LinusStick (3159) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Scharzbier was one style I never thought I’d be blown away by, but leave it to Port Brewing to prove me wrong! Fantastic sessionable beer that doesn’t TASTE sessionable. Aroma was alright. There was mostly chocolate and grain smells but they didn’t jump out of the glass. Pour was a lovely deep dark brown/near black with a one finger tan head. Taste was very full and delicious. Strong hit of chocolate and bitter roasted malt at first contact. Some coffee flavors came out as the beer warmed and added another dimension of complexity. Nice strong carbonation wash the flavors out of the mouth and leaves some light bitterness. Delicious beer!
dfearnley (1578) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to stange glass
Oat, rye, cherry, bread. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Bitter, some sourness, and malt.
Ferris (10795) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark roast and some toasty notes. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark roast and toasty notes. Decent.
Marheb (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(En fût au Pizza Port Solana Beach): Un liquide délicieusement torréfié, caramel salé et esters fruités dans une bombe de buvabilité terriblement efficace.
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/20/15] Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, licorice. Roasty flavor, bittersweetish, with coffee and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. Good.
Stuu666 (9555) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is caramel, chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, light smoke, roasted.
bytemesis (6207) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, smoky ashtray. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, smoky, burned malt, almost a meatiness. Light acidity, lots of ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
andrewje41 (2512) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured. The bottle date on this is smudged, so I can’t really tell for sure, but I have reasons to believe this bottle isn’t brand spanking new. Pours a midnight color. Who would have guessed? Roasted malty aroma. Patchy tan head to it. A lot of toasty, roast malt flavor to this. Really flavorful. Typically when I rate lagers, I don’t usually have the ability to comment on the content and amount of flavor. Impressive though. This might be old, but it has held up. Good stuff.
TEJA (2089) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at City Beer in San Fransisco.
Thick lasting brown head. Brown color. Big roasted malt aroma. Tasty with lots of dark malts. No caramell sweetness. Dry taste and a fine balanced bitterness. Much roasted taste but no malt bitterness from the malts.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Black pour with a mid range lingering tan head. Bready beak with notes of malt and chocolate. Fullish body. Roast led flavour with some burnt notes. Steadily building chocolate hit with some bitterness in the finish which was a satisfying one. Not like any lager I’ve ever tasted but that is only to its great credit. Enjoyable stuff.
AndyW68 (1361) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with light red hint. Aroma is mild grass, cocoa and maybe a hint of coffee. Taste follows nose with a bite that hints of cinnamon.