much head at all.

Smells sweet like brown sugar with some smoky roastiness.

Dry roast malty flavors, some mild smoke, barley husks, and cinnamon (?) sweet and savory. Light feel to it, mild bitterness, definitely works well for session purposes.

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Photo of brdc
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle, poured into a pint. Thanks to stoutsNipas.

This is a very dark brew, with a nice cocoa colored head that shows average retention and lacing.
Pleasant aroma is dominated by roasted malts, cocoa andsweetened coffee.
Light body, which is not exactly the way I like my porter, but that also added a lot to its drinkability; making it a nice summer choice. Taste is also dominated by cocoa and coffee, roasted and lightly bitter at times, but a bit sweeter than most. Nice.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz single, Steve's

I have no indication to suggest this is the same as the other porter listed for ale asylum but correct me if i am wrong

appearance: pours into an imperial pint glass, dark mahogany/cola body with a creamy chocolatey lace

smell: ground chocolate, chocolate malts, light espresso and milk

taste: flavor profile dominated by cocoa powder and chocolate malt, very trace licorice and other spice...light bodied and easy drinking

mouthfeel: creamy and light

drinkability: easy

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