jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, a little coffee, and a little dark fruit. Thin clean palate. I assumed it was a dark lager from how thin the palate was and how clean the taste was.
hopscotch (10524) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pizza Port, Solana Beach...Very dark, clear, cherry wood-colored ale. Small, creamy, off-white head. Chocolately aroma and flavor. Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Not at all bad for a mild. More like a nut brown.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a medium head. Aroma is sweet and roasted. Flavour is bittersweet coffee and nuts.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this beer pretty well, I was expecting it to be a little sweeter, but it was very nice nonetheless. Slight Hop Bite, nice Malt character, a little smokey taste to it. Nice thin head. A good brown.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, thin taste almost no head. Smelled like a cleaner or it was a dirty glass. To me it tasted like dirt. sorry..
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours with a dark amber brown body topped by a thin to medium thick head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet, fruity and malty with a very slight bitter roastiness. The aroma seemed a little weak to me. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with nice roasty notes and slight bitterness. Medium bodied and relatively smooth.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at PP San Clementes Rooftop tasting. How is it that some beer that is coming in at 8-9% can be so bland when this one is so flavorful at 3.7%? Brown pour with a decent head. Malty, nutty nose. Reminds me of a nut brown but better. Light but not watery body. An excellent session brew.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Had this on draft at P.P. San Clemente’s Nov roof top party. This is a Mild Ale, not a Brown as listed. This pours a clear reddish brown color and has a malty nose. The flavor is slightly sweet. This beer is an extremely easy to drink beer, but it’s a session ale, by defintion, at 3.7% abv
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I did not feel this one, but its got the english bitter feel to it so thats mostly why. Looked like an old penny with a lill head. Rememinded me of blarney stoned, yet only if the blarney was really funky and english bitterlike.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a super clear medium copper color. Medium off-white head. Aroma is malty and burnt. Flavor is very nutty and roasted. Body is medium and slightly dry. Another great beer from The Port.