BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a near black body and a tan head. Aromas are nutty, raisins, walnut, toasty, roasted, light chocolate. Flavors are roasted, bready, earthy and woody notes, nutty, toasted, chocolate and coffee grounds. Medium bitter. Creamy, lower carbonation, raisiny, dry.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #9. Dark brown and almost black. Nice bit of roast and pretty easy to drink, good stuff. (2637)
Jcarb28 (82) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark and heavy in the glass with a tan head. Full bodied flavors of cocoa and roasted grains and coffee flavors throughout the drink. Great overall.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear mahogany with a moderate tan head that fades quickly to a thin remnant and laces well. On the nose there are notes of coffee, toasted malts, herbs, earth and subtle coffee with a hint of English hops. The flavour is well balanced between light sweetness and light bitterness with toffee, coffee, dark fruit, earth, herbs and subtle flowers. The finish is long and malty with toasty notes and subtle hops. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice porter. Surprisingly fruity and very well balanced. 2013-03-23
skmikeg (615) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Urge. Pours a dark brown-black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coco, caramel, and some molasses. Taste is of roasted malts, caramel, coco, some coffee, and some molasses. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, moderate finish. Overall, a pretty nice porter.
dalekliz (809) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and toast. Huge taste, of roasted malt, burnt toast, wood, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. Lingering roasted chocolate malt. Nice porter.
StefanSD (1924) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head that soon fades to a fine ring. The aroma is molasses and roasted grains. Taste is similar to the nose, lots of roasted grains, nuts and molasses in the flavor profile. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes edium in duration and dry. Overall: Respectable, but not mind blowing.
IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Nose is coffee, a little charred breadiness, chocolate, and some raisins. Black with a small beige head. Flavor is coffee, smoke, and a light bitterness.
brokensail (9154) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a dense tan head. Heavy on the roasted malt with a bit of graham cracker sweetness, toffee, and a lot of dark fruit. Some earthy hops, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is a little bit acidic, but good otherwise. Sweet graham cracker and dark fruit, some chocolate, coffee, and plenty of roasted malt. A light hop note in the background and a dry finish.