delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium of the range Porter. Cola syryp black. Taste of malts throughout...didn’t get much of a hop tickle. Much better as it comes to room temp.
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 A nicely balanced Porter - medium bodied and medium carbonated - sweet malts with an aftertaste of hop bitterness - caramel and roasted malts with a hint of licorice - smokey, too. Enjoyable.
BillKismet (3866) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Generally, Sierra Nevada underwhelms me with their over-hyped selection of beers. However, this was an enjoyable surprise. A dark roasted porter with a burnt smoky finish. Highly flavorful and drinkable by the pitcher
JDiddle77 (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada has an uncanny ability to mass produce beer and keep their high standards of quality. This especially shines through in their porter. A very dark beer that goes down smooth and has just the right amount of bitterness. If you enjoy porters, give this one a shot.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby brown, medium sized tan fluffy head. Some roastiness in the aroma, with a tinge of floral hop. Nutty, toasty flavors with a acrid note of roastiness. Resdiual malt sweetness with a gentle bracing of hop bitterness. Slight caramel flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, and fairly smooth. My favorite from SN.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A rich, smooth porter, with a bit of sweetness contrasted a restrained roastiness.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jimhilt (2560) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.