smoosh (534) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark, dark brown with a slight head. Better when warm! Chocolatey and roasty - very nice.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 Deep brown color, firm tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, some smoke, mild hops. Similar flavor, lightly sweet, finish is a bit bitter from both the hops and a touch of coffee flavor. Medium to full bodied. Very nice beer.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coke color. Medium size head. Heavy malt aroma. Not as much hops as other porters but still a nice taste.Could use a little more chocolate or something sweet.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 A great American porter. Classic example of the style. Not too bitter, much better than some porters I’ve had. Plenty of malty
taste here, with that Cascade hops zing to the finish. A great beer in my book. 2006 update: This beer has certainly changed since I had it last. It’s much more roasty now than it was. More roasted malts than before, that much is certain. A little too bitter nowadays though.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too hoppy for a porter, and the taste wasn't chocolatey enough for me. It just seems like a darker pale ale with the same taste. Won't try again.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 Medium head atop a dark cola-colored body. Aroma was heavy, dominated by malts. Very roasty. Flavor seemed uninspired to me. Just heavy malts and subtle hops. Not very complex or outstanding in any direction. I gave it a low appearance rating because of the uninspired and ameturish packaging (this goes for the other Sierra Nevada products as well). The label suggest nothing of a rich brewery heritage, a cutting edge style, or an amusing anecdotal theme. Label looks like a box of melted Crayolas not a label for a fine brew.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much a classic for the porter style. Lightly hopped medium bodied. Nutty and cholocate flavor. Smooth. Somewhat of an acidic finish.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Licorice chocolate, coffee aroma. Little layer of a head on the black brew, no carbonation. Nice chocolate, malt and licorice taste, fullmouth.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nose of dark chocolate, nicht frothy tan head, and a dark dark black body. Lush toasted malt tastes with chocolate tones and a coffee-like finish. A little tobacco and licorice too. Maybe too thin, but in line for a porter. Wonderfull.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet, high alcohol aroma with notes of roasted malt. Dark reddish black body with a light brown head. Very good flavor; has the Sierra Nevada signature. Rich and full bodied. Yummy.