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You’ve made it to 547 Haight Street. This destination is more San Francisco than Rice A Roni, Chinatown, and Lombard Street combined. Welcome to Broadway for brewers everywhere. Everyone who is anyone has poured their kegs here. For the last 20 years, this place has launched careers, confirmed legacies, and since 1987 the only name you need to know is David Keene. Take a seat. Tip Strong. Nod appreciatively and don’t ask stupid questions. Welcome to Big Daddy’s House known to most simply as "The T-Room." Here the bartenders are fluent in English, German, Flemish, French, Waloon and Czech. But they’re most known for their American Lip Service. Watch it. The lady with the jet black hair behind the bar eats idiots for lunch. At 547 Haight Street, you won’t find any Cable Cars except for this one. But if you’re standing outside the Dutch Doors of the World Famous Toranado, you surely found the most interesting place in all San Francisco. Its’ about RESPECT. Dave you continue to have ours. Here’s to 20 more years of punishing livers everywhere. Cheers Gina, Jim, Tomme, Vince and the Brewers of Port Brewing


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2009
batch #2 bottle shared by sparky27. pale orange brown pour with a smidge of a white head which doesn’t want to stick around. it smells...smoky. i wasn’t expecting that at all...intoxicating.... woody, tart, dry crisp white wine and just a touch of stink. loads of barrel toast/soft smoke in the flavor as well... tart grapes, white wine/leaning on ml chardonnay, yeast, tart lemon and a pineapple-like sourness which grows as it warms. the tannins fight the tartness and battle it out on my cheeks. very low carbonation... almost nil which makes it insanely smooth and lux. unusual for sure but i really dig it! 9/4/8/5/17/4.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ Hellbilly’s Holiday Tasting. THANKS ERIC!!! Batch 2. 14 karat pour with a razor thin white head that left very little lacing. Aroma that hit me initially was one of cinnamon, spice, and unripened citrus. Minimal carbonation and somewhat thin, this one is dominated by sour lemon zest, lime juice, and oak. Another solid sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Pours a hazy peach color with a small head. Funk, vinegar and sour fruit in the aroma. Flavor is all of the above with a bit of wood and lemon zest. A great sour! Thanks Eric.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2009
750ml bottle batch 2 shared with the Phoenix crew at hellbilly’s holiday tasting. Pours hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is saw dust, wine vinegar, unripe green apple, and light funk. The taste is lemon peel, red wine vinegar, tart apple peel, and some smoky oak. Medium, fairly flat mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1539) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Sparky27 was generous enough to break this out at a tasting tonight, a HUGE thanks to you for this Eric. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lemon zest, funk, sour acidic goodness. Flavor is tart sour funk citric acid, sawdust, lemon zest. There is a really nice sour dry puckering goodness going on here. Very enjoyable, glad to have tried this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4788) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap at Toronado’s 1st Anniversary party. Pours a deep hazy gold with thin frothy white head. This is a well balanced sour, with a flavor thats not to intense. Sour green apple, barnyard funk, leather, oak, citrus, lemon zest, and hints of peach and yeast. Pretty dry, and easy to drink. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2008 on Tap at Toronado’s 1st Anniversary. Pours a flat golden hue. Nose is lemon and grain. Flavors are a really nicely balanced sweet and sour. Some lemon, and bread tones. Very tart with a mild carnation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
A damn good sour. On tap at the Toronado SD with dasilky1 and others. Pours with a hazed golden body and a small white head. Aroma is heavenly after a two hour and forty-five minute drive! Must, controlled funk, leather, citrus, grapefruit, apricot and sheer awesome sourness! Taste is sour with citrus, leather wood, and more awesomeness, apples, horse hair, pineapple and a bit of brandy. So much cleaner and more enjoyable than the Russian River Beatification Batch 002 that they served later in the day (although that is also a great beer). Mouthfeel is super dry with a puckering effect. Tingling carbonation, and BONE DRY. Awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2nd batch bottle (’08?) shared w/ Maheu at Toronado SD. Inviting nose of a light bretty funk w/ a semi-sweet malt base filled w/ lemon. Flavor is not quite as sour as I was anticipating, although I have nothing to compare it to. In fact, this was fairly mellow & well rounded. Flavor was straightforward, bretty sour, lemon zest, citrus, smothered in wood, w/ a "semi" dry finish. Really delicate palate, soft as hell on the tongue...rolls over w/ ease. A really, really delicious, drinkable, and almost refreshing sour ale that stays tart. Their Veritas 004 offering blows this Cable Car batch away in terms of intensity, but it was still very well enjoyed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Courtesy of hoppymeal at northernbrews’ November ’08 sour tasting

Bottle: The aroma consists of sour limes, sour cherries, and the same faint cleaner aroma that I noticed in Isabelle. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with lots of sour apple and lime up front. It turns more sour lemon in the finishy. Light-medium bodied with a mild carbonation.


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