brokensail (9831) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A black pour with a small khaki head. Somewhat roasty, but also fairly acidic. Some dark fruits, a little dark chocolate, and some coffee, too. The flavor is a bit acidic, too. Roasted malt, dark fruits, and someplace a sweetness. A touch of coffee and a mild bitterness to the beer.
marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the West Coast Brewfest. Pours black with a thin tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a dark molasses flavor with a dry finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: July 13, 2009
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: faint dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a thin sandy white head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is milk chocolate, some sweet and roasted malt with a dry malty aftertaste. A little dark fruit in the finish. Great mouthfeel, a very nice porter.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black beer w ith a light tan head. Light roasty, coffee aroma. Coffee, roast, and malt flavor. Medium body. Coffee, roast, and malt linger. Some chocolate, but didn’t get as much as others.
Oscbert (961) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at West Coast Brew Fest ’08
~Pours black with diminishing off white head.
~Smokey roasted malt scent.
~Taste is smokey and chocatey bitter. Some sweetness, but not much.
~ Dry and smooth
~ This is a decent porter. It didn’t really have anything that stood out to me.
bhensonb (10190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at WCBF 2008. Black/brown color with a huge tan head. Semifloral aroma. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Chocolate notes over near toasted malt. Finish is fairly dry.
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 On tap at the brewery. roasted malt. pretty dark for a porter, enough chocolate to make it seem like a porter and not a stout. a little watery but not bad. straight forward textbook porter with a little bit of tasty hops. probably the best of their regular beers on tap.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Black colour notes of roasted malt in tha nose. Nice texture, great example of a english porter. Nice flavour of roasted malt and also without too much bitterness.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep roast and mocha, malt forward porter. Good conditioning with a soft and round mouthfeel. Mild hint of smoke and ash. Clean rasted dry finish.