5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Nearly black, blackened coffee hues, moderate light biege foamy head, spotty lacing.   Combination cocoa powder and hop flowers on the nose.   Bittersweet chocolate, coffee bean, heavily roasted malt, and a soft hop presense on the tongue.   Straight forward, but solid.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, wanting to be a bit thicker tho.   Finishes somewhat light, mucho roasted malt character with lingering cocoa bitterness.   Good every day Porter I must say.
gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong scent immediately present in the room. Very thick head. Deep red in colour. Berry in the scent with some chocolat. Deep bitter earthy taste with some chocolat and coffee. A very rich beer. Carbonation seemed very low especially after the foamy head.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More robust and aggressive than a lot of others. Strong burnt character...molasses, brown sugar, dried fruits, roasted nuts, etc. Very distinctive and drinkable porter.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice brown porter. Has a coffee/ roasted malt/chocolate malt flavors with just a little hop lingering in the background. A nice mild dry finish, but with just the right amount of sweetness. Don’t get me wrong this is not a sweet beer. It reminds me of Anchor Porter...a little different though. But those two are close. Porters are one of my favorite beer types.
shrubber85 (9646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Molasses and dark malt aroma. Opaque black brown color with small tan head. Smokey/astrigent flavor up front with molasses and malt sneaking in later. Stronger than many porters - closer to a dry stout with some doppelbock character.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the new <a href=/Place/tennessee/cordova/the-flying-saucer/55 Saucer Poured a dark blackish color with a good head. As I drank, a nice lace appeared on the glass. It was sweet as a porter should be with rich hints of malt, caramel and chocolate. Clean finish and nice medium-full body. I enjoyed this enough to consider a second. I will have this beer again.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sierra Nevada Porter pours to a deep brown to black color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very robust with lots of good dark chocolate, coffee, roasty notes, and some flowery hop aroma. The palate is soft on the tongue with flavors of chocolate malt, coffee, some estery fruity tones, and a nice back drop of roast. This beer finishes with more dark chocolate and coffee flavors up front, and ends with a nice roasty, and slightly bitter hop finish that lingers.
This is an excellent porter not as robust as many American examples, but certainly not as mild as many brown porters.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I always thought this was a pretty good beer. Haven’t had it for awhile though. Always dry and coffee flavored, not too much chocolate.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Aroma just isn’t striking me much. is it there? Somw lacing looks nice. Fair body w/ chocolate and bitter coffee tones...almost chalky. Hops show up nicely. Resiny. I used to think SN beers seemed inspired. The luster has worn off. Contrived comes to mind as well as refined, but neither apply. They’re just a big brewery that is still producing nice yummy beers according to their credo. Keepin’ it real, yo! A nice porter for sure, but no longer moving.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice black roast with beige cream head. Fresh roast aromas right out of the bottle. Good roasted flavors, on the hoppy side of the porters I’ve had, very fresh tasting, a good late winter/early spring drink. Mildly bitter.