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RATINGS: 2382   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


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 (4801) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Coffee and chocolate aroma, clear burgundy, good sized toffee head, plenty of lace. Rich mocha flavour, toasty, some burnt almonds. Well balanced, quite bitter, woody and a very dry finish. Impressive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2005
On tap. Had this at a fireworks display, I was shocked to find anythig worth drinking. This is a pretty average porter, with a very roasted character. Not much in the way of layers to the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate with notes of liquorice and coffee. Nice roasted flavour with lots of liquorice, coffee and chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color and medium off-white head. Medium roasted malt aroma. Well balanced malt, coffee flavor with small bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Good aroma and appearance. Smells like chocolate and roasted malt. The color is dark brown and the head leaves nice lace in the glass. The flavor is OK but you can really taste the alcohol and its a little on the bitter side. Besides bitter there are caramel and chocolate notes to this one. The after taste is bitter coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Black colour with thin tan head. Mild roased malt nose. Medium roasted malt taste with lingering bitter malt taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2005
The bottle poured a deep-garnet liquid with a small tan rocky head. The head did not last long but did leave some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was dominated by malt characteristics such as caramel with hints of chocolate. It had a medium to full body with medium carbonation. The flavor started off slightly bitter with notes of sweet, dried fruit. The middle continued to be slightly bitter and the finish was long-lasting and very dry.


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