Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a medium thick creamy head with lots of lacing. It’s roasty with a very slight chocolate and coffee note, however not necesarrily in a good way. medium to full bodied and smooth.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ O’Brien’s San Diego. Poured a deep chocolate brown with a thin tan head. Nose of Molasses, Caramel
and Chocolate. Medium in body and very creamy. I’m not a big fan of porters, this beer didn’t do a whole lot for me.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with nitrogen at Pizza Port Carlsbad. I love nitrogen beer. They look and feel great with a nice creamy head. Mild caramel aroma. Deep, dark color, but no roasted grain bitterness. Slightly sweet, A great everyday dinking beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewpub, San Clemente
dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, nice lace, chocolate malt aroma, thin body, sweet chocolate flavor with a hint of licorice, touch of tartness, a bit of roasted and then lots of lasting bitterness kicks in at the end
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 10/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A roasty sour aroma. Dark brown with reddish undertones and a beige head. Flavor is also sour and roasty. Syrupy and sweet. Finish is smooth with hints of chocolate and coffee.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at San Clemente Pizza Port. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and cream. Flavor was similar.
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at PP San Clemente; looked really good, dark brown with creamy beige head. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and hints of sweetness and vanilla. Enjoyed this one.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Pizza Port. Dark brown with creamy white head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol. Light bodied palate with a creamy mouth feel. Rich chocolate and vanilla taste with a roasty finish.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served cold, on tap. Dark brown (almost black) with a creamy head. Hints of coffee and chocolate in aroma, both of which are present in taste, with a slightly bitter finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a dense, frothy tan head. Lightly sweet, roasty dark malty aroma has some dark chocolate notes. Starts with a sweet caramely maltiness topped with a touch of roasty malt and a molten dark chocolate finish. A very drinkable and enjoyable porter.