brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, cocoa, and earthy hops. Notes of dark fruit, light licorice, hints of coffee, and some caramel. Sweet flavor of caramel and dark fruit. A touch of licorice, some cocoa, and coffee. Roasted malt and earthy hops.
bb (8452) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Light toffee aroma. Nutty and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Nuttiness and caramel linger with light toffee.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a near black body with a tan head. Aromas are of esters, tar, leather, roast and dark fruits. Flavors are chalky, roast, anise, molasses, dry. Lots of esters, very roasty. Very lively carbonation, a bit acidic, and on the thinner side of things.
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours dark brown with amber highlights. Thin off-white head that diminishes steadily, and stringy lacing. Roasty malt aroma with some coffee notes. Medium, semi-dry body with flavors of roasted coffee, sweet malt and nuts. The finish is mildly bitter coffee with a sweet malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours clear black with a small, rocky light brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of plum and dates. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/30/09 notes: on tap at brewpub, served in a rather clunky goblet. Appears dark brown, clear, and with a small cream-colored head. Aroma displays chocolate malt upfront, then earthy qualities and some nuttiness. Palate is smooth, maybe a touch thin, and with finishing dryness. Flavor is sweet and dry, but rather pleasant in its simplicity. There is a bunch of chocolate, malt and hazelnut. The finish adds a hint of toastiness, though this does not encroach on the overall sweetness of this porter.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/2/2009 (Tap @ Red Can Brewery, Torrance, CA):
Pours a very dark brown color body, small off-white head. Chocolately roasted aroma. Sweetness too. Roasted coffee chocolate taste. Nice chocolate goodness. Carbonated mouthfeel. Some nuttiness in the taste. Very roasted.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the pub 03/08.
Opaque brown dissipating light tan head, no lacing. Light roast chocolatey aroma. Flavor is malty some roast that lingers with some burnt toast character, a nice drinkable porter. Medium body.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, consumed at brewery on 01/07/08. Very dark brown with deep brown highlights. Nice head retention, no lacing. Roasted aroma (subtle). Flavorful! Nuts and roasted sweet malt and coffee. Some bitterness on finish. A good, strong porter, this will be my first order next time I’m at Red Car.
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly bitter, dark brown ale with minimal aroma, a malty taste and a nice malt finish. A tasty porter, but a bit watery. Still, I’ll have it again.