BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a nearly black hued body with a large and fluffy tan head. Aromas are very earthy, toasty, big special roast like malt character, nutty, earthy, almost a bit vegital. Flavors are roasty, toasty, nutty, light cocoa, dry and a bit bitter. Medium carbonation. Pretty dry finish. Not exactly a typical california common. Muddled.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: blackish brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma is smokey with roast grain and a bit of citrus zest. Flavor is smokey with roast grain, bitter with grapefruit, and end with some mostly unswrrtened dark chocolate. Usually flavors somehow seem to mesh, intersting beer.
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown beer with a tan head. Malt and light citrus aroma. Citrus and malt flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Mineral and light caramel lingers with citrus.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black in color with a smokey head. Roasted malt, chocolate, and orange. Coffee, cocoa, powder, slight earth and smoke, and some soap. The flavor is roasty up front with a nice cocoa note. Slight sweetness, orange peel, and earth. Grass, light bitterness, and molasses. More like a black IPA or hoppy porter/stout, but I guess it’s decent whatever they call it.