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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1101) - - JUN 20, 2015
2013 bottle. Golden pour. Nose is lactic, some lemon rind, not very complex. Taste is lactic, some lemon, sulphur, slight funk.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2014 vintage. At Toronado with Taylor. Pours neon orange with white foam layer. Aroma is super funky, zesty lamic awesome. Taste is delicious awesome complex and huge funk, balanced acidity that is incredibly tasty. This beer has been masterfully blended. Love.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
out of a 750. Very complex and sour. Crisp dark orange color. Little head. Extremely good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle at the SDT Room. Made the trip from LA expressly to have this bottle, and was not disappointed. Opens with an aroma of thick yeast, flour flowers, and lemon juice concentrate. Down into flavors of the same, plus very light mandarin orange, really slight unripe cranberry and a smooth finish. Carbonation is very soft, and the finish doesn’t linger. No mustard notes or particular funk.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
GABF 2007. A Belgian pale w/ sour notes. Very drinkable for a sour brew. Tomme does it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Tasted at Cleveland tasting on 8-23-08. Thanks!! Batch 2 was poured with a golden color and thin white head. Has a slight funk aroma, some citrus, and some spice. Has a medium body. Taste is tart, some fruits, and has a sweet sour finish on the back end. Overall I was expecting more from this beer. Considering the hype around it I found it did not live up to the hype. Its a solid brew, just not worth the ratings it gets here. And I wasn’t the only one with those sentiments.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 ~RBSG ’08~

Big tasting at Lost Abbey. Pours a light golden caramel pour, with small head and virtually no lacing. Very sour nose, apple pie, oats and hay. Delightful. Dry, sour flavors. Huge toasted malt finish. Hops are subdued but balance it out well. Just very tasty. Very smooth and dry, crisp. Hope to see this again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (1030) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
From a bottle,floral, bread, pale, hazy, minimal head, medium sourness, lively, light body, slick feel, a very good sour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Draft @ Toronado. Bright yellow and hazy with a white head. Sour aroma with apricot, banana, strawberry and watermelon notes. Fruity and tart with more apricot and watermelon notes. Goes through a ton of changes as it warms. An amazing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1026) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
2009 bottle from Toronado SD ($45!) shared with mspindler and joetheyounger. Pours a honey amber color. Bottle foamed a lot when opened resulting in big white head when poured. Aroma includes sour lemon, musty yeast, vinegar, spice, under ripe fruit, and Brett funk. Flavor is tangy and tart and contains vinegar, lemon zest, leather and more funk. Finish has more acidic sourness and funk. Sours are certainly not my favorite style, but I found this smooth and quite drinkable.


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