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RATINGS: 2148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A delicious, dark-colored, medium-bodied ale made with roasted malted barley. It has a creamy head and a very rich, yet smooth, malty flavor.
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Beginning Gravity: 14.5 Plato
Finishing Hops: Willamette
Ending Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Nearly black with a hint of red. A nice sweet and roasted nose. Chocolate, milky. The roasty flavor prevails, with a decent hop bitterness to accentuate the roastiness. Not very complex, but tasty and enjoyable. Extremely well balanced and it coats the palate well. Solid. Overall a very fine offering. On a side note I had a bottle from 1982 of this in 2004 and it held up amazingly well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Good porter but not a strong as iíve come to expect. A little disappointing for a Sierra Nevada

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dowdfather (8) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2004 Bit new at this so Iíll make it short but sweet. Average tasting compared to others Iíve had (which are not alot but really good!). Would have given higher overall if not for aftertaste which was a bit sour or bitter?? A bit watery tasting as well. Not watered down, but watery? Iíve re-rated, it began to taste better to me over the course of the six pack. Not the most technical rendition but will have to do until I get the hang and sample more beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
roasted maltiness, very smooth mouthfeel, ends with a little hoppy bite, hints of chocolate, nutty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Pretty good stuff. Lots of chocolatey malt flavors, hop flavors in finish, nice head. I still like their Pale Ale better, but I have yet to be dissappointed with this brewing company.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2004
slightly smoky roasted aroma...hints of dark chocolate and coffee; flavor was similar but also had hints of sourness and vinegar (somewhat odd for a porter)...decent palate; i wouldnt buy this beer again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2004
I think this is a good porter, dark with a foamy head, looks nice. Good initial flavor but finishes a little sour. Enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2004
This is a surprisingly good porter. The first thing I noticed after pouring it into a glass was a lasting foamy head and deep mocha color. Very smooth silky mouthfeel. The taste, however, brings the entire thing down. It has a quite sour aftertaste, not the greatest attribute.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Pours out dark brown color with a head. Nut aroma. Nice flavor, nutty and roasted malt. Kinda hoppy. Very smooth. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Very dark brown (almost black) with red hints. Aromas are predominently of roasted grain, nuts, and hops. Flavor wise, there is some chocolate and coffee going on, but nothing too sweet. Lots of hop bitterness, which I havenít really encountered before in a porter, but itís still nice. Above average mouthfeel. A solid, but unspectacular beer.


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