shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the most bitter porters Iíve had. Maybe a skunked batch. Very strong coffee and malt flavor with some maltiness.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The malty aroma is similar to a good stout, strong with coffee and roasted goodness. The flavor is a good full flavor of malt, resonable malt action and a decent crisp hop note on the back side of the palate. This is clearly above average, but could use a shot in the arm to make it the sort of thing I grab off the shelf regurlary
omhper (20182) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker!
Very dark brown, firm creamy beige head. Roasty, coffee aroma. Dry and earthy, rich on choclate. Medium bodied. Hoppy and lightly citric with pleasant, soft, bitter finish. A clean and very classic porter.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmmm....maybe I got a bad bottle. I was expecting to be knocked out. It looked good, but was kinda watery, and the burnt coffee (or something) flavor is way too strong. Iíll try it again some other time.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. Nice aroma; A little hoppy with strong roasted grain. Flavor was sweet with a nice chocolate/toffee flavor. Finish was dry without much bitterness. Very nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is good with not a lot of carbonation. A very good beer.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Bottled. Pours very dark brown, tending towards black and crystal clear with a good sized(for a porter) head of tan, creamy looking foam. Head duration is excellent and lacing is decent. Aroma is nice and not too strong: dominated by yeast with strong caramel malts, some soy, coffee and roastiness, chocolate as it warms...smells terrific, balanced. Medium body as a porter should; soft, creamy, foamy carbonation, dry finish. Flavor is not so balanced as the aroma. Very roasty, almost harsh; caramel malts lead into chocolate malts and a bitter, roasty finish of long duration and a very dry nature wipes out the malts, but not entirely. Perhaps some burnt coffee in there--itís burnt something for certain. =p Great porter to the finish, dazzling aroma, nice flavor, a bit watery on the finish and a bit weak on malts for the amount of bitter hops, but I love hops...very burned, finish lasts until you eat something to soak it up.
Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This used to be the beer I slammed in mass quanities before gigs. None of my other friends liked it however. Its pitch black and it has a coffee flavor to it. I crave sweets with this beer. I taste chocolate as well. Another great beer from Sierra!
Foxbush (1355) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an excellent porter from Sierra Nevada. The head was creamy but did not last long. The flavor was smooth and typical Porter. Color was a deep dark brown. This draght was enjoyed at a Richmond Pub with a wide selection of beers.
IndianaRed (2647) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a very dark brown with verly little head or lacing and barley enough carbonation to feel. Aroma is a subdued coffee, nutty, and dark chocolate. Tasteed a bit plain with no real strong flavors. Coffee and dark roast grain. Not verry sweet. Slightly nutty and tasty in general. Finish was pleasant and smooth.
A nice porter.
shadey (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Pour is a thin looking black. Looks more watery than other porters. Head is a very thin white that appears only around the edges. The aroma is faint and only of slightly burnt barley or grain. Texture is watery. It would have been interesting if I hadnít already tried MUCH better porters. Itís decent, but not nearly the level of others.