tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown coloured. Very hoppy aroma for a porter. Notes of caramel, coffee and chocolate in the flavour. Sweet and mild finish.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was rich with coffe esters and a hint of hops. Deep dark and rich appearance. Flavor was coffee, mildly sweet and unexpected hop bite. A little lighter in palate and mouth feel than expected. Overall a good porter.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2008-08-27, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Dark brown color with mahogany shades. Some roasted malt and caramel, medium sweet, not aggressive, but not too complex.
2003-11-05, bottle, 9-5-7-5-16=42
Dark color; beige creamy head. Very nice aroma: malt, roasted malt, coffee, hop, light cardboard, phenol. Dry mouthfeel, but very well balanced. Very good final, quite complex, dominated by the roasted, and then the caramel, the hop, the liquorice.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark porter with no head. Caramel chocolate smell. A little smokey. Good. Not too much hops which is what I was expecting from this beer. Light aftertaste. Lots of carbonation.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little to heavy and chalky but actually pretty good. It is not a "classic" by any means but it has the coffe taste that porters should have. I like it and wascertainly pleased except of the slight thickness and aftertaste.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Much better than I expected from Sierra. This porter has good head but no lacing. The aroma is pretty weak. Very dark brown. Lots of hops and chocolate with a burnt taste. Great porter.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 head disapated quickly. I didn't get any sense of "creaminness" the descripion suggests. Burnt , roastiness, pretty hoppy. Not bad at all but lacks in Palate.