Oil Piers Porter - Surf Brewery
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3.18/5 rDev -10.7%
Consumed November 5th, 2011 at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance: black as coal with a creamy one-finger tan head that lasts forever and provides sheets of clingy lace - thanks, nitro!
Aroma is bitter, roasted grains and smoky charcoal.
Flavor is mildly chocolate with an overlay of smoke. Mildly bitter on finish. Not much going on, really.
Mouthfeel is strangely nondescript; where are you now, nitro?
Drinkablity? Easy enough to put one away but the flavor isn't especially enticing.
12-13-2011 21:08:43 | More by charlzm
3.5/5 rDev -1.7%
The pour is a very dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is mostly roasted and coffee grounds with a hint of cocoa. Maybe a little bit of toasted bread on the nose. The flavor is a little bit watery to me. A touch on the bitter side, lots of roasted malts, and some coffee and dark chocolate. Pretty run of the mill porter.
08-07-2012 16:24:08 | More by womencantsail
3.66/5 rDev +2.8%
Out of the bottle from The Boulevard in San Diego for six bucks. Dark brown color in the Affligem chalice with an admirable head. A pleasant foaminess on the tongue and lots of suds in the glass.
A mellow mouthful of dark roasted barley. Some warm malty richness with a deep, scratchy aftertaste. Grainy with a little bitterness.
The sudsy mouthfeel is very pleasant though this stuff is not otherwise of much distinction. It's a pleasant dark, watery quaff.
10-26-2013 04:26:16 | More by mactrail
3.03/5 rDev -14.9%
On nitro tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.
Pours a clear super dark brown with a dense khaki head that lasts. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some burnt coffee aromas. Taste is the same but seems a bit watery. This beer as a creamy mouthfeel but is thin. Overall, this is a pretty average porter and I am not too sure that having it on nitro is doing much to help this one.
04-01-2012 06:05:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.8/5 rDev -21.3%
The second of the lineup I tried when I stopped by.
This is one of the best-looking beers I have had poured. A deep opaque black, with a massive 2-finger creamy tan head that stuck around for the entire length of consumption. Perfect sip rings cling to the glass. Really a nice-looking beer. The nose was full of chocolate and roasted coffee. Really strong.
Where I appreciated what the nitro did to the appearance of this beer, I really didn't care for the feel of this. This felt really thin and lacking in depth. It really didn't hold up the style that well. The flavors were also a little on the weak side. Thin flavors of weak coffee and mild roasted malts. I expected more from this with the strong aroma, but is was a little muddled. This is probably one I wouldn't revisit again.
03-12-2012 14:38:43 | More by Onenote81
Oil Piers Porter from Surf Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.