ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dirty_Martini. Black body with a medium-sized, frothy tan head. Rich malty nose with lots of toffee, cola, chocolate and coffee. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and very roasty with gobs of dark chocolate, some coffee and caramel. Medium body is slightly thin with moderate carbonation.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thin, light brown head that fades quickly. Smells of dark malts, not really toasty malts, just dark. A little chocolatey.
Tastes earthy, slightly chocolatey, malty.
Not too thin, nice and full bodied for a porter. Nice vibrant carbonation. Not the greatest porter Iíve ever had, but this is a quality one for sure.
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and burgandy colour. medium tan head. smoky with an alcohol aftertaste. the hint of hops is nice and very typical of San Diego brews.
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery - Pours very dark brown and has a coffee rich aroma of dark roast malt. The flavors of roast malt and coffee accents are well balanced by some quality hops. Itís medium bodied and overall a very enjoyable porter.
StonePhil (2) - San Diego, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This black bodied stout pours with a tan head and gives off a chocolaty aroma with perhaps hints of caramel and coffee. The flavor glides over your tongue with a slightly oil texture and leaves a subtle bitter finish. While itís not nearly my favorite stout it is an enjoyable beer with respectable chocolate malt character.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque black body with a small tan head. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, maple, and roasted nut in the aroma. The flavor presents some nice nutty chocolate notes with a slightly bittersweet finish. Respectable.
IEBAILI (126) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with afew amber hints against the light; loose tan head that leaves a litttle lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, some chocolate. Taste has the same elements and a hoppiness that doesnít quite blend in - not bad but just not quite completely satisfying. Smooth but a little lacking in the rich texture that I expect in this style. Perhaps this would do well with a little time in the bottle. The hops just stick out a litle bit and make the whole thing slightly disharmonious,
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate aroma with dark roasted malt accompaniment. Dark brown, near opaque, color with a beige/tan head that quickly did some ring lacing. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is really roasted malt, near toasted/burnt. Coffee notes heading towards espresso. The finish is dry with some hop bitter to go along with all that malt. Exceptionally tasty.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, not black, with a thin tan head. Aroma is a light smokiness, bacon grease, ciggarettes and charred wood. Taste is a bit smoky with chocolate, light caramel.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a dissipating tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder, also surprisingly thin/watery, oatmeal? After warming watery disappears and caramel/molasses comes out. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/cocoa powder, caramel/molasses, secondary earthy hops. Occasional.