RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
A.B.L.E stands for Achievement Beyond Lifes Experiences and is a tribute/ benefit beer for our friend Brit Antrim who was recently paralyzed in a workplace accident. All 4 Port locations will be brewing a beer along with Hollister, Anderson Valley, Great Divide, Lost Abbey, Avery, Cambridge Brewing Co and Maui Brewing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (3350) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
Tap. Pitch black with a small beige head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is mild coffee, choccolate, sweet roasted malt, light licorice, very light citrus notes. Taste is medium sweet and medium roasted bitter. Close to full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation. Light bitter roasted finish with coffee. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12491) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours opaque black with a small, creamy, light-brown film head. Aroma has liqourice, fat roasted malts, light vanilla and cocoa. Mild vinious, quite a bit of raisins. Low carbonation, fine dry and grainy mouthfeel. Flavour is far better balanced than the aroma, soft roasted, lots of chocolate, grainy cocoa, light plums and raisins. Soft viniousness. Lingering roasted malty bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36943) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black with almost no head. Chocolate and marcipan in the nose, in the mouth also good acidity and dry roastiness. Delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
On tap @ PP Ocean Beach: Poured a dark black liquid and was topped with a very thing layer of head. Aroma is too hard for me to smell but I was ABLE to get a tiny whiff of roasted malts. The flavor was rich and robust with dark roasted down malts that suggest coffee and chocolate. Delicious American stout that goes down right and has finally started to give me a buzz even though I was on my third pint (the other beers were weaklings).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Growler from Pizza Port OB. Pours a deep dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel. Taste of roasted malt, toast, chocolate, and a hint of sweeter caramel. Lingering malt. Very drinkable and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, chocolate, moderate hoppy - warm dark citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120515]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5053) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller bar, Copenhagen. Black color. Aromas of dark charred bread. Roasty coffee and dark bread flavor. Full bodied and filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1973) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Keg at CP&K, London. Dark in hue with a light brown head. Roast is a dominant presence on both nose and tongue, but eventually other elements shine through. Coffee is also plentiful and cola, treacle and hint of vanilla add to the complexity. The mouthfeel is thick but not heavy, making this beer surprisingly easily to drink. I sometimes struggle with stouts when coffee and roast are too abundant, but they make for a tasty concoction here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach; July 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a lightly browned, dark tan head. The beer is a concentrated brown tinged, mostly black color. The aroma has a burnt fruitiness to it, as well as a solid, smooth, roasted grain character. This last leans towards a roasted nutty note after a short while, and the more I dig in, the more this gets focused on the roasted character that leans towards cocoa and a touch of roasted coffee.

Smooth toasting and roasted up front, this picks up some carbonic bite, and a burnt tartness that adds some liveliness to the middle. The finish is bitter with roasted malt notes as well as with hop character. Fairly smooth, but it has enough of a burnt, roasted edge to it to sharpen things up; this is amply flavored, and a sipping brew due to the big malt character. While this has a mediumish body to it, I dont feel that its overly heavy, this is definitely something to drink by the pint, even if that might be a little dangerous. The roast character is ample, but cant hide a big, roasted prune like character that is also easily tasted, after I notice it.

This is a nice Stout; it has definitely hit the spot and my cravings for a Stout to finish off my stay here. This is definitely a roast dominated brew, it is fairly focused in this character, but there is just enough other things going on to make it work quite well.

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