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RATINGS: 2221   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Nice and dark with an off-white head. Good lacing. Roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Flavors are the same. Very smooth, creamy and thick. A little dry on the finish but a good palate overall with a subtle coffee flavor. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Poured black with thick rich head...smells coffee and chocolate...very malty smooth flavor...much better than the stout...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Ok cant believe I havent had this one before. Served from the regular SN 12 oz bottle. Quite an attractive looking beer, brown with hints of deep red/garnet, large creamy light tan head.lots of carbonation visible. The aroma is somewaht strange IMO for a porter,very fruity,figgy,sugarysweet..strange but not unpleasant. this is quite a sweet porter compared to most of its class.Nice malt accents, though not too roasted.Unusual taste but I like it. Very nice on the palte ,finishes semi-dry with a hint of bitterness. A quite unusual porter..but good none-the -less.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2004
The SN Porter pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. It has a pillowy tan head that goes down to a thin film that laces the glass.

Its aroma is dry, earthy roasted chocolate, with some figs and some coffee-like bitterness.

The flavor is sweet maltiness trending towards roasted up front with some figgy notes, which is followed by a crisp bitter finish with just the right amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy, but a little on the thin side.

Overall, a very well balanced porter. So far it’s my favorite of the Sierra Nevada line up, and is one of the better porters I’ve had.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 Re-rate <P> Aroma is mild roast and coffee with a faint hint of chocolate. Body is black and holds a three finger thick mocha head that is very slow to diminish. fore is a touch thin, but has a good base flavor of roasted malt, smooth creamed coffee and chocolate and a slightly sweeter caramel tinged finish. A little sharper int he finish than I’d like, but stilla decent brew. <P> From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. Nice to see a Macro-Micro Brewery that can get it right. Solid porter that is well balanced and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Deep dark brown in color. Bottle. Malty aroma and roasty. Nice malty flavor. Very roasty. Nice beer. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2004
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.


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