bytemesis (8384) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2016 GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle -
Found most, if not all, of the English Ales while on a recent stop in Monterey. Stopped off at Bottles and Bins and they had a great selection. The beer is really a nice porter. A mixed aroma of powdered chocolate, metal, dark fruit, and leather. Flavor has a nice combo of licorice, dark chocolate and light coffee bean. There is some bitterness that reminds me of molasses/burnt sugar. Probably the black patent. Very nice pour with a black body and a light tan 1" head. Tasty beer.
Tap. Pours deep mahogany, medium beige head, long lasting with good lacing. Aroma is richly roasty, mocha, ashtray. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, dark roast malts, mocha, hints of ashtray again. Medium body. Solid. SinH4 (4794) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2015
Brown-golden caramel color with white ring. Aroma and taste are bitter chocolate, roasted malts, a bit earthy. Rather low carbonation. Nice English Porter! iguanodon (151) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Tap (cask) at London Bridge pub Monterey CA. Decent porter. Aroma of peat, smoke, earth. Taste of roasted malt, a bit sweeter in the finish. Foxbush (2028) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at the Trident Club on The Naval PostGraduate School in Monterey The porter poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Notes of chocolate and roasted malts were quickly detected. The porter had light body with soft carbonation. The finish had burnt malt and chocolate to enjoy. GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Marina. Pours an almost black brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is cola and molasses with notes of toffee. Mildly sweet taste with a nice dry finish. Medium body, decent carbonation. Good porter.
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LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance is a deep black. Aroma is sweet. Taste has some nice roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Rosebeerlover (11) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Had on draft at the C restaurant in Monterey. Wonderful light porter. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavors and a smooth porter finish. Lightly carbonated. Great with the hamburger there. However, the bottled version has a more stringent aftertaste, and not as pleasant to drink. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from Bottles N Bins Liquors and Deli. Nose is coffee and roast with a hint of sweet caramel. Cloudy dark brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is roasted coffee with a bit of bitterness in the background. r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Dark brown with a hint of reddish color. Roasty malt with a bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Not too watery, not too thick. Crisp finish. Very good. Ernestoo (5) - - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
Too light, no after taste, no aroma. Wouldn’t bother with it unless you want a light, tasteless brew