TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Nitro at Pizza Port. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a creamy off white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts and caramel. Flavor of tobacco, tea, toffee and nuts. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thick pitch black with smooth pillowy nitro creamy head. Aroma of roasty nuts, but very weak. Flavor is chewy and filling roasted malt, very subtle and smooth but so fun to drink. On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Draft PP Carlsbad: Dry roasty nose from this black beer. Big lasting nitro head. Flavors are roasty but with a sweet chocolate milk foundation. Clean, sessionable stout that certainly kicks guinesses’ ass, but what does that really mean. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
On tap at Obrien’s. Apparently it’s been a while since this was out there. Oh, on tap with nitro. Was coming very slowly from the tap, almost like it was the last of the keg or something. No head or lace. The inside of the glass was covered in tiny bubbles. Nose was light with malt and cocoa. Light flavor, with a very clean, almost empty, finish. No finish. Light. Eh. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
On tap at Pp cbad. Creamy nitro head. Sweet chocolate roasted grains, which are great. I usually don’t say that about roasted grain. Light beer . Easy to drink.
Ungstrup (37596) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Draft in Carlsbad. A pitch black beer with a thin lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt and roasted malt, the latter lending it a bit of acidity. The flavor is sweet malty combined with roasted notes and light notes of soy sauce and coffee. The body is light. dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
On tap at O’Brien’s. Pours a deep black with a nice tan head. Burnt aroma, of malt and chocolate. Taste is both smooth and burnt, of malt, wood, and chocolate. Lingering burnt flavors. Tasty stout. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
On tap at Hamilton’s: Poured from a Guinness tap handle and also in a Guinness pint glass I was questioning if I was served this instead of my original request for Pizza Port Truck Stop Stout. After all, I had just witnessed a fellow patron order a Racer 5 IPA and the bartender poured Green Flash West Coast IPA and told the gentleman’s girl he won’t even know the difference, I suddenly became very skeptical. Appearance was a dense black color topped with a perfectly thick dense head that was creamy and resembled Guinness. I was convinced not only by the flavor that I was drinking the right beer I had ordered but also confirmed when I witnessed another lady at the bar asked for Guinness and the bartender explained to her that they had none but she suggested the closest stout to it, which was Pizza Ports Truck Stop. Regardless I rated it if as I had never had this beer by sniffing the aroma and finding an empty and faint scent of roast malt and not much else. Even more assuring while I jotted down my notes was the fizzy and caffeine associated palate that distinguished this from the Irish Grandfather in law of this beer. I indeed took interest in the lightly roasted but perfectly balanced blend of malt and hops that I was generally satisfied with and had no negative notes to write about which left behind a feel of smooth and relaxation of both the palate and psyche. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee, and toasted rye bread. Flavor of roasted malt, light burnt, and coffee. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Tap @ O’brien’s even thought I’ve had it a few times before. Pours black with a 2 finger tan head. Seems like it was a nitro pour too. Nose is light and malty. Taste was sweet and rich and quite dry.