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RATINGS: 2124   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Color is deep and rich brown almost black. Aroma and flavor are both very representative of this beer's heavy malt prescence. Sierra remains one of my favorite breweries and this porter certainly doesn't dissapoint.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Dark Brown, with red highlights, it pours beautifully with a one finger, tightly bubbled tan head. Roasty, yet smooth, it's beautifully balanced and very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Color is dark brown, nearly black. The flavor is quite hoppy and bitter for a porter, with a bit less roastiness than what I'm used to. A lot of coffee in there and some chocolate as well. The palate seems a little thin at first, but the flavor lingers very nicely in the finish. A very good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Bottled. Bought this at a kiosk in Grand Central Station before boarding a train after a business meeting. Upon opening this beer a distinct porter aroma escaped from the pretty blue bottle like a magical beer genie released from his barley lantern. Flavors of expresso, cherries, coffee beans and currant dominate. A complex and smooth porter it also reveals hints of cloves and a definite caramel taste. Nice body with a lingering and oak-tinged finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Mahogany, small head, lots of hops for the style. Consistently good, but I always end up wishing it had a little more body to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2003
very dark brown with a thin head; definite hops aroma; a little lighter bodied than I expected; definite coffee taste

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Good hopped up porter. Big creamy head. Hops and hints of chocolate on the nose. Smooth roasted malt coffee flavor with a nice balanced bitter bite at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2003
Dark brown coloured. Very hoppy aroma for a porter. Notes of caramel, coffee and chocolate in the flavour. Sweet and mild finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 Very dark body creamy thick tan head. Smell of hops instantly. Roasted malty flavor with a bite of hops for bitterness. Very well balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Very little aroma at all. Great appearance with a lacing white head. Dark black. The roasted barley is prominent in the the taste and comes through some some coffee. One dimensional, but good.


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