aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice light mouthfeel with good malt complexity and no black patent like astringency. Mocha and maple with cake and nuts. good clean finish.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Oggi’s Vista, California. A pretty good porter overall that would probably be around a 15-16 overall, if it hadn’t been served on nitro. Brown with a creamy light tan head of foam. Typical porter aroma (roasted, toasted, burnt malt) and hints of chocolate and coffee but this is pretty aromatic. Roasty and very chocolate-like with a strong note of coffee. The palate is watery, but still pretty appealing considering the serving type. A good beer.