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Dusk Till Dawn - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 21
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 11
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On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and roasted coffee and espresso beans. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it tasty and easy to drink.

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Enjoyed at the 2012 Arizona Strong Beer Festival, where it was kept in a secret growler behind the more mundane taps. Poured into a small taster glass.

Dark chocolate brown, opaque except at the edges, where it gives up burnt umber. The head’s the colof and consistency of cappuccino foam.

Pizza port does coffee so well. The brilliant nose is packed with espresso, cream and sugar — it’s like a cappuccino delivered straight to the nasal receptors.

Wow. Deep, dark and slightly spicy espresso in the flavor — sharp and funky in the front. Things smooth out at the swallow, when the beans are met with sweeter dark chocolate, chocolate milk and the lightest hint of dark fruit that somehow takes their edge off. Sweetness carries into the finish. Fantastic.

Medium, pinching carbonation in a creamy body that’s thick and viscous. A tiny bit of fizz breaks out as it moves, and I get a hint of heat — though whether it’s from the coffee or the booze, I can't be sure.

Very, very glad I got to try this brew. It’ may be a little heavy to enjoy with breakfast, but I dig it. It’s so packed with coffee I have a feeling I'll be up from dusk ‘til dawn.

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On-tap at Pizza Port San Clemente

Pours pretty much black in color with a mocha colored head on it. Intense coffee aroma with lots of molasses, brown sugar, and a hint of licorice. Maybe a touch of vanilla in there, too. Quite a bit of dark chocolate in there as well. The flavor almost has a creamy/milky flavor to it (lactose?). Intense espresso flavor and lots of dark chocolate, molasses, and roast to go with it. Fairly sweet, but the coffee helps to prevent it from being cloying. Really good stuff.

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Pours a two finger dark tan head of fine bubbles over a pitch liquid. Very dark brown on the edgings. Smells raw like fresh ground coffee beans. Supported by a gentle chocolatey and very mild vanilla sweetness. After warming, some hazelnut and something like a sweetened-nutmeg aroma. Really a nice sniffer

Tastes very nice. Rich deep coffee over complex dark chocolate. Multiple layered coffee and chocolate are well integrated and carried by a soothing malt sweet that avoids being too little and too much. The sweet gets me thinking this will be thick and chewy, but it's actually moderate. Mild nut, some pumpkin pie spice, iron, some hop grassiness. Chocolate-chip pancakes. There is a bit of a drying acidic astringency accompanied by a grassy rough in the finish that I'd rather was not present. Mild carbonation. Overall, very well done and definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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Thanks to BMan1113VR for sharing this growler from Pizza Port San Clemente.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is great. I get a ton of coffee, with some chocolate also thrown in. The coffee is also huge in the flavor, with some roasted malt, chocolate and cream notes also thrown in. The coffee is super intense in both the flavor and aroma. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, one of the best coffee beers I have ever tried. Very happy I got to try this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Growler shared by Carlos, thanks!

A: Black. No surprises here. Inch of beige cream.

S: Dark chocolate and bold coffee notes with accompanying earth. Nuttiness is pronounced. I get a touch of brown sugar. Roasted malt is strong. There's a little molasses. Smells great.

T: Nutty and earthy coffee with roasted grains and a moderate sweetness. The coffee dominates but it's damn good so you won't really care. Dark chocolate is evident throughout.

M: Full body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is chewy and viscous.

Overall: A very good coffee porter. Best beer I've had from the new brewer at San Clemente.

*7/23/2012 update* I'm having this on draft at Pizza Port San Clemente. This is the second batch and it uses Bird Rock Coffee rather than Caffe Calabria (first batch) and the beer is fucking delicious. That's all.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a black with a firm cap of tan head, some solid lace.

S: Heavy in your face coffee with some roasted malt. Dark chocolate as well.

T: Great coffee undercurrent throughout. Great dark chocolate flavour with caramel and some sweet Milk Stout like sugar at the finish.

M: Full-bodied, rich, creamy, firm carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic coffee beer. Very well balanced, full-flavoured, no ethanol heat. Find this and drink it.

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Dusk Till Dawn from Pizza Port Solana Beach
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