slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
"also a letdown due to my general liking of the style. this one had a subpar aroma and flavor and was a tad thin on the mouthfeel. really nothing special. 6/09: all creamy (but thin) malt and feel. zero hop balance. wouldn’t be good even for a brown or mild. big letdown...again."
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Blackish beer with a tan head. Light coffee and light chocolate aroma wit caramel. Caramel and chocolate flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and chocolate lingers.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a shaker pint at the brewery while sitting outside enjoying the view. From notes, July 27, 2012.
A: Very roasty with chocolate and earthy notes as well as faint coffee notes.
A: Poured a translucent ruby brown with a frothy head that dissipated almost instantly, laces in rings and looks tasty.
T: Full of barley, lightly sweet with a good hop finish to clean-up the finish without being to harsh on the tongue.
P: Medium body, maybe even watery, actually a little light for a porter. Low carbonation. Silky and smooth with a nice finish.
O: Undoubtedly one of the better beers at Tahoe Brewing Company. The menu proudly proclaims that it is a lighter porter and I would agree. BY FAR the best beer I’ve had at this brew pub.
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet chocolate coffee and caramel aroma and taste with a syrupy roasted grain finish and a light bodied palate.
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall pretty good porter, not too dark with chocolate and deliciousness consumed with friends
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the pub, my favorite beer at The Brewery. Very traditional porter but makes for a nice brew while sitting on the patio in perfect weather.
Gription79 (2379) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at the brewery/restaurant.
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, minimal aroma
Taste: chocolate, caramel, floral hops
Overall: A very bland porter. Needs work, but there were no terrible flaws, besides being bland.
thetmaxx (760) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sample at the brewery. Aroma is terrible. I don’t even want to sniff it long enough to say what is wrong, flavor is the same. One sip and I’m out on this one!
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Tap] Pours a clear dark brown color without any head. Pleasant malty aroma with some dust and light grass. Unfortunately, the flavor profile of this beer does not match the aroma. Dirty malt profile. Roasted malts and watered down coffee notes. Odd fruity esters don’t really help either. Weak and watery palate. Man, this was a disappointment after such a promising start.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. This was the winner of the 7 beers I tried from this place, which, to quote the movie "Waiting," is "like being the smartest kid with Down Syndrome." Just kidding - this brewery makes some reasonable beers, way more so than neighboring Stateline Brewery. Pours dark brown with a one-finger tan head and good lacing. Aroma is very roasty with chocolate and earthy notes. Flavor is very nice and balanced, with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and earth. Tasty stuff, not half bad. Medium body with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. Drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable overall.