Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Figueroa Mountain brewpub, Santa Barbara, 01/05/14.
Light black meets dark mahogany brown with a moderately appointed tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, light charr, dark toffee, liqourice, dark fruit pangs.
Taste comprises bitter roast, light coffee grinds, dark toffee, sweet notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet taste. Chocolate and chalk. Dry. Brownish black color. Not bad Had this from draft at the Figueroa Mountain Tap room.
cuthbert (4) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Figueroa Mountain brew-pub in Santa Barbara. Nearly black, with red highlights (Christmas lights behind it). It doesn’t smell strong, but it smells good. It’s a good-tasting beer - on the sweet side, but in a good way, i.e. not sickly sweet or like banana etc. It’s only slightly roasty and chocolate-y, but that’s a strength here, in that it just complements the good taste. Enjoyable beer, satisfying porter.
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall pretty good baltic porter, on tap at the commons ale house in santa monica
DocJitsu (907) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with red glints in the sunlight. The head was short, but only due to the care taken by the bar tender in the way it was poured. The head is root beer colored. The aroma consists of roasted coffee beans and milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is magnificent. So smooth and creamy with no menacing coffee acidity and very little carbonation burn. The flavor of coffee, chocolate, and dark ripe fruit are accentuated perfectly by the lactose. This is a superior porter in my opinion. Another home run by Figueroa Mountain.
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown color with a thin khaki head. Nice roasted malt, cocoa, licorice and dark fruit aromas. Hints of chocolate, coffee, and a light nuttiness. The flavor is somewhat sweet with licorice, chocolate, and dark fruits. A nice coffee note to it, plenty of roasted malt, burnt sugar, and molasses.