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Love Potion #9 | San Diego Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
San Diego Brewing Co.
California, United States
sandiegobrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 02-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
30.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of srandycarter
4.1/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, very dark, nice creamy head, coating lace.

S - Huge raspberry, then dark chocolate.

T - Taste matches smell, big fruit followed by dark chalky chocolate.

M - Creamy, medium to heavy body, light coating.

D - Pretty good for so much flavor.

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Photo of badboyrsl84
3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on a beer tour and have been coming
back to San Diego brewery ever since for this on

it pours jet black with a faint head

it smells of lots and lots of chocolate and rasberries. This has a very distinct smell to it.

The mouth feel to this one I could pass on but the taste is where it's at. It has one of the richest chocolate taste to it I've ever had and one of the only beers I have had with a prominate rasberry taste as well. The finish is that of a choc candy real thick with dark choc.

I'm not sure this one would be a sessions beer cause of it's thickness in chocolate but it's pretty damn good. I also found out that they actually use chocolate bars in he brewing process. Good stuff!!!

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Photo of womencantsail
1.96/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is very dark brown in color, possibly black, with a finger's worth of tan head.

S: The nose is not good to begin with with. Far too much sweet, artificial raspberry, with dark chocolate, and a mild roasted malt aroma.

T: The flavor was not any more enjoyable. The raspberries are overly sweet and artificial tasting, and they completely dominate the beer. The chocolate doesn't really have a chance to come through, nor do the roasted malts. There is a touch of tartness on the finish, but not enough to save the beer.

M: The body is medium with moderate carbonation which provides for a good feel on the tongue.

D: Unfortunately, the fruit just ruins this beer. A little lighter hand with the raspberry syrup/extract would have gone a long way on this one.

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Love Potion #9 from San Diego Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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