biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark brown with a thin head; definite hops aroma; a little lighter bodied than I expected; definite coffee taste
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 (5103) - 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 (4433) - 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.