rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at the firken fest a dark brown to black with a small tan foam head. The nose is of burnt coffee, with the flavor coming in as a roasty grain with a touch of chocolate and coffee. The finish is mild almost watery with a light sour hop bitterness. The beer was ok, just a bit light for my tastes.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Trident Club on The Naval PostGraduate School in Monterey The porter poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Notes of chocolate and roasted malts were quickly detected. The porter had light body with soft carbonation. The finish had burnt malt and chocolate to enjoy.
GIJOE (342) - Monterey, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery in Marina. Pours an almost black brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is cola and molasses with notes of toffee. Mildly sweet taste with a nice dry finish. Medium body, decent carbonation. Good porter.
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LetsGoState (545) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is a deep black. Aroma is sweet. Taste has some nice roasted malts with hints of chocolate.
Rosebeerlover (11) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the C restaurant in Monterey. Wonderful light porter. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavors and a smooth porter finish. Lightly carbonated. Great with the hamburger there. However, the bottled version has a more stringent aftertaste, and not as pleasant to drink.
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Bottles N Bins Liquors and Deli. Nose is coffee and roast with a hint of sweet caramel. Cloudy dark brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is roasted coffee with a bit of bitterness in the background.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a hint of reddish color. Roasty malt with a bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Not too watery, not too thick. Crisp finish. Very good.
Ernestoo (5) - - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too light, no after taste, no aroma. Wouldn’t bother with it unless you want a light, tasteless brew
MattH (577) - California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown pour. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is vinous and roasty with a good amount of dark chocolate. Like the other beers at the brewery, the body is light and the amount of carbonation is low. Good beer.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Fish Hoppers Restaurant in Monterey, CA. Pours dark brown with ruby glints and a big creamy light tan head. Nice chocolate aroma. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and a light, light touch of coffee with some herby hop. Finishes nearly dry and nicely bitter.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle -
Found most, if not all, of the English Ales while on a recent stop in Monterey. Stopped off at Bottles and Bins and they had a great selection. The beer is really a nice porter. A mixed aroma of powdered chocolate, metal, dark fruit, and leather. Flavor has a nice combo of licorice, dark chocolate and light coffee bean. There is some bitterness that reminds me of molasses/burnt sugar. Probably the black patent. Very nice pour with a black body and a light tan 1" head. Tasty beer.