3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. inky nose with light malted milk balls w/ medium soy/roast astringency. syrupy and thick, but that’s expected. medium+ roast, medium bitterness, mild alcohol. horribly underattenuated. syrupy, cloying, messy.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. a little boring and not a lot to remember. stnadard RIS
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap@Port Solana: Pure black color with a small light brown head. Aroma is Chocolaty with a hint of smoke. Flavor starts rich and dark chocolate sweet followed by a black coffee and bakers chocolate bitter finish. Full body is rich, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a retaining light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, some earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-roasty, some earthy hops, yeasty. Drying finish.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted biscuits, raisins and resinous hops merge for a smooth Imperial Stout experience which ends with the combined bitterness of grassy hops and roasted malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick layer of foam tops the darkest brown.
-This pint is easy to down for an 8% brew.
-The biscuity cereal character is redolent of oatmeal.
-Coffee flavours emerge, as well as those of mild chocolate.
-The palate is that of a hefty pillow. Very comfy.
On tap at the brewpub.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft PP Solana Beach: Dark pour, dense thick coating of tan...subtle sweet nose of caramel. Flavors are remarkably balanced, dark malts, a little licorice, strong yet balanced piney or maybe even minty hop bitterness...glad the roastiness and most of the other attributes of a mid level abv. stout were absent...leaving just a very drinkable imperial stout experience.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP Solana Beach. Dark stout looking beer. Nose is dark fruit. Taste has lots of things going on. Dark roasted malt and fruit. Feels like effing velvet in the mouth. Little bitterness. Long afters. Chocolate and coffee hiding. Molasses? Hops? Good brew.
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste from mspindler at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Poured a dark black color with tan head. Aroma was nice and roasty with some hop punch as well. Taste was smokey and roasty as well with alot of hops in the finish. Very nice stuff.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at solana beach. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is both floral and toasty with some chocolate hints. Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted and nutty with a nice pine bitterness. Full bodied and smooth with light carbonation.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a big offwhite head that leaves sheet lace. Smells of sweet roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Tastes mostly of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate ad coffee. Slightly sour malts as well. Pretty ok. Medium/full body, good carbonation.