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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
On draft at Toronado’s B-day - color of hazy mango, with a thin eggshell colored head - nose of apricots, sourness, cobwebs, slight sweetness, and dry– taste of apricots, sour, tart cherries, and slight cobwebs - body is medium, dry, and with medium to high carbonation – aftertaste of dried apricots, tart, dry, and gummy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 Pours a hazed, glowing orangey golden from the 750ml. bottle into a snifter at Toronado’s (San Diego, CA): Just came from the Lost Abbey Veritas 007 release and I’m still on a high. To follow up with a glass of Cable Car means everything. Nose of coconut, tropical mango, barnyard funk, brett, apple cider vinegar, bitter grapefruit pith, moldy blue cheese, chalky orange, pineapple, wet oak, grass, hay, and horseblanket. Vinious flavors of citrus and underipened tropical fruity esters. Not as puckering, or as carbonated as other sours, but this one is meaty, and has excellent texture. Drinkability: Believe the hype. Pairing: Prime porterhouse for two marinated in peppercorn cognac. Rebuy: Uh, duh. #405 on 17042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Cloudy yellow. Big white head. Musty bretty aroma with lemons and wheat to boot. Nice tartness and sweetness from the malt. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2010
2009- Crystal clear golden color with a soft, pillowy white head with great retention. A great deal of effervescence in this one. Some lemon and citrus in the nose along with some funky cheese and a bit of acetic acid providing some sharpness. Lemon, hay, clove and pineapple are noticed on the tongue as well as some buttery notes. Fairly dry with plenty of carbonation; this one drinks quite well. For the price of admission, I’ll take another beer, but this is definitely good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (430) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Drowland’s 4000th! thanks: light hazy orange no head some floating yeast. tart funk aroma with fruity apricots, taste of fruit apricots, leather, grass with strong roasted lemon, juicy. this beer is complex but very subtle. I let it sit to warm up in the snifter, more aromatic, perfumey, with tart sour taste. This beer was great but not as good as i hoped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (423) - - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2007 vintage shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small ring of bubbles clinging to the glass. Aroma is lemon citrus, barnyard funk, and light oak notes. Flavor is very complex: grapefruit and lemon citrusy sourness, puckering, balanced and quenching. Alcohol is well masked, thin to medium bodied, delicious. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2011
Botella y tirador 2010 Color amarillento con pequeña espuma,en boca es acida pero elegante,notas de barrica de vino, muy buena "Sour" Gracias Toronado!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Pier-luc and Julien. Thanks guys! Pours a light orange with small head and little lacing. Aroma of funk, oak, clean sourness. Taste is bretty, funk, oak, lighht pears with some faint lemon. Low mouthfell with medium low carb. Pretty simple, not very complex but still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (397) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Clear, pale orange/golden color, no foam or lacing. Tart cherry aroma with some funk. Sour cherry flavor, green apple tartness, dry, oakiness from the barrel aging, very slight funk. Very clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Review number 360 on the quest to 365 is a very special number, and one I had been trying to acquire for a while. This 09 vintage comes from a trader over at BA. First impression of the aroma is very good. Funky lemony/citrus notes and some wood. Not an overly sour or funky smell but a fine balance between the two. Appearance is also quite good. The head is only about a half an inch but has quite the staying power. I poured this one extremely carefully as to keep the yeast in the bottle, so the murky golden liquid looks great. Flavor is thankfully not subtle. The leathery brett compliments nicely the sourness here. Wood, lemon, funk. Really excellent and nearly worth the hype surrounding it. Palate is suitably bubbly and medium in thickness. I know a lot of folks are not big fans of the brewery, but I can say the good to bad ratio, for me anyway, and keeping in mind I have sought out mostly special releases, has been quite excellent. Probably won’t be able to try this one ever again. Was worth what it took to get. Excellent beer.

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