LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
NASTY!!! defantly not my type of beer
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sierra Nevada Porter poured a nice middle of the road black color which was ever so slightly red when held up to the light, ergo its knock down on the appearance rating. It maintained a nice, mild head which is by far one of the creamier i have ever tasted. The aroma however was very weak for a porter...it reeked of alcohol when i opened the bottle and aside from roasted malt i really couldnt smell anything else. This porter had very very thinly spread hints of coffee and chocolate. It begins with a mildly carbonated tickle with the roastiness hitting the upper part of your mouth as it goes down...the malt and mild hops kick in for some bitterness in the end and lead into a mild malty aftertaste. I definitely love the way this one feels in my mouth, its too bad the flavor doesnt stick out as much in this porter otherwise i could see it near a 4. Not a bad drink, iíd try it again.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable, easy drinking porter.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth. Slightly bitter and dry. A little chocolatey and a little coffeeish. Nice.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color, very dark, a slim brown head. Smelling of smooth malts, and dark roasted coffee. Tasted very smmoth and sweet, with hints of roasted coffee, roasted malts, sweet malts, and a slight hint of chocolate.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color, medium head. Aroma is roasted malt. A medium bodied porter. Malts are sort of middle of the range. More chocolate than coffee. This beer is also a little hoppier than most porters. Smooth taste. Nice drinkable porter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolatey bitter flavour with slight sour hints. A good beer.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice smooth porter. Subtle chocolate and cofffee malts with mild hop presence.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a funny odor that I canít quite identify...bologna? Tasted fine, although a little hoppy for a porter. Definitely veers towards the chocolate malts rather than coffee; the bitterness in this beer derives primarily from the hops. Looks astounding in the glass with nice legs that stick to the sides of the glass. Kind of salty.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good porter that starts bitter and ends sweet. Both in one sip and in one glass. But some strange white precipitate formed in my glass, so it loses some appearance points.