invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2005 Not bad at all. Pours a nice jet black, head didn’t really stick around. Smells of some roasted grains and aroma hops, but nothing overpowering. The flavor stays true to the smell - I like the stout better because of the more bitterness. Overall, this is an easy drinking porter.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall not bad. Not as good as the Sierra Nevada stout. Lighter, almost thin, mouth feel for a porter, but nice dark color. Flavor fades fast.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown in color. Bottle. Malty aroma and roasty. Nice malty flavor. Very roasty. Nice beer. Enjoyable.
mjg74 (2474) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with almost a hint of red to it. Nice subtle roasted flavor, nothing too strong. Choco/coffee flavor finishes roasty as well. Tastes fairly mellow, but there is something there.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown, tan fluffy head, with nice lacing. Aroma is malty, and I can smell the roast and crystall. Fresh, with some faint hops. Flavor is nice an malty, with a nice hop balance. Roasty carmel flavors. This is a nice creamy porter.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Rather sweet and chocolatey. Burned aroma. Missing some bitterness. Too sweet for me.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Coloring. Good Head. Very Nice Porter from Sierra. Some Malts, Chocolate, Roasts... Agree with Madsberg that it Seemed to Have a Buttery Flavor... Not Bad!
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Brown and black coloured. Light brown dense and lasting head. Nice looks. Roast, butter and malt in the flavour. Light coffee, light roast, malt, chocolate in the flavour. Is a little thin bodied and dies quickly on the palate. It has the looks, but whats inside isn’t worth running for.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle at the 2004 Crescent Moon Vintage Beer Tasting. This was from 1986! Hoppy, smooth, aged well. It was slightly flat. At 18 years, this beer was old enough to vote!
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the most bitter porters I’ve had. Maybe a skunked batch. Very strong coffee and malt flavor with some maltiness.