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RATINGS: 2284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2004
33cl bottle from onlyfinebeer. Most enjoyable. Dark brown with beige head. Roast malt/chocolate/vanilla/caramel aroma. Good medium mouthfeel. Good roast finish with a little hop bitterness coming through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Chico countyís version of a porter. This one is smooth, a bit roasted, but without the common nutty flavor found in many porters. Not too malty. Nothing dominates or jumps out as acutely descriptive of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5359) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
Sept, 2003: Bottle. Smooth and malty with a nice mix of caramel and cough mixture. A very pleasant and easy drinking bit of the dark stuff. Iíll have another!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Nice thick head for a porter and decent lacing. Aroma is very weak and smells like stale chocolate. Flavor is slightly roasted malt, chocolate, and rice. Aftertaste is kind of a dirty mouthfeel and of wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
Brown light whispy brown head.. no real aroma.. light coffee flavour sweet malty... light palate..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
from the bottle. poured dark brown with a creamy light tan head. flavor,dark chocolate. malts, roasted nuts, coffee,hint of hops. flavor coffee, chocolate the bitter sweet kind, roasted malts. nice smooth mouth feel enjoyed this one very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Nearly black with a hint of red. A nice sweet and roasted nose. Chocolate, milky. The roasty flavor prevails, with a decent hop bitterness to accentuate the roastiness. Not very complex, but tasty and enjoyable. Extremely well balanced and it coats the palate well. Solid. Overall a very fine offering. On a side note I had a bottle from 1982 of this in 2004 and it held up amazingly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Good porter but not a strong as iíve come to expect. A little disappointing for a Sierra Nevada

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dowdfather (8) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2004 Bit new at this so Iíll make it short but sweet. Average tasting compared to others Iíve had (which are not alot but really good!). Would have given higher overall if not for aftertaste which was a bit sour or bitter?? A bit watery tasting as well. Not watered down, but watery? Iíve re-rated, it began to taste better to me over the course of the six pack. Not the most technical rendition but will have to do until I get the hang and sample more beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
roasted maltiness, very smooth mouthfeel, ends with a little hoppy bite, hints of chocolate, nutty

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