UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very similar to Guinness both in taste and texture. The aroma was better though. The taste was only slightly better. Nothing too huge about this beer.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black creamy micro bubble head. Smells of sweet fruit. Dry, bitter, muted and a bit oily. Huge lacing, lacking a bit in mouth feel, somewhat thin.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (nitro) at PP Carlsbad: Nearly opaque with a huge frothy tan head and very good lace thanks to mister nitro. The aroma has notes of chocolate, smoke, rye toast, grassy hops and a hint of dusty yeast esters. The taste is basic toasted malt with notes of pear and apple over a mocha smoked background. A hint of walnut towards the finish. The mouth feel is completely too thin and watery, does make it refreshing which I guess was the point. Your standard dry stout, nothing wonderful but drinkable.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro in Carlsbad after the 12-hour belgian beer party. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the flavor and the aromas. Very roasty flavor. Some bitterness from the burnt malt flavor. Very tasty
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
yum. up there with one of my favorite stouts. very dry with hints of oatmeal, carmel, chocolate, lots of almond and peanut flavors. yum.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had a nice head.Aroma was a roasty,coffee,chocolate.Color a nice black.This had a roasted chocolate coffee flavor.Sticky finish.Very nice.A tad shy on the body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Carlsbad on 6/30/06: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a creamy nitro tan head. Lightly sweet, malty and roasty coffee aroma has some dark chocolate notes. Body starts with a mild sweetness and some earthy smoky notes thinning toward a mild, smooth roasty dry finish. Could use some more balance, but otherwise a decent stout.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this ondraft a while back at Pizza Port Carlsbad. I just found my notes.
This struck me is as a dry irish stout: roasty, light/medium body. quaffable.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this on cask at liars club. solid brew/ i got alot of nuttiness out of it and some smooth mild choco. good brew.
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2006 Total Score: 3.6
And so i finally am able to try yet another fine brew from tha port. This one was on nitro at liars club. I dont dig nitro, it makes it way too foamy. This had a nice thick chocolate vibe to it, kinda like hot chocolate. Not too bold or over stated, just quite nice and subtle.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Carlsbad location. Pours a creamy dark black color with some ruby hues and a frothy head of tan foam. Aromas of lightly roasted coffee and unsweetened cocoa drift from the glass. A whiff of vanilla lingers as well. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Fairly rich, creamy chocolate flavors - a bit on the dark side and with a pleasant fruity character that seperates this one a bit from an otherwise typical rendetion of a creamy stout. Nice and chocolatey in the final smack with a touch of prune.