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RATINGS: 2118   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


3.6
   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 (5104) - 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 (4400) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2003
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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2003
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.


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