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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2003
#200. Translucent dark ruby-brown color and a well-retained cottony beige head. Aroma of raisins, peppery hop spice, chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of anise. Flavor of roasted malts with some nice fruity sourness and a crisp hop finish. An easy-going, medium-bodied palate. Subdued but quite an enjoyable porter overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
Tasted in Lake Tahoe. Dark colour, light tan head. Malty taste with hint caramel, but generally thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 A nice, easy-drinking porter. Had little head. Smelled strongly of alcohol. Could have benefited from stronger flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
Some sweet chocolatey malts, some burntness and some vanilla. Nice soft, citrusy hoppy finish. Leans towards the hops more than the malts, kind like drinking a dark IPA or something. Quite enjoyable and easy to drink. Tasty (Bottle- GBBF 03')

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2200) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
Black in colour with a tan head. Aroma was roasty, with dark chocolate and coffee beans. Flavour has medium roast, coffee, slightly sweet and slight bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet with a medium dark chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Dark brown in color with a large beige frothy head. Aroma is light malt with notes of chocolate, some hops as well. Flavor is roasted malt and grain with chocolate. Finish has some bitterness but not overdone. An excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Smooth, strong, and rich with a nice hops backing. It's hard to go wrong with this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Smells and looks very inviting. Very dark brown with a medium head that diminishes fairly quickly. Creamy nose, and the malt flavor comes through quite a bit. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
This beer pours very dark, with a small white head. Aroma is of malt, and a little nutty goodness. Flavor is a bit sweet, but I don't taste much chocolate, as others seem to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2003 This is probably the first Sierra Nevada beer I've had where the hops are not the distinguishing feature. Although not screaming with Sierra's signature, this still had that bite to it. Deep burgandy body with a decent head, smells strongly of roasted barley, and lo and behold it tastes like it too. Nothing too fancy going on here, pretty much a standard porter with a touch of hops, but nice and roasty, and definitely tasty.

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