zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark color, not much of a long lasting head but real nice lace. Smells a bit of chocolate, malts and raisin. Nice sweet malt front and roasted and smoke in the middle finishing with a nice mild hop snap for balance. A nice porter, light-bodied but creamy. Very nice well rounded porter, not spectacular but solid.
joet (2385) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 31, 2001
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sweet, tangy aroma unusual for a porter. Coca cola nose. Dark roast and malty sweetness with some off aromas and flavors. The San Fran Steelhead stinks with sterilant yet some of their beers are completely infected. Too bad.