kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2006
22 oz bottle, via dhlesq. Pours a very dark brown colored body with some mahogany edges under a large fizzy espresso colored head. Aroma is very chocolaty and dense with slight roast notes, espresso, and a light hoppiness. Flavor is equal parts chocolate malt, roast, and bright hoppiness. Notes of coffee and an astringent burnt malt finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very distracting and annoying intense level of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this would have been really great were it not for the excessive carbonation ruining the palate and my overall satisfaction with the beer. calivania (62) - USA - JUN 4, 2006
A truly wonderful porter. Fresh dry and filled chocalate and dark molases without being sweet. How do they do that? You forget that porter can be such an excellent platfrom for hops, but this one is. And it has one of the best mouth feels in the category. Thats where the relaxin’ happens. Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2006
Simple, fresh and good porter. Mollasses aroma. Nice roast, milkchocolate, and low on the coffee flavour. Medium mouthfeel, with some grain. Easy quaffing with Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2006
Beer pours a very deep dark chocolatey brown, almost black. Medium brown head. Nose of roasted toffee and chocolate. A very good porter. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2006
well, I loved this. Big chocolate nose. Licorice tongue. Mouth feel was a bit watery, but this was a damn good porter.
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Another fine beer from Marin. Spilt this with a friend and we both enjoyed it. Poured a very dark brown with a tan-brown head. A little sweet and a little roasty with a robust body. I would love another. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2006
This is a decent little porter. Sizeable tan head, with a great roasted malty aroma. Chocolate and coffee are dominant, just a bit of smokey woodiness, hints of vanilla and maple syrup. Tasty asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
Almost opaque black with a patchy, light brown cover. Not quite oily thick. Very inviting aroma that’s an even balance of roast and toast plus a blast of vanilla and cream. I was definitely not let down when it came to tasting this beer. The flavour is everything that was promsed in the scent: toasty roasty creamy vanilla, perfectly balanced malt sweetness and bitterness. Probably some hops in there too. Medum to full body and moderate carbonation. Everything about this beer was very good, even the map to the brewery pub on the back of the label. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
This porter pours a dark brown color from a 22 ox bottle. Large sized tan foamy head, with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, with a touch of toasty roasty malts. A medium to light bodied porter. Malts are chocolate and roasty, with a touch of burnt malt and coffee grounds. Fairly strong hop presence, piney and spicy. Lots of coffee and roasty flavors floating around in this one. Nice balance. Decent porter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Bomber bottle from SDAlkoholic and served in a Expedition snifter:
Deep brown and nearly opaque with a nice sized but fading frothy tan head and some lace. The aroma has notes of heavy malting (burnt, chocolate, and caramel), vienna roast coffee, beer nuts (yes beer nuts), some spicy and piney hops and finally a bit of alcohol vapors. The taste starts with a nice mocha and acidic fruit kick before being enveloped by heavy coffee and smoke characteristics. The feel is velvet and smooth with an interesting woody dry finish. I found this a solid brew and worth drinking again.