Mystery Romp | Crooked Letter Brewing Co.

Mystery RompMystery Romp
BA SCORE
88.6%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 105 ratings
Mystery RompMystery Romp
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Letter Brewing Co.
Mississippi, United States
crookedletterbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When the lights dim, the curtains pull back, and the Beledi starts, it is time for a Mystery Romp! This mocha colored ale, infused with chocolate and coffee, can best be described as a tasteful dance between a robust Porter and a rich stout.

Added by slatetupelo on 05-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,164
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
105
Liked:
93
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ealanjones
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gritz147
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany bordering on black with a caramel colored head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, and plumb with a bread malt nose.

Bitter coffee and chocolate hit up front with a sweet plumb and bready malt middle drifting off in a dry wine acrid finish. An excellent porter.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"When the lights dim, the curtains pull back, and the Beledi starts, it is time for a Mystery Rom! This mocha colored ale, with chocolate and coffee, can best be described as a tasteful dance between a robust porter and a rich stout." Brewed in the style of an American Porter, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on year-round draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a fizzy, crisp head of a mocha brown tone over a very dark brown body. Retention is poor and lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Rich light roast coffee with vanilla cream notes, smooth caramel candy malts atop a lightly roasted and bread malt background. Very sweet and incredibly decadent aroma with a moderate potency. 4

(Taste) Dry bread malts, lightly roasted coffee beans and subtle vanilla cream, much less sweet than in the aroma. Light delivery but very flavorful specialty malt and adjunct profile. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, silky, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a light frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nicely balanced specialty malt and roasted coffee bitterness to sweet malts. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) A very richly flavored porter with a very solid coffee flavor. A bit light on the malt profile but a very drinkable porter nonetheless. A very solid beer by this brewery, certainly their finest year-round that I have experienced yet. 3.75

Crooked Letter Brewing Co.'s
Mystery Romp
3.76/5.00

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Photo of SweetChicken
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanginsberg
4.96/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RockRuler
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Good looking beer, very dark with a tan head. Bold aroma and flavor of coffee and chocolate. Nice mouth feel. Carbonation is spot on. It is borderline stout/porter but leans a bit more toward a porter flavor and finish. Excellent brew. Cheers!

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Photo of Shanty76
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
2.44/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.04/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Mystery Romp has a medium, quickly-dying, beige head, tiny ascending bubbles, a dark-brown, nearly black, appearance, and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, char, black coffee, baker’s chocolate, and toast crust. Taste is of all that, with acidity and burnt bitterness closing out the sip. Mouthfeel is rather thin and oddly prickly. Mystery Romp finishes semi-dry.

RJT

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Photo of NealioATX
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is probably THE BEST beer coming out of Mississippi! This is pretty much the flagship of Crooked Letter Brewing. As they mentioned, it 'dances' between a Porter and a Stout. This is a very sweet, rich beer. That said, it's my go-to when I'm in Louisiana and Mississippi. I describe this beer as having chocolate cake for dessert and coffee to wash it down. The chocolate is very sweet and rich and forward on the finish. While the coffee is on the front and just bitter enough. While they're not the first craft brewery in the state, this beer is definitely the one that'll get people attention.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of crapuccino
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates quickly, light lacing. Nose is tremendous with cocoa nibs and coffee coming through beautifully. The taste not so much, a real watery mess. Medium to high carbonation. Overall was hoping for more flavor here

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Photo of Hootie159
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black with a nice dark head. Great smell. Roasted chocolate and coffee. Taste is unbalanced. First taste I get is water. Some slight bitterness and a spot of chocolate. Feel is closer to an ipa than porter/stout. Carbonation just a bit too sharp.

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Photo of ldhughes3
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TokyoCO
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdeese21
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foxybrau
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A good coffee porter. Thin body was the only downside for me. The coffee is quite present but doesn't seem artificial. Just fine despite being a product of Mississippi.

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Photo of GregJ
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a tan head. Smells of coffee/mocha, bitter chocolate and dark roast malts. Tastes of dark malts with a charred edge, coffee, a light astringence, some hop bitterness. Medium/light body, medium carbonation, chocolate and dark malt aftertaste. Very nice aroma and flavor, a little light on body.

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Photo of Vincecugini
2.57/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very balanced coffee and chocolate up front but the tail end is left wanting.

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Mystery Romp from Crooked Letter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.6% out of 100 with 105 ratings
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