JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown pour with a tight tan head. The little bit hazy (separate from the darkness). The nose is awesome. Rich and chewy with a lot of roasted malt and very intense coffee character. A touch of light citrus and some heavy toasted/roasted character. Amazingly the citrus comes across more like that in African-grown coffee rather than the typical hop contribution. A touch of earthiness with a very aromatic contribution in terms of the coffee. No grassiness or vegetal character at all. A touch of soft chocolate milk character on the back of the palate. Damn good stuff.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half pint on tap@Port O.B.: Dark, dark brown with a wisp of tan foam.Rich dark roast coffee aroma. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate with dark roast coffee followed by a lingering black coffee bakers chocolate bitter finish. Full body is smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose was heavy with coffee, hints of roast and acrid grain. Taste was very smooth, lots of coffee, more roast than I would expect in a porter, hints of cocoa, burnt sugar, and feint hint of cinnamon. Very impressive beer.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OB pizza port. Mostly clear deep cocoa brown with a small beige ring. Big coffee nose with a good amount of roasted malts.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. dark brown beer with a tan head. Coffee and roast aroma with chocolate. Coffee and chocolate flavor with light roast. Medium-plus bodied. Coffee lingers with chocolate and light caramel.
alexanderj (3398) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap; poured a dark brownish color. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor was really nice; roasted malt, coffee, caramel, yeast and a bit of fruit. Really nice.
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at pizza port ocean beach on the 3rd of july 2010 in honor of out independence on the following day and our freedom to have coffee and breakdast. Pours is a dirty hazy muddy unfiltered brown with a tan head consisting of tiny co2 bubbles. Aroma is french press coffee beans espresso roasted beans and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla dank bitter coffee beans fresh espresso coffee coffee coffee hyper caffienated starbucks and a touch of raw sugar. Fantastic fresh super coffee beer. F*ck the weasel and the sh*t pizza port represent. No growlers. ;(
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in OB. Pours dark brown with a big tan head, good retention, good lace. Smells of coffee grounds with some light sweetness. Tastes pretty good. Coffee grounds and roast, sweet. Coffee lingers in a good way. Quality not just crappy grounds. Medium body, smooth carbonation.
JohnnyJ (4813) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PP Carlsbad. Brown, slightly hazy, slightly reddish. Roasted malt, lots of coffee.. roasted ground coffee, sweetness, and a touch of chocolate. Would probably be good for breakfast, but a little one dimensional.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SD trip, Pizza Port OB: Very solid coffee porter. Black pour with thin tan head, and strong coffee, burnt malts. Full flavor of malts, coffee, chocolate and slight alcohol tone; alas no bacon or eggs were noticeable ;). Have one and enjoy! So good, we went back a few days later and had another.