MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2016
On tap taster at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.
Opaque, near black with with a tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of intense rich chocolate, roasted malt, mild bourbon, Kahlua, vanilla and charred wood.
Taste of rich chocolate, Kahlua, vanilla, mild bourbon, vanilla, licorice, cocoa and charred wood.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mikem409 (2026) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Tap at carlsbad. Big aroma of chocolate and oak. Color is black tan head. Medium body, chewy vtownie, vanilla candy User134089 (1644) - - NOV 19, 2015
Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Clear snifter glass
From: Alpine Beer Company pub in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Nov. 10, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 10, 2015
Misc.: Pizza Port tap takeover
Poured an almost pitch black color with two fingers of tan, frothy head. Great looking uneven, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled boozy bourbon, Jim Beam, roasted toffee and hints of roasty chocolate, but bourbon really dominates here. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste was better than the nose and more balanced. Got bourbon, rich toffee, chocolate syrup, dark chocolate and dry, dark coffee malts. Still boozy, but not as bad. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Boozy finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This was a pretty good effort, although I probably overrated it a tad. I decided on a ‘4’ overall rating just ahead of a ‘3.75.’ (Overall - 4.00)
3.92 88 B+
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Draught at Pizza Port, Carlsbad California. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, woody, bourbon, figs, tar, coffee notes. Roasted coffee and chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, spicy, warming alcohol. A bit all over the place. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
A deep dark stout with a thin creamy brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with nice bourbon barrel notes, woody character, licorice and vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a superb sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of bourbon barrel, licorice, light musky character, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. On tap at Carlsbad location.
tiong (7278) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of fresh bourbon notes, wood, oak, vanilla and roasty malts. Taste is smooth, heavy with bourbon notes, oak, wood, vanilla and toffee. Finish is smooth, silky and oaky with some roastiness, vanilla and toffee. Loads of bourbon here.
Draught @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of deep rich bourbon sweetness, wood and spiciness. Flavour of heavy bourbon sweetness, vanilla, oak, English toffee, a bit of dark fruitiness and roastiness. Full bodied. Very smooth and enjoyable. olio (10274) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad.laiti (8469) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Pours black color with a small head. Bourbon on the nose, wood, dark chocolate and vanilla, some orange too. Chocolate flavor, bourbon, vanilla, salmiac and burnt malts. Heavy.
Draught @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Aroma is medicine-like with strong bourbon tones and vanilla. Flavour is sweet with bourbon, vanilla, alcohol and some salty licorice. Too sweet and salty - at the same time. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
[ Keg ][ 10oz ][ PP Carlsbad ][ $5 ][ Tulip ][ 6.21.15 ]
>> Big carbonation, inky pour, thick tan foam. Nose is dark olive, thick vanilla, bourbon soaked cake. Taste is spicy, silky, rich barrel, vanilla and burnt sugar. A little on the sweet side. But the wife loved it, which is a plus.