MattH (863) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2011 ghawener (1607) - Santa Tecla, - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer:This must be the most polarizing brewery; I’ve never had such gaps between rating & tasting. I like it, a lot!
Tap. Pours a dark amber. Taste of caramel malts. Good carbonation. Only beer I’ve had from Angel City so far. jjh19 (63) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
A medium brown color, varying bubble size in the head. A touch of hops in the nose, not a ton of aroma. I got a good deal of smokiness in my initial taste, along with some burnt maltiness. Fairly smooth. Not bad. An extremely neutral recommendation. Overall, not impressed by the visual vibe of Angel City - gradients and Miami Vice color scheme. The bottle label does not inspire confidence in the beer that’s inside. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
From tap,bacon smoke flavor,brown,white head,great beer good after taste. i like this beer. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Smokepot23. Poured a dark amber with a large, soapy beige head. Nose is slightly nutty, notes of caramel, roasted malt, and light chocolate. Body is on the thin side with a watery mouth feel and fizzy carbonation. Flavor is very toasted and nutty, sweet malt and a touch of spice. My bottle had a strange tartness to it which after looking at the reviews looks like mine was not the only bottle like this.
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle from Bevmo: Poured a dark brown nearly opaque liquid while a thick fluffy topping of whip cream head sits gently on top. The aroma is a lightly roasted malt profile that smells quite appetizing with minor notes of cocoa powder, but there is also a bit of sourness lurking behind everything. Flavor is alright with a sugary taste as well as a lightly roast malt plays into effect but then again with an ending of sour or tartness that could be due to a long shelf life? I think this is the best beer I have tasted from Angel City so far and this still doesn’t impress me. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown. fizzy quickly diminishing head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, hint of berries, and odd sour off-taste. Mouthfeel is watery. Not very good. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2009
On tap. Color was very dark with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts and fruit. Flavor was strange; chocolate and nuts; reminded me in a weird way of chocolate strawberries, but in a bad way. A bit watery. Strange. cheap (5861) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Stoutl laiden with slight metal aroma, but in a nice way. Look is just fine, dark with a creamy head. Initial good tingle on the tongue. Taste is rather well behaved and friendly. Interesting tange constantly lurks on the left side of the tongue. This beer is a good experience. Dunkle, dunk good. Mild choco and dark background. Good friendly finish, not much bitter bite in this one. Easy to enjoy. Likable. Big thanks to cquiroga, enjoyed fully! BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Pours with a largish, light brown head over an extremely dark brown near black body. Good lace. Aroma of spicy hops, toffee, chocolate and nuts. Overall pretty sweet. Taste is sugary with nuts and light coconut. Not offensive in anyway. A bit thing and too fizzy. Overall its an okay beer.