thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse. Almost black with a creamy beige head. Intense roasted malts aroma, a bit meaty. Good roasted coffee flavours. Very well-made.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. It pours dark brown with orange highlights and a creamy khaki head. The aroma is bitter dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is creamy and roasted with coffee, cocoa, and a nice roasted/ashy finish. Big flavor for a small beer. Nice job.
brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is just about black with a creamy, khaki colored head that exhibits excellent retention.
S: Like most beers of the style, heavy on the roast and coffee aromas. A little bit of licorice and dark chocolate giving the beer some sweetness. Earthy hops are there in the background.
T: Intense coffee flavor or both the beverage itself and of coffee grounds. Cocoa and dark chocolate, along with earthy hops, provide a fairly substantial bitterness. A touch of molasses and toffee for sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a smooth, creamy carbonation.
O: Goes down pretty easily. It’s nice to have some of these lower ABV beers. Especially a good one like this.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a review for the Port Truck with coconut and rum soaked oak chips on cask at Pizza Port. The pour is a very dark brown with a small head and some just ok lacing. The smell is terrific. Toasted coconut, bread, coffeee, some vanilla. The taste is fantastic too. It has a great toasted malt, coffee, and toasted coconut flavor. Very well balanced and almost crisp tasting. I could even imagine myself drinking it on a hot day in the sun! Mouthfeel was silky and smooth and the finish was slightly bitter with a tinge of sweet. Kudos to the Pizza Port guys on this one!!
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at PB TapRoom. This might have been past its prime. Pours to style. Very average in flavor -- coffee, wet wood, and dusty malt. Bland.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thin dry lots of roasty character, but too thin. Not bad. At the brewery it was listed as 4.1%. Could be the change in recipe is not good for the beer.
jredmond (7176) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with Linh at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a dark black body with creamy off-white head. Aroma is roast. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and creamy but not much flavor.
Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a Nitro tap, black in color,creamy head,milk chocolate feeling and taste,light body,a great beer
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. pretty damn bland aand watery
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a deep brown with a nitro cream head. Excellent nitro sheet lace. Weak nose: slight tobacco, iron, roast. Taste is thin, tea, coffee, light tobacco, malty. Good Guinness clone.