BLButler08 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a real fan of this one it is a little roasty for a porter. Not necessarily my favorite porter. Plus the bartender was an asshole. Darrah gave me horrible service.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Pours dark brown/black with a nice, super creamy, offwhite head. Smells of subdued roasted malts and some dish towel. Tastes of roasted malts with slight chocolate flavors and some slight watery dish towel as well. Medium body, kind of watery, nice carbonation.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted coffee aroma and taste with a chocolate finish. Good.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Nitro, but still a decently loose head, black body that browns at the corners. Aromas of earthy roasted coffee and dry roasted nuts. The body is silky and smooth on nitro but still has some depth and personality. Sweet malts and bitter chcolate dominate the flavors but notes of cherries and figs lurk around. I had this on tap at O’briens as well and the Nitro was much stronger, creating a creamier head but a thinner, less flavorful body. At Pizza Port it almost tasted like a frothy cask.
Ztaproom (2) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at The Tap Room in PB. Lots of flavor in this one, I hope they keep it around for a while.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft@Obriens. Dark brown hue with thick tan head that isn’t going anywhere. Nose is modest coffee with a hint of milk and chocolate, light grass. Flavor is milky sweet coffee and cocoa, light grass hop flavor and bitterness in the middle, finishes dry. Medium-bodied, super smooth and velvety texture, modest carbonation. Easy drinking, amazingly smooth texture, great flavor, wish we could buy this in bulk.
JohnnyJ (3887) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Pours like a nitro. Creamy head. Chocolate, sweet malt, roast, and coffee. Soft creamy mouthfeel.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 On tap@Port Carlsbad: Black a coal with a cascading medium light brown head. Aroma is coffee and cream. Flavor starts sweet coffee and cream with a light coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at O’brien’s. Pours with a dark brown, thick, creamy, tan head with lots of lacing left on the glass. It’s sweet and malty with a nice roastiness, notes of coffee and cream. Medium to full bodied and smooth with some dryness.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st rating of this brew, shared with dalekliz at Toronado SD tonight, my night of celbration. Poured black with a tan head nitro looking, as it was nitro even though liz didn’t think so. Sweet nose sweet malt ball taste, pretty damn tasty porter. Super Smooth.