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RATINGS: 2382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2006
This is my porter benchmark. As roasted as can be, with a mix of chocolate and coffee flavors, the body isnít too thick but I donít even care. Sure there are better porters out there, but in my eyes I have yet to find one that fully embodies the style like this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Poures a deep brown color with a small light tan head that didnt stick around for long. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of malts and coffee with slight chocolate with a slightly bitter finish. Mouth is kinda thin and fairly carbonated. Also rather tangy on the sides of the tounge. Overall a pretty decent porter though not my personal favorite.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bottled. Dark black, opaque pour with a nice creamy, tall, light beige head. Malty aroma of hay, corn, chocolate nougat, and a hint of vanilla. Iím reminded of the smell of a half-eaten Three Muskateers bar that has been dropped on the ground and returned to my mouth in order to blow off any collected dirt. Mouthfeel is a full-bodied bubbly cripsy wafer. Clean rich flavor with a bit of bittersweet chocolate, but not so much that its overbearing. A bit of saltiness is almost there as well, but only a subtle amount like that found from the meat of a smoked chub. Interesting cocoa powder residue for a smack.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 16, 2006
this one eluded me for a long time untill one day, i pulled from the very back of the fridge and asked the beer to meet me in my glass for a redezvous. poured deep brown with little head retention. nose of smokey malt and flint. mouth was more of an espresso flavor of sorts with a lengthy bitterness and flatness. probably a little past its prime for tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle: Poured a medium black color porter with a medium size off-white head with pretty good retention. Aroma of roasted malt with a nice touch of coffee and chocolate. Taste is a well balance mix between roasted chocolate and coffee malt with some medium bitterness at the end. Another good well balance product from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Another great beer from Sierra Nevada. I have always enjoyed the Pale Ale and decided to give the porter a try. It has a great dark rich flavor. Still a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2006
Just picked this up from the Excellent beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn (in Norfolk, England). Have had the Pale Ale before & this one looked very tempting. Lovely Deep Black colour, this brownish head. Tick-ish, creamy feel. Very drinkable for a 5.6%er

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours a very dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Tastes the same with a smooth, slightly bitter taste. A good porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pretty boring. Flavor isnít incredibly complex. Tastes like a combination of every porter that I have ever had. Not a stand out in the field, but not a bad beer in any way.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1230) - USA - MAR 5, 2006
Dark with off white head. Taste is of roasted malts with a bitter finish. Decent hop taste behind the roasted flavor. Easy to drink and flavorable if not as robust as some porters. Avalibility also tends to be a strong suit, nice to see I can pick this up in grocery stores when I donít have time to find a decent beer store.


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