Formerly brewed at Evans Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Irvine, California USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Color: Dark Ruby Body: Medium Aroma: Dark Chocolate & Fine Espresso Taste: Creamy & Chocolaty on the palate Technical Data: Original Gravity: 1060 Grist: Chocolate, Crystal, Pale & Black Malts Hops: Perle, Liberty & Willamette Type of Beer: Top Fermented English Porter IBU’s: 35

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matthewjk (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
22oz-----> glass vessel - No...no, no! This thing is more off balance than an American teenager. Why am I only tasting spicy hops in a poter???? No damn sense, and it doesn’t work either. Initial aroma is enticing though. Black IPA, maybe, but this is certainly no porter.

Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pours a big foamy two and half fingers of head on a dark brown body. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. The taste starts out with chocolate sweetness, then turns to a sour middle and finish. The texture is crisp. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to have the sour flavor, but it shouldn’t.

SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Light to medium body. Salty with a tiny bitter finish.

dayth (23) - - OCT 12, 2015
Neutral, easy drinking dry porter with low bitterness, coffee and chocolate malt notes and creamy mouthfeel. Slightly woodpulp bready aftertaste. 22 oz bottle.

bytemesis (9497) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany, medium tan head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is tart, fecal, funky, infected. Flavor is medium tart, roasted malts and fecal hints, cardboard. Not as bad as I feared from the smell, but pretty unfortunate. Watery texture, light body.

mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Slight astringency. Kinda watery for the ABV. Not much chocolate flavor going on. Average.

dpkerns (1) - - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites lazy dog restaurant has it on tap. Bevmo carries it year round.

slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"two problems with this beer (the second may be a brewery wide issue)...the lack of chocolate in this chocolate porter, and an astringency that just does not work in the style. otherwise, it could have been a nice, roasty, medium bodied porter, but those two issues with the aroma and the flavor just kinda ruined it for me. not impressed with bayhawk so far..."

BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Dark brown chocolate body, with foamy, rocky root beer float head. Easy roast, some lactose and sourness and a touch of wood in the bouquet. Again, the lactose and chocolate color with palate along with twinges of sourness and wood.

Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
I get chocolate and sugar in this dark brown brew with an off white head of tiny bubbles. A very tart choc brew with a choc aftertaste. The flavor is so tart it affected my gag reflex. Complete opposite what I was thinkin for a choc porter. No sweetness it’s medium bodied. It’s a sour beer. No good. Bayhawk, don’t know if u had a bad batch but this needs to be fixed.

phaleslu (10895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
22 oz. bottle from brokensail- thanks! I guess. Pours a deep brownish-amber with a finger of beige head that settles down quickly. The aroma is gross- leaves, chocolate and vanilla extract, sugar, and some vomit. Yuck. Flavor of toast, chocolate, dead leaves, earth, tea, and brown sugar. Light-bodied, with a dry, earthy flavor and low carbonation. The sickly sweet, bizarre aroma messes with this porter all the way through- not that the flavor was going to seriously redeem it. Terrible.

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