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RATINGS: 2389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
A rich, smooth porter, with a bit of sweetness contrasted a restrained roastiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Aroma had a roasted maltiness to it. Brown body with tan head and decent lacing. Flavor was of mixure of choclate and roasted nuts and little creamy. Smooth easy drinking porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2005
Nice malty aroma. Good dark brown color, somewhat coke-like, but I hesitate to say that because some consider that to be a negative thing. The head is a nice tan color that lasted much longer than I expected. To my taste buds, there’s a bittersweet chocolate flavor. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smoother than I’d expect. I definitely enjoyed this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown/red pour, small thick tan head. Slightly sweet aroma - almost oil like. Sharp roasted malt taste - certainly a full bodied porter. A really well balanced beer. Lingering dry hop taste at the end. Nothing extreme just a very solid porter and a pleasure to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Pours a light tan, five finger-head that vanishes slowly leaving a good lace. Deep amber color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee/chocolate. Starts with more malts than hops so some sweetness, roasted coffee flavor, finish has a hint of hops. $2.58 for a 12oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
12oz bottle - Pours deep dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is pretty much the same with a nice hop kick thrown on the finish. On the palate this is creamy and mouthcoating. A delicious porter and one I could easily come back to again and again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Sierra Nevada makes extremely well-balanced beers. Complexity, drinkability, everything is balanced perfectly. This porter is very drinkable, but could benefit only from having a little more flavor (I prefer SN’s stout.) Overall a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Compared to the stout, this was ok. I am just so used to the IPMY’s so I fee this is a bit watery. Still, a very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle. I didn’t pour it, but I’ll post what I can. Excellent flavor of bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee. Fairly light body for a dark beer, but very pleasant. Not overly heavy. Grreat creamy consistency. Malty body with a bitter hoppy finish. Very nice beer - by far the best I’ve had from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4939) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
Dark with a creamy head.Slight nuttiness with a hint of roast in the aftertaste. Quite a good example of this tyle


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