vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2017
Draft. During my bachelor party long weekend in the san francisco area, @ SARA. Brownish pour with lighter head. Rye, sweet malt, roasted tones and yeast notes. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2017
(En fût à la source): Vert, épicé, anisé, très rôti et empreint de noix de coco grillées. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Growler at the Mar Claire. Pours black with medium tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, nice bitter roast finish, very good. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2016
Draught at Sante Adairius, Capitola, California. Black beer with a very nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cacao nibs, Dark chocolate, caramel notes, slightly spicy. Chocolate and tobacco flavor, spicy, cacao nibs, dark chocolate, some licorice. Very nice heavy porter. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Draft pour on tap at the brewery (Capitola, CA). Pours a darker deep brownish hue, a firmer dark middle shows a touch of light on the edges. Frothy big tarnish head is cakey, large, robust. A nice potent lacing throughout. Aromas are chocolatey, some caramel, cocoa, biscuits, toast. A bit dry, earthy, Tootsie Roll jabs. Initial is medium bodied, a bit of girth with some sweetness, darker depth, toasty and cocoa dusting. A bit bitter, semi sweet and roasty as you turn the corner quite quickly. Carmelized, toasty, dry, bitter and lingering. Enough body to remind you it’s a Porter with a firmly dry, bitter, roasty backend. Cacao, coffee, toasty biscuits, earth. Pretty pour, by the book nose, good flavors, and especially pleasant backend and finish.
RRistow12 (847) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Tasted from draft. Pours black with off white head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor is moderately bitter. Flavors similar to aroma with a nice rye flavor as well. Very well done Porter but their vanilla Joe is better.
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Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep coffee brown with about a centimeter of tan head that settles into a thick ring, thin film, and some spots of lace. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco, fudge, cream, mild rye spice, and faint black olives. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a chocolaty, earthy mouthfeel. Good porter. charule (2257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2016
On tap at SARA. Poured black brown with off white head. Aroma salty chocolate. Light carb med bod. Taste light bitter choc salt. mR_fr0g (11913) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery Santa Cruz. Clear dark mahogany brown coloured pour with reddy hues, thin light tan head. Aroma is jammy plum, dark chocolate, slight ashy roast. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, choc, lactose sugars, some dried fruits, jammy fig and plum. Palate is semi sweet, milky choc, highish carbonation . lingering woody char and soft roast. JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with tenacious cream foam. Aroma is roasty, nice licorice, malty Aroma. Taste is lightly bitter, nice and roasty. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation, dry, good palate.