burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had an average head,but good for a stout.Color black with no light shining thru.Aroma was somewhat light of roasted nuts.It has a taste of burnt nuts and coffee.slight chocolate flavor.Tad sour.I donít think it is sweet as stated by other reviewers.I donít like things too sweet.This is pretty good,but the port truck stop stout I had on tap the other night at the brewery in Carlsbad was far superior.This one has more alcohol content.So, I guess if you want taste ,look elsewhere,if you want good taste and getting drunk look here!
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber: Pitch black stout with perfect amount of tanned foam up top. Aroma is a mild delivery of chocolate roasted malt with a dash of spice added. Very sweet in the flavor: chocolate, vanilla, cream, and a big dosage of alcohol. This really is Santaís big helper.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Trade with real420. UPS delivered it to the wrong house. When I got it it was still cold so I drank it as soon as I opened the box. Very dark brown in color with tan head. You know, I was hoping for more from this beer. Anyway, rich malty chocolate aroma with some mild hops coming through. The taste was the same with this weird after taste that I canít put my finger on. Basicly simi sweet chocolate and dark roasted malts. Iím going to lay a few down and see what happens. Thanks Brian
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Some sugar. Dark black; brown head. Flavor is syrupy and thick. Smokey, chocolate, sugar and some oak flavor. Fairly complex. Pretty good.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 22oz bomber, green label. Happy to find this in a bottle at the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA. Pours black with a thin layer of brown head. Aroma is sweet with lots of chocolately roasty notes. The taste is rich and very malty with hints of chocolate and smokey. It could perhaps use a little aging but its damn good now.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is nothing quite like a nice full bodied stout for cool evenings. Found this in a bottle and bought it because Pizza Port has never let me down yet. This was wonderfully impressive. Full and deep flavor of chocolates and sweets, but still retaining bitterness. The balance of flavor and drinkability really doesnít get better than this.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 On tap at Port Brewing Company. Light, yet piquant, aroma of touching bold cherry aroma, with some kirsch-like syrup qualities. Pour of dark, deep brown, with a ruby glint and a rim of tan. Flavor continues in a boldly cherry and bright red fruit line, again holding an amalgamation of chocolate and cherries, all in a sweet, and tart, and dry way. The dryness of the pits combos with the light roastiness to yield character. The sweetness creates delicious sippable boddy. Well rounded and excellently balanced.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Bottle.
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma with notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of dried fruits and vanilla.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 April 2007. Black body with a moderate brown head that fades. Mild roast malt aroma. Fairly bitter flavour, with a surprising amount of hops rather than roast domination. Average palate. Not as robust as some, but subtle and extremely drinkable. 7/3/8/3/17 - 3.8
<P>RBSG 2005. Black body, moderate khaki head. Acidic hoppy aroma. Flavour has a mild touch of acidity over a good helping of dark malt and a lightly dry finish. Medium bodied palate. Auction beer. ďItís like heís playing leapfrog and canít quite make it over. Come on boy, you can do it!Ē 7/4/6/4/14 - 3.5
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 The Lure:
Towering foam protects grapey yeast esters and vivacious malt roastiness. A plethora of white yeast chunks slowly reach the bottom, this one is undoubtedly alive.
Big, round bubbles boost the iImmensely complex interplay of fruity yeast esters amidst the sticky, lip-smacking candies, vanilla and molasses. Roasted malt bitterness lifts it all to higher glory, as alcohol warming sends you deeper into your sofa. Imaginative, flavorful, and expertly brewed, what else could you expect from Tomme Arthur?
A museum must be considering an exhibition of this artistís splendid work.