BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Dark amber with ruby shades in the light, modest off-white head. Nose of modest malts- nutty, caramel, toffee, toast. Flavor follows with an initial burst of subtle roasty malts, followed by caramel and nuts on a carbonic bite, finishes with some molasses sweetness and ash. Medium-bodied with high carbonation. A rather rich and flavorful lager from Port that is welcomed in the ale-heavy craft market.
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Ruby-brown color with a small light brown head. Nutty, caramel, toasty malt aromas. Ruddy, sugary malt flavors predominate. Tinges of alefruit and an earthy hop component. Slightly biscuity in the finish, with residual burnt caramel flavors. Mouthfeel is a light medium.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with very little head. Aroma is mealy caramel and nuts. Flavor is the same, salty nuts, caramel, roasted, lightly smoked and meaty, and a little cola feel in the mouth as well.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Pours out the caramelly color of a coke with a very thin head. Aroma was of caramel and grass and the flavor was roasty with caramel, molasses and a little bit of smoke. Solid brew, would drink again.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2009
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cola colored brown with small head that disappears completely within moments. Nose is weak to nonexistent, with a suggestion of musty caramel. Palate has an earthy quality that is probably the rock influence, but beyond that it’s just a light roasty malt flavor profile. It’s watery, with not much exciting going on.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and sexy amber lager, I like that. The head was volumous, tightly woven, and khaki colored. Nose had that grassy lagery touch with some blistered caramel, and chemical influence. Flavors were concentrated on caramelly scorched sucrose and crystal-like notes. A bit of pumperknickle bread notes ride by from time to time. Certainly not my style but beyond style-wide issues, not a bad beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a deep amber red body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice underlying hop note and a note of dark fruit and molasses. Medium bodied and well carbonated.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cola colored pour with ring of bubbles, smokey sugar nose, flavor is same with smoke, brown sugar, nutty , cola, light overall and smooth
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber, no date--hooray the internets are back! Clear brown--very deep in the glass--with a one finger beige head, fair retention. Some burnt plastic I pick up on first, followed by some toasted malts and nuts. Flavor gets a little roastier, though the nuts are still there with some added light caramel sweetness. The finish was semi-dry and roasty with bitterness peaking around a 2. The plastic wasn’t as apparent in the flavor as it was in the aroma, thankfully. Low prickly carbonation with a light to medium body. Not too bad of a beer, but it gets an extra point for the brewing method.
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber pour with a thin cream head. nose is roasted malts, nuts and syrup.. very nice on the palate with a heavy roasted malt flavor and a smooth finish.