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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Named after a now extinct surf break just south of Mussel Shoals, Oil Piers ™, our Robust Porter offering, has delicate hopping with a rich malt profile with undertones of dark toast and chocolate. Enjoy Oil Piers ™ by itself to fuel your next surf session like the laborers of the late 19th century or pair with rare prime rib or decadent chocolate desserts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1333) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Tap @ brewery on nitro. Black pour with a frothy tan head. Light roast, nuts , and noticeable sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is light roast, chocolate, and sweet malt with bitterness. Watery mouthfeel. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Cask at The Daily Pint. Medium brown with a two-finger beige head and nice lace. Aromas of cocoa powder, roasted malt, coffee grinds and a hint of cocnut (added to the cask). Bittersweet chocolate flavor up front with roasted malt, grassy hop bitterness and more of the coconut. Medium body, minimal carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and a lingering cocoa in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Overall decent porter, dark but nice head and pretty robust, not as good as the vanilla counterpart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a ruddy black color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of chocolate with some nutty elements. A very light and easy porter: chocolate, caramel, light toast. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2104) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at Blue Palms during RBSG 2012. Big ashy coffee aroma, pretty strong and roasty. Flavor is a letdown with watery old coffee, cheap dark chocolate, low carbonation and thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
The pour is a very dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is mostly roasted and coffee grounds with a hint of cocoa. Maybe a little bit of toasted bread on the nose. The flavor is a little bit watery to me. A touch on the bitter side, lots of roasted malts, and some coffee and dark chocolate. Pretty run of the mill porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Tap at Blue Palms thanks to richiesd. Near black pour with ruby highlights. Pretty inky for style. Thin, mocha foam. Nose is heavy dark chocolate and roast. Served a tap too cold. Taste was roasty, bitter, a bit watery given the SRM. Finish was quick, papery, neutral. It was okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 From tap at Blue Palms. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and dark breadish. Chocolate, dark malty and roasted malty. Bitter and smooth chocolate into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Blackish pour, tan head. Very roasty in the nose, some dark bitter chocolate and espresso. Flavor follows suit. Pretty standard but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/12/12. The second of the lineup I tried when I stopped by. This is one of the best-looking beers I have had poured. A deep opaque black, with a massive 2-finger creamy tan head that stuck around for the entire length of consumption. Perfect sip rings cling to the glass. Really a nice-looking beer. The nose was full of chocolate and roasted coffee. Really strong. Where I appreciated what the nitro did to the appearance of this beer, I really didn’t care for the feel of this. This felt really thin and lacking in depth. It really didn’t hold up the style that well. The flavors were also a little on the weak side. Thin flavors of weak coffee and mild roasted malts. I expected more from this with the strong aroma, but is was a little muddled. This is probably one I wouldn’t revisit again.

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