skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad. The aroma has caramel, oranges, pine. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, bitter and has citric and piney hops, caramel and malty fruiness (oranges). Nice good bodied beer.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Toronado SDThe appearance is a deep red/brown with a small off white head. Loads of hops, caramel, a really nice malt backing. Mouth is very drying and bitter but not over the top. A top notch double red.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at toronado’s 23rd anniversary party. Dark red-brown with a light beige head. Rich malty aroma of caremel and chocoalte with a nice hoppy accent that is mostly piney. The flavor is robust yet not too sweet and has a nice light chocolate component that mixes with a big pine and citrus hop flavor. Not really a dark DIPA like I would expect, and leans more on malt character than hops. Good, but not my favorite of the style.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Carlsbad location. Nice rich reddish pour, off white head. Aroma is all hops and caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, bready, yeast, and caramel. Another winner from PP. Damn nice.
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF 2009. Nose of floral and light pine and some caramel. Clear amber with a small off white head. Flavor is light bitterness, caramel, and a pine note.
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with frothy tan head and lace. Citrus hops with light caramel malt. Sweet caramel malt and a light citrus bitter. medium bodied with good carbonation.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler pours deep mahogany with a medium off white head. Aroma is earthy spice, cedar, cinnamon, peppercorns and some sweet bready malts. Flavor is a bland mix of doughy malts, bittersweet nutty character and a hot finish of spice and booze.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: 547 Haight Imperial Red
Brewery: Port Brewing / Pizza Port
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: cloudy dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of balancing hops, touch of candy sweetness
Flavor: big hop flavor, lots of earthyness, dark caramel sweetness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler… RBWG ‘10… Mostly clear rose-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma bestows caramel, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. Plenty of caramel and malty sweetness in the flavor, but also a heaping helping of earthy, piney and citric hop bitterness. Leans a tad toward the sweet side of balance. Bittersweet, fairly dry finish. Kudos to CaptainCougar for bringing the growler from Carlsbad to Florida!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler brought in to Hangar 24 by one of our drivers, thanks Brian. Rating #67. Dense dark brown with a slight orange tint around the edges. Aroma of hops and malts melding together very nicely, slight toffee aroma as well. Slight sweetness with a nice hop bite on top of it, very tasty brew. (1159)