JohnnyJ (4826) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Slightly hazy dark brown pour, off-white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, light fruit, and bitter hops. No spice... seems like a black IPA to me.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SD Brew Co. Super light malt nose. Porter brown. Taste rich deep sweet. Sharp dark sweet and malt. Hoppy back. Caramel grows as it warms. The bartender who seems to know his shit told me it was a "Dark ale with Cascade hops".
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this brew. Pours dark brown, somewhat thin with a thick, creamy, offwhite head with great retention and thick sticky lace. Smells hoppy and sweet. Fruity hops and some sweet roasty malts. Tastes hoppy and sweet, red fruit hops with light roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Medium body, ok carbonation.
alexanderj (3402) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap a long while ago. Probably December. Poured a deep brown with a smallish khaki/tan head. Aroma of cocoa, fruit and roasted malt. Flavor was the same with a touch of sweetness too. Came across too watery for me to really like it.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Faint malty aroma and a buttery palate chocolate and mild spice taste.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ SDBC. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head, good lacing. Big chocolate and roasted malts on the nose.......faint coffee and dark fruits as well. A very smooth and creamy finish.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at the brewpub. The appearance is an amber edged deep brown. The flavors and aromas are sweet and roasted malt varieties with a touch of semi-sweet chocolate. Too sweet for my mood that night.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster@San Diego Festival of Beers: Black color with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate. Flavor starts chocolaty with a hint of smoke and a light coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body is smooth with soft carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7389) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 On Tap @ San Diego Brewing Company. This is really a Baltic Porter according to the Master Brewery Dean Rouleau. The listing here is WRONG. Dark dark brown with nice light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet malts. Nice rich malty flavor of chocolate, molasses and a hint of toffee. Finish is rather chocolaty. Very nice taste. A bit different than the high gravity Polish and Flying Dog Baltic Porters I’ve tried. Recommended.
mjg74 (2737) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, SDBC. Pours a very dark color. Slight hints of ruby around the edges. Aroma is mostly strong roasted maltiness. Some sweetness as well. Some chocolate and roasted maltiness in the flavors. Didn’t really get the spice. Good stuff.