iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro at OB. Black, ruby edges, light beige nitro head. Nose is bakers chocolate and clean roast--not burnt at all--light toasted grain. Flavor is mainly toasty and roasty, does turn a bit burnt by the bone dry finish. No sweetness, bitterness peaked at a 3ish. Scant carbonation with a light to medium body. My least favorite stout from them, but not bad at all.
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Pours with what appears to be nitro. Creamy tan head, very deep brown body. Aromas are roasty, dry, bitter, chocolate and light leather. Flavors are very smooth, clean, creamy, oatmeal, dry chocolate. Very creamy carbonation, light bodied. Pleasant.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first beer from PPOB and a very good first impression, not that I ever doubted PP would open another less-than-stellar brewery. Very well balanced and smooth dark coffee and chocolate malt flavor with a light and creamy body and dry finish. Tons of great malt character here, in a ridiculously drinkable package. This is a style that a lot of brewpubs don’t do very well on and end up putting out thin, bland Guinness clones. This crushes Guinness like no one’s business.
Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Carlsbad. Not my favorite style but....... Pours a deep coffee brown with a small off white / beige head. Coffee grounds, bitter sweet cocoa and roasted malts in the nose, much of the same in the flavor. Nice and dry in the finish, very true to style.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color that is nearly black. The head is creamy, dense, and khaki in color.
S: I get a lot of coffee and dark chocolate/cocoa notes out of this, which is pretty typical. A pretty substantial amount of roast and maybe even a slight creaminess. Not as overly dry and acidic on the nose as a lot of the beers of this style.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is not as impressive as the smell. This is pretty watery and as such, the beer lacks flavor. Some decent chocolate and coffee notes along with some roast and bitterness make up what is there.
M: The body is thin and watery with a smooth, typical nitro carbonation.
D: I quite liked the nose, but the flavor was a real disappointment. I know Nitro is appropriate for this style, but it really sort of kills the flavor a lot of time.
Lagunitasfan (1308) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway. I coulda sworn it said "Dude" Where’s... Black with light off-white head. Solid and thick. Oaty and milky and sweet. Light and even fruity for a stout. I’m likin’ me some o’ this dry stout.
TimE (2600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of dry roasty malty character slightly sour. Light. Good example of the style. Kinda creaminess just lingers in the finish. Decent
badlizard (5159) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy off white head. Roasted grain chocolate and coffee aroma and taste with a mildly bitter finish.
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchill’s pub. Pours a dark brownish black with nice off-white lacing. Aroma is creamy chocolate notes and slight roast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with notes of slight chocolate.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown black with a big, creamy, resilient, offwhite head and sticky sheet lace. Smells eh, dishwater and lightly roasty. Tastes lightly roasty and sweet, dishwater, watery, eh. Light, watery body, smooth carbonation.