badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Pours beautifully. Very nice aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Silky light bodied palate. Taste of roasted malts dominates with hints of smokiness and chocolate in the background. A really good stout.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very similar to Guinness both in taste and texture. The aroma was better though. The taste was only slightly better. Nothing too huge about this beer.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black creamy micro bubble head. Smells of sweet fruit. Dry, bitter, muted and a bit oily. Huge lacing, lacking a bit in mouth feel, somewhat thin.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (nitro) at PP Carlsbad: Nearly opaque with a huge frothy tan head and very good lace thanks to mister nitro. The aroma has notes of chocolate, smoke, rye toast, grassy hops and a hint of dusty yeast esters. The taste is basic toasted malt with notes of pear and apple over a mocha smoked background. A hint of walnut towards the finish. The mouth feel is completely too thin and watery, does make it refreshing which I guess was the point. Your standard dry stout, nothing wonderful but drinkable.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro in Carlsbad after the 12-hour belgian beer party. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the flavor and the aromas. Very roasty flavor. Some bitterness from the burnt malt flavor. Very tasty
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
yum. up there with one of my favorite stouts. very dry with hints of oatmeal, carmel, chocolate, lots of almond and peanut flavors. yum.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had a nice head.Aroma was a roasty,coffee,chocolate.Color a nice black.This had a roasted chocolate coffee flavor.Sticky finish.Very nice.A tad shy on the body.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Carlsbad on 6/30/06: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark brown edges and a creamy nitro tan head. Lightly sweet, malty and roasty coffee aroma has some dark chocolate notes. Body starts with a mild sweetness and some earthy smoky notes thinning toward a mild, smooth roasty dry finish. Could use some more balance, but otherwise a decent stout.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this ondraft a while back at Pizza Port Carlsbad. I just found my notes.
This struck me is as a dry irish stout: roasty, light/medium body. quaffable.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this on cask at liars club. solid brew/ i got alot of nuttiness out of it and some smooth mild choco. good brew.
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2006 Total Score: 3.6
And so i finally am able to try yet another fine brew from tha port. This one was on nitro at liars club. I dont dig nitro, it makes it way too foamy. This had a nice thick chocolate vibe to it, kinda like hot chocolate. Not too bold or over stated, just quite nice and subtle.