GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Solana Beach. Clear, deep maroon pour. Wispy tan lacing. Nose brings mild coconut and Nutella. Taste is fairly rich hazelnut, chocolate, coffee. Very yummy brown ale though porter may be a stretch.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Solana Beach brewpub. dark copper red, thickly lacing head. Rich, rich roast, burnt malt, creosote, hints of dark fruits, ashy bitter piney finish. Delicious!
brokensail (12909) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is black with a khaki head. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa powder with a light earthiness to it. Some hints of chalk and a bit of bitter dark chocolate. Flavor is a touch bitter with a fair amount of cocoa and dark chocolate. A touch of chalk along with some earthy hops and a nice roasted malt and coffee flavor. Only a mild sweetness to it.
anders37 (19128) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Pizza Port Solana Beach, Solana Beach, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Solana. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, toasted caramel.Light bitter and breadish. Dry roasted malty finish, light chocolate note.