NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 Re-rate
Aroma is mild roast and coffee with a faint hint of chocolate. Body is black and holds a three finger thick mocha head that is very slow to diminish. fore is a touch thin, but has a good base flavor of roasted malt, smooth creamed coffee and chocolate and a slightly sweeter caramel tinged finish. A little sharper int he finish than I’d like, but stilla decent brew.
From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. Nice to see a Macro-Micro Brewery that can get it right. Solid porter that is well balanced and drinkable.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2005 Not bad at all. Pours a nice jet black, head didn’t really stick around. Smells of some roasted grains and aroma hops, but nothing overpowering. The flavor stays true to the smell - I like the stout better because of the more bitterness. Overall, this is an easy drinking porter.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall not bad. Not as good as the Sierra Nevada stout. Lighter, almost thin, mouth feel for a porter, but nice dark color. Flavor fades fast.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown in color. Bottle. Malty aroma and roasty. Nice malty flavor. Very roasty. Nice beer. Enjoyable.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with almost a hint of red to it. Nice subtle roasted flavor, nothing too strong. Choco/coffee flavor finishes roasty as well. Tastes fairly mellow, but there is something there.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown, tan fluffy head, with nice lacing. Aroma is malty, and I can smell the roast and crystall. Fresh, with some faint hops. Flavor is nice an malty, with a nice hop balance. Roasty carmel flavors. This is a nice creamy porter.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Rather sweet and chocolatey. Burned aroma. Missing some bitterness. Too sweet for me.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Coloring. Good Head. Very Nice Porter from Sierra. Some Malts, Chocolate, Roasts... Agree with Madsberg that it Seemed to Have a Buttery Flavor... Not Bad!
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Brown and black coloured. Light brown dense and lasting head. Nice looks. Roast, butter and malt in the flavour. Light coffee, light roast, malt, chocolate in the flavour. Is a little thin bodied and dies quickly on the palate. It has the looks, but whats inside isn’t worth running for.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle at the 2004 Crescent Moon Vintage Beer Tasting. This was from 1986! Hoppy, smooth, aged well. It was slightly flat. At 18 years, this beer was old enough to vote!