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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Youíve 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 donít ask stupid questions. Welcome to Big Daddyís House known to most simply as "The T-Room." Here the bartenders are fluent in English, German, Flemish, French, Waloon and Czech. But theyíre 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 wonít find any Cable Cars except for this one. But if youíre standing outside the Dutch Doors of the World Famous Toranado, you surely found the most interesting place in all San Francisco. Itsí about RESPECT. Dave you continue to have ours. Hereís to 20 more years of punishing livers everywhere. Cheers Gina, Jim, Tomme, Vince and the Brewers of Port Brewing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Rating 4000! Thanks to b3shine for this 2007 gem! I shared it at my going away from Tallahassee tasting. Vinegar in the aroma with some vanilla, oak, acid, and leather. Nicely tart flavor but not too tart with oak, vanilla, hay, and some more. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at the Toronado. Aroma was clean Brett, freshly-squeezed Meyer lemon juice, Rainier cherries, and a slight funk. Flavor was very much the same with maybe the cleanest palate on a beer I've ever had. So crisp, so refreshing... I could drink a ton of this superb beer.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Much thanks to Phatz for sharing this rarity of a gem. Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Lacing is scattered all over the glass like tiger stripes. Streams of CO2 quickly rise to the top. Smell is of caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, barnyard, funky must, cinnamon, and cardamom, with a touch of apple. Taste is of the mentioned aromas that meld together in a lemony zest, citrusy, sweet, funky, and tart blend that tantalizes the tastebuds into craving this different but enticing brew. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy, full of candy orange, funk, with a dryness covering the palate with citrusy zest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Sampled at GABF. Almost the first ones into GABF and this was our first stop. Aroma of brett and other tart sour notes. Flavors of tart fruit and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Note to self: revisited this at Toronado SD, 2008 vintage, and was similarly impressed, if the nose was just a touch more muted this time around (could just as easily have been the glassware). My wife and I shared this as our last bottle purchase of our 3-month roadtrip.

750mL bottle, generously shared by artusory. Thanks, Ryan!! Pours a hazy, toasty golden color; bright white head with brilliant, fine-bubbled lacing holding tight to the sides of the glass; a bit more clarity or retention and it would be perfect looking. Probably the most satisfyingly aromatic beer Iíve had in a while; the fruit character actually reminds me a lot of a certain Finger Lake (I know, but the whites can be excellent) reserve gewurztraminer wine that I havenít had in years but still think about: tons of lime, dripping tree fruits (tropical, lychee), and sweet sweet honey notes, all surrounded by a mouthwatering tartness and funk and toasted oak; I couldnít stop smelling this. Tons of citrus and tropical fruits (passion fruit, lime) at the core, but, unlike Castleton, where highly-carbonation citrus takes center stage, this has so much surrounding it: toasty, chardonnay-tinged oak and well-integrated sourness; not intensely funky, but some funk and mustiness and dripping, ripened fruit; better than the Cuvees, better than PH1, and equal to Blauw. Excellent integration and depth. Lengthy, tart and citrus and tropical fruit in the finish; when the tartness subsides, a soft doughiness appears at the very end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2008 Vintage. Pours a clear, pale orange-gold with a very thin, fine white head. Very forward, clear sour brett aroma which is focussed, but not overbearingly strong or opulent. Fruit aromas abount with underripe peach/stonefruit, green strawberries, light apple juice, and soft lemon. The flavor is dry, very sour, and crisp with a clean barrel fermantation characte. Delicate barrel-aged aspects are present as well and are harmoniously blended into the very tight flavor profile. The body posesses incredible balance, amazing structure, and really shows of the supreme blending skills of the brewer. This well-composed body delivers the flavor profile with precision and poise. This is one of the best aspects of this wonderful beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Big ups to Wavers1 for this! Thanks Baker!!!! Vintage 2009. Believe the hype! Or you can be like flav and choose: Donít believe the hype... Yes Was the start of my last jam So here it is again, another def jam But since I gave you all a little something That we knew you lacked They still consider me a new jack All the critics you can hangíem Iíll hold the rope But they hope to the pope And pray it ainít dope The follower of Farrakhan Donít tell me that you understand Until you hear the man The book of the new school rap game Writers treat me like Coltrane, insane Yes to them, but to me Iím a different kind Weíre brothers of the same mind, unblind Caught in the middle and Not surrenderiní I donít rhyme for the sake of of riddliní Some claim that Iím a smuggler Some say I never heard of íya A rap burgler, false media We donít need it do we? Itís fake thatís what it be to íya, dig me? Donít believe the hype...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2010
2009 bottle shared by ucusty. Thanks Dave. Pours cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is pretty incredible. Loads of tropical fruits, funky yeast, cotton candy. Flavor is very barnyardy with some juicy citrus and loads of funky deliciousness. yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2010
One of the epics I have always wanted to try. 2008 vintage. Thanks to Chris Black of Falling Rock for sharing this tasty treat. A golden yellow with light one finger off-white head and a delicious citrus aroma. Mildly funky with some citrus rind and orange peel i the finish. Flavor isnít as sour as expected, more chablis-like, with lemon zest. Suprised at the drinkability. A lightly flavored, perfect summer brew. Gracias Senor!

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