BlackHaddock (6003) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the afternoon of Tuesday 17th May 2016 I visited The Tustin Brewery and had one of the most disappointing flights of beer I have ever had. The final beer of the eight in the flight and I was beginning to lose the will to live, surely this beer would lighten my spirits and lift me from the depression of the previous seven beers I had sampled. Yes, it almost did! Dark brown brew with a full tanned head. malts all over the place, semi-burnt malts in fact, giving off chocolate and coffee esters in the nose and mouth. Smooth palate and a decent Porter all round. The best beer by far, but not good enough to tempt me back to the brewery again when I think about what I tried on the day (food was good though).
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Brown/black appearance. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and roast. Similar flavor. Pretty solid porter overall, nothing special though.
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brew pub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is quite chocolate. A bit dusty. Med body. A good straight forward chocolate porter with a little nut in the finish.
JohnnyJ (5352) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Flavors mostly of roasted malt and chocolate, with notes of dark fruit esters, coffee, and mild dark sugars. An enjoyable and moderately robust porter.
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, toffee and fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Medium roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and some lingering roasted malty finish. Smooth and drinkable.
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Murky dark brown color, thick brown head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is espresso grounds, dark bittersweet cocoa. Nice.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, lactose, burnt brown sugar, caramel, and light ash.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Reddish brown pour. Ashy, cheap chocolate, cigarettes. Over-roasted without the body to keep up. Not feeling this.