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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Tap at the GABF. Pours a hazy golden color with a white fizzy head. Tastes hugely sour, bretty, just funky and yummy. Aroma is bretty and sour (a little acidic vinegar). Very well balanced, nice yeast profile. I did not get a lot of the grapes and cherries and all of that that everyone else got. Definitely got the citrus and woody notes however. Very solid, but definitely in need of a re-rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Cloudy straw color w/ a nice white head. Funky aroma, hints of leather, some earthy tones, and an oaky overtone. Nice full palate. Funky sour flavor. Dry oaks, bret, tart, leathery.. complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is citrus, wheat, bretta, and must. Flavor is wheaty, bretta, citrus, tart fruit and a long sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (471) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Many, many samples at GABF 2007. Pours to a bright yellow body with a creamy white head. The aroma is sour funk. Flemish sour-like with leather like a gueuze. Amazing aroma. Funky barnyard fruits. The flavor is tart and acidic with some buttery toffee. Sour fruits. The palate is tart and acidic. Could have more acid, but this one is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2581) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Clear straw. Dense and fluffy white head. Balanced nose of iron, lemon cake, hay, horseblanket, wool, melon, and vibrant oak. Hint of musty books. Natural carbonation is soft and expansive. Opens with a rounded lacto-derived acidity and snug oak accompaniment which firmly claps the palate. Pineapple esters explode at the core and mesh beautifully with the nuanced coconut and vanilla barrel extractives. All sorts of tropical complexities. Irony acid lends a quenching quality as well as some astringency before harmonizing with the supple fruitiness. Brett-derived phenols are extremely vivacious, snappy, and spicy, and bolster the vast array of subtleties. Straw-tinged-malt blossoms with a feathery daintiness and complements the faint but bright oaken sweetness. Finishes well-attenuated with a fluffy dryness, yet slickly and brightly fruity with a lingering kiss of coarse oak. Overall, quite polished, nuanced, and well-layered, all marks of a well made beer. Wasn’t expecting a whole lot, but this certainly exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Surprise bottle brought to PP San Clemente by my bud Deb.......didn’t expect it. She brought it ’cause she knew I liked brew.....she had no idea what flavors it brought to the table, and--consequently--she hated it. I, on the other hand found it quite intriguing. Poured a very cloudy gold (shaken a lot during transit I suppose). Big sour nose...and in the taste...yeasty, musty, wow, this one has it going on. Nice acidic fruity tartness......a real smacker....quite a contrast to the Double Doheny and Speedway I drank over the past hour. Great brew....maybe I can find another bottle to enjoy without all by itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Draft at Toronado 21st Anniv. Pale yellow, kinda cloudy, with some white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is lemony tartness, mild brett. Flavor is tart and citrusy, not much funk, but a little bit. Some sweet pale malt also, active mouthfeel and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (7271) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2008
750, corked and baled. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Wow, what a rare gem to reel in. Cloudy medium amber with virtually no head or lace. Tart balsamic and strawberry nose, maybe a little moss in there as well. Creamy medium body. Vinegar tartness on the mid-palate, but, most shockingly of all, there really is not that much else going on on the mid-palate. We all expected a fair bit more flavor than we got out of this beer. Well-made to be sure, but hardly a triumph.

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