Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, at pizza port. Poors a dark amber bronze color. Looks great. Nice fluffy head. A little caramel, a lot of hops. Very good. Packs a punch!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pizza Port Solana Beach: Dark ruby color, nose is sweet, ripe and rich in melanoidins, caramel and musky fresh hops. a moderate amount of alcohol. The flavor is lightly sweet and very caramelly with a nice hop bitterness. A bit of musky dirty hop notes in the end. Nice palate and mouthfeel. intense red ale, almost like a barleywine
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Deep hazy broze with a solid off-white head. Citrus and grassy hop aroma galore, grapefruit all the way. Flavours are bitter ctrus throughout though there is an underlying caramel sweetness. Harmonious, semi-dry finish. A harmonious amber ale, perfect with the pizza.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Solana Beach. Slightly hazy, nutty red coloring with a thin, off-white head. Initial aroma is a pleasant surprise of floral hops! Typical evergreen scents are complimented by some slightly sweet maltiness. Rich, almost creamy texture with some woody flavors that leave a lightly hopped smack. Some gentle red fruits linger as well. What a pleasant surprise!
auerbrau (3144) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep bloody red, with a frothy tan head. Light creamy sweet orange hops aroma. Flavor starts with crisp sweet hops continuing from the aroma, with a light dry grassy smack. Spiciness and warm bready yeasts on the finish, all poured over sticky bright fruits of apricot and peaches. A hint of esters. Palate is a little cloying from the fruity sugars, but ends dry. Fruitiness stays strong. Finishes with a parching pinesness and slick fruit punch.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a dull amber color, big white head. Aroma is somewhat feint, caramel malts, caramel, cherries. Flavor is as described "triple red". Big amber flavor, caramel, tofee, cherries, plums
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap from the brewpub. Tasted during trip to California. Dark brown colour. Very nice citrus and malt aroma. Really hoppy taste nice balance between the hops. Ends up less bitter than you may expect. overall a great ale.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Huge hop aroma, two-dimensional, you can smell flowers on one side and citrus on the other. Appearance is a deep reddish copper, producing a large, lasting frothy head. Jeopardizing everything so SD people can enjoy one more hop bomb, I must say they took the right decision thanks to a fair toastiness. Indeed, well focused supporting caramelized malts procuring honey and biscuity nuances. The final result offers a smooth, medium to full body yet rather crisp in its carbonation. Another rocking bittersweet brew from Arthur.
A new tasting revealed a not so complex offering from Pizza Port. Very strong in the alcohol department and not particularly aromatic. Dropping from 3.5 to 3.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is red and clear with a nice dense brown head...smell is malty and hoppy with some biscuit and pine and grapefruit...taste is like a super amber with lots of earthy malt followed by strong hop character...
MIBRomeo (2536) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color thick tall well laced off white head. Big citrus & grass aroma w/ hints of brown sugar. Pal is oily and well coated. Very hoppy flavor grass and bine flavored bitterness. With a nice brown sugar balance. Very good.