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 Oíbrienís. Pours with a dark brown, thick, creamy, tan head with lots of lacing left on the glass. Itís sweet and malty with a nice roastiness, notes of coffee and cream. Medium to full bodied and smooth with some dryness.
dalekliz (776) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours a deep dark brown with a small off-white head. Nice burnt aroma, of malt, wood, pine, and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth and creamy, of burnt toast, chocolate and toffee. Lingering burnt creaminess. Nice.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP carlsbad. Description: "6% english style porter with coffee and chocolate notes". Thick creamy awesome nitro head. Black brown color. Low to no roastiness. Leans dry. Easy to drink. Low in flavor, but still surprizingly good.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap at PIzza Port Carlsbad, 7/9/09. Pours near black with nice frothy head (nitro). Wonderful coffee and caramel aromas. Very well balanced porter that has very smooth mouthfeel and a nice coffee and nut finish. This is a great porter.
yespr (26006) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Carlsbad brewpub. Pours dark brown and black with a small, tan and lasting creamy head. Hard roasted malty aroma. Flavour too is hardroasted, light coffeeish and vague dark chocolate flavoured too. Lasting roasted and dark malty flavoured into the far finish.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear dark brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and coffee. Fairly light body, hard roasted malts with a light sweetness. Fairly discreet bitterness. 060709
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 Served nitro with no warning and we got a pitcher of it. Fuck that. Pours a nitro black with big nitro head. Semi-roasty nose with chocolate and yesterdays cold coffee. Nitro watery flat mouthfeel. Creamy chocolate milk flavors, thatís all I can taste now that my head is full of nitrogen. Gets lower scores for appearance and palate because you fucks put nitrogen in my beer without my consent.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Looked and felt like nitro, but I didnít get it so I canít be sure. Black color with a big, creamy light beige head. Somewhat muted roasted grain and light chocolate aroma. Roasty and coffee flavors, but pretty sweet with lower bitterness. Medium bodied with smooth, lower carbonation. The sweetness doesnít show in the mouthfeel. Like liquid chocolate beer but not at all heavy.
Ungstrup (26265) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Carlsbad. A brown beer with a red shine. The aroma has notes of soy sauce and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of soy sauce, and caramel as well as light notes of roasted malt, leading to a soy sauce finish combined with a light note of roasted malt, reminds me of an ice cream topping.
danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Port Carlsbad. Pours a full deep brown black with a small brown head. Nice pale like malts at first and the roasted notes grow as the beer warms. Nice coffee flavors build as well. A solid porter.
Pawola22 (3101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad. Pours a deep brown, almost black with a thick, insanely creamy, chalky brown head that takes forever to dissipate and actually never goes away. Lots of thick, creamy lacing. Aroma of soft, chalky chocolates and roasts with a light astringent citrus and sour cherry. Like a mix between a porter and a dry stout. Flavor is smooth and creamy, rich chocolates and dry roasts. Some sweeter malts and nice, balancing, slightly sour cherries and citrus. Very creamy, medium bodied palate that finishes smooth with a rich and sweet, soft roast aftertaste. Overall, not quite a porter, not quite a dry stout...although it leans more towards the dry stout side of things. Very tasty with lots of smooth, creamy flavor.