Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I ma not a big fan of porters but i give thumbs up to sierra nevada on this one. Looks good, tastewise u can get a hint of chcolate but it is mixed with the right amount of hops
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Creamy and smooth as all hell, with a beautiful dark body and full, fluffy head. Chocolate and roasted malts are prevalent, with a touch of hops in the end. Very nice indeed.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massive flavor. For a standard gravity brew this one has nearly the character of a good imperial stout. Hoppy with a mix of citrus and spice that complements the dark chocolate/ toffee flavors from the malt. Often American porters have a clean hard bitterness that conflicts witht the bitterness of the roast malt. Not so in this beer. Bitter, yes. Harsh, no. With Bellís, one of the best robust porters in the states.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This stuff smelled and tasted like cough medicine to me, which came as a surprise. Hopefully I just got a bad batch.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beuatiful black color rich chocolateflavour smooth dark dry malt charactor
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy and I love hopps.
albertk99 (12) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and hoppy, great aftertaste that lingers. Wonderful Porter.
Panzuriel (1180) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Among the best porters on the market. Dark and beautiful appearance. Good aroma. Wonderful roasted chocolately flavor filling your mouth and lingering beyond the swallow. Very nice. Very excellent porter.
Nate (3326) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malts, choc and vanilla, smoke and coffee in the nose. Tootsie Roll. Dark, dark brown with small off white head. Medium oily body and medium carb. Bit of acidity and sourness. Tootsie Roll, sweet flavor. Light bitter roasts, with pleasant dry after. A very nice, well-balanced porter.