kp (10887) - 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 (5557) - 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 (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, 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 (5526) - 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 (7129) - 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.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Black pour with ruby edges and a one finger creamy beige head. It should be noted that this is a nitro beer. Aroma of chocolate, roasted grain and coffee. Flavor is the same with light tobacco leaves ad a moderately bitter semidry finish. Flat with a light to medium body. Never had a nitro porter before, but this was pretty good.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ PP: Poured a very dark brown with a ruby hue and creamy tan head. Light coffee and light roasted aroma. Chocolate in the background. Thin roasted malt flavor. A little harsh on the finish. The body was light almost watery.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 06. Dark brown, almost black. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, dark malts. Taste is roasty and lightly bitter, chocolate, and sweet malt, lightly bitter finish.