BlackHaddock (7562) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
On the afternoon of Tuesday 17th May 2016 I visited The Tustin Brewery and had one of the most disappointing flights of beer I have ever had. The final beer of the eight in the flight and I was beginning to lose the will to live, surely this beer would lighten my spirits and lift me from the depression of the previous seven beers I had sampled. Yes, it almost did! Dark brown brew with a full tanned head. malts all over the place, semi-burnt malts in fact, giving off chocolate and coffee esters in the nose and mouth. Smooth palate and a decent Porter all round. The best beer by far, but not good enough to tempt me back to the brewery again when I think about what I tried on the day (food was good though). ajnepple (6978) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Brown/black appearance. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and roast. Similar flavor. Pretty solid porter overall, nothing special though. bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at the brew pub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is quite chocolate. A bit dusty. Med body. A good straight forward chocolate porter with a little nut in the finish. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Flavors mostly of roasted malt and chocolate, with notes of dark fruit esters, coffee, and mild dark sugars. An enjoyable and moderately robust porter. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours near black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, toffee and fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin beige head. Medium roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate sweetness, and some lingering roasted malty finish. Smooth and drinkable. Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draft. Murky dark brown color, thick brown head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate. Taste is espresso grounds, dark bittersweet cocoa. Nice. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, lactose, burnt brown sugar, caramel, and light ash. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish. illidurit (2354) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Reddish brown pour. Ashy, cheap chocolate, cigarettes. Over-roasted without the body to keep up. Not feeling this.