Shady Aftermath | BuckleDown Brewing

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Brewed by:
BuckleDown Brewing
Illinois, United States
buckledownbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malt-driven dark ale with layers of chocolate, caramel and coffee over a base of roasted malts. It boasts a rich mouthfeel giving way to some warming alcohol on the finish.

35 IBU

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 45
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Served at BuckleDown in a 13 oz. size. Look Deep dark brown almost black with a thin tan head that disappears fast. Sporadic lacing. Smell is very faint chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate with almost a metallic type of nibble and light carbonation. Did not like the finish. Good named beer. Feel is creamy and ok. Overall just fair. Not to my liking

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I'm trying the Buckledown Porter at the Ohare Hilton due to missed connection to FLL. It poured a nearly opaque mahogany with ecru head that is leaving some lace. The scent is roast you with hints of sweetness. The taste is roast you with hints of caramel and coffee. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz draft poured into a bulbous pint glass is a deep brown, cola colored, body floating a 1/4in cream head that dissipates to a glass hugging ring.
Stitched lacing remains on the glass.
Aromas are chocolatey and sweet malt with a bitterness I can't quite recognize, not off-putting, just my weak beak.
Flavor is biscuit malt, chocolate, raisin, and there's another dark fruit in there as well.
Mouthfeel leans heavy as expected, with a clean finish.
Overall, I like that this is available, AND I think I could make it. Simple, straightforward, clean, and delicious.

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Draft pint at Monk's, quick review from written notes.

Dark brown with mahogany edges. Compact head of khaki colored foam. A few concentric rings of lacing form, with spotty bits in between.

Mild roasty aroma, slightly metallic unfortunately.

Milk chocolate and malted milk ball flavors, slightly metallic again. Light roast bitterness, medium bodied, somewhat creamy. Overall it was ok, but the metallic notes threw off it's more redeeming qualities.

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Served on draft in a balloon glass at Old Town Pour House.

Moving from the balcony to the main bar for something new during this bachelor party. This stuff pours a murky midnight sienna topped by a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet coffee, mild roasted malts, a touch of graham cracker, and a vague hint of even vaguer fruit. The taste brings in more of the same, the coffee a touch bitterer now, and there's a light breeze of flowers blowing across the tongue amidst the malty others. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, a pretty solid porter, nothing noteworthy, but a nice, roasty drink on this celebratory e'en.

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3.63 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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