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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Youve made it to 547 Haight Street. This destination is more San Francisco than Rice A Roni, Chinatown, and Lombard Street combined. Welcome to Broadway for brewers everywhere. Everyone who is anyone has poured their kegs here. For the last 20 years, this place has launched careers, confirmed legacies, and since 1987 the only name you need to know is David Keene. Take a seat. Tip Strong. Nod appreciatively and dont ask stupid questions. Welcome to Big Daddys House known to most simply as "The T-Room." Here the bartenders are fluent in English, German, Flemish, French, Waloon and Czech. But theyre most known for their American Lip Service. Watch it. The lady with the jet black hair behind the bar eats idiots for lunch. At 547 Haight Street, you wont find any Cable Cars except for this one. But if youre standing outside the Dutch Doors of the World Famous Toranado, you surely found the most interesting place in all San Francisco. Its about RESPECT. Dave you continue to have ours. Heres to 20 more years of punishing livers everywhere. Cheers Gina, Jim, Tomme, Vince and the Brewers of Port Brewing

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2009 bottle, side-by-side with Toronado 20th. Pours a clear golden yellow with a big creamy white head that hangs on for a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is fairly funky with some barnyard aromas and wet grass but the most dominant aroma is the light fruity sourness. Overall, the aroma is what Id call bright lots of light tartness with less earthy funk. Taste is exceptional, lemon zest up front with bready malts, some fruit, maybe pears and green apples, light vinegar. Fairly funky finish but light so with some lemon. Sublime taste, super complex, more tart than funk. Light bubbly mouthfeel, very citric and biting. Crisp and wine-like in the finish. This is a superb American wild - well balanced but still nice and sour. I wouldnt put it in the same class as the T20, but its still a great beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
CARBONATED! That was my first response to opening this gem. Partied this one with Lagunitasfan. Aroma was yeasty and doughy. A smooth overall drink, seemed well balanced and not too rich. Tartness wasnt over the top, and I grew more and more disappointed as the glass slowly swallowed my beer. Well done by my boy Tom (even though i havent met him).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
09 750 ml bottle shared with TheRealBastard. Yes, we drank this effer in pint glasses between the two of us and it was awesome! Thanks Brent for making this deal. Hazy golden in the glass with a strong head. Lovely sourness on the nose. Tart smack. Clean, dry finish. Salivator. Flavors opened up as the glass warmed. Beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
09 Bottle shared with friends at Toronado San Diego. Pours a cloudy honey straw color with a small white head. Aroma has some tart cheesy funk, underripe raspberries, vinegar, spices, and some alcohol. Flavor is citrus, funk, underripe fruits, a strong sourness, some musty notes as well as a hint of green apple and vinegar. Light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
out of a 750. Very complex and sour. Crisp dark orange color. Little head. Extremely good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14506) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange gold with a small white, very effervescent head. Aroma is mildly acidic and sour in a fruit sort of way. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Flavor is sour and tart. Sort of cooking cherry, but more persimmon. Quite woody. Finishes smooth. And more than a bit tannic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2009
07 Vintage thanks to OteyJ Pour is a swirling cloudy NEctarine. Aroma is funk wood, peach fruitiness, vinous, mellow woodiness. This aged very well. Apricot fruitiness as well. Flavor is immediately complex nectar, apricot, sourness that tingles the palate. This effortlessly moves to wood soaked with funkiness, becoming very vinous a flutter of vinegar. Finish is woody and tartness that coats the inside of the mouth. A revelation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Vintage 2007 sampled with craftycarl21 and jblauvs. Hazy peach pour with nearly no head. Aroma is bursting with light nectary fruits- peach, nectarine, apricot, tangerine, grape, and grapefruit in the most heavenly quantities and orientations. Oaken funk is huge but ever so mellow. A peppery clove note comes through as well complementing the wondrous arrangement of aromas. Flavor is a funky masterpiece of nectar complexity. Huge tropical fruits swirl together in an amazing torrent of brettanomyces, barnyard, oak tannins, and juicy ripe sugars. Palate is full, slippery and full of tiny effervescent pillowy caressing bubbles. One of my favorites of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Huge thanks to oteyj for grabbing this. 2007 batch. Pours a slightly hazy orange color, with visible carbonation on the edges. Aroma has massive amounts of funk, peach, apricot, light plum, vinous grape, and some wood; very complex, and smells delectable. The barreling has made this beautifully mellow aroma, not too sharp of a Brett note, yet still bold. Flavor is absolutely stunning; the Brett is key, and present throughout, but doesnt overpower any of the epic flavors of this beer. More nectar fruit starts, then builds to a wondrous zenith that is marked with beauteous wood notes. After this peak, the flavor transforms into more notes of wine and grape, with the funk blending throughout, Palate is marked by the funk, but not too aggressive, and slides across the tongue impeccably. The finish seems to provide a summary of all aspects of the complex flavors, and makes the drinker pine for more of this heavenly liquid. Incredible sour ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle at Toronado in San Diego. It hurt to drop $40 bucks on this, especially to have to drink it in the bar, but I didnt know how else I was going to get it. For all the hype, Id say it holds up, but persoanlly I would drink Temptation over this in a heartbeat. Pours a golden color with a frothy white head that quickly settles. Smells of floral hops, funk, oak, yeast, lemon, and tangerine. Foams at the front of the palate, almost like Sprite, and evolves into a sharp apple acidity that takes hold on the mid, followed by a film of lemon juice that coats your teeth on the finish. Heres to punishing livers everywhere, indeed -- now how about we distribute it in more than two locations...


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