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RATINGS: 2389   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Decent roasty/chocolate aroma. Thick mouthfeel with nice notes of mocha and coffee. Good mass produced porter.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Poured dark brown with a hint of ruby. A thin bubbly tan head which disappeared quickly. No noticable aroma. A balance taste, dark, somewhat hoppy, but mixed with a chocolate sweetness. Light feel in the mouth - somewhat bubbly. Maybe too light for a porter, but enjoyable nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Odd aroma. Hoppy, but with a touch of chocolate and roast. Pours a very deep brownish ruby, lighter than most other porters. The taste is mostly roasted chocolate with some mocha hints. And overlying all of it (and emerging fully in aftertaste, especially on the back of the tongue), is that crisp hops taste that all SN beers have. Like the stout, itís a more bitter version of a standard beer, and quite original. Yummm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2005
Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Malty aroma with coffee and chocolate notes along a hoppy touch. Roasted malty flavor with some dark fruit and a hoppy bitterness. Finish is not as thick as I would have liked.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3967) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pour is a dark black with no head. Aroma is of dark chocolate malts with a bit of hops in there. Flavor is lots of roastedness going on. Malts aplenty with the right amount of hops. The only downfall is that there is not much body to this as it is kind of watery in the end. Still a decent attempt and another good showing by Sierra Nevada.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque or very dark brown, small brown foamy head. Sweet licoracy and bitter citric aroma. Flavour is a mix of plum, caramel, grapefruit (citric). Aftertaste is kind of ryebreadish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
Darker than other porters Iíve had. Poured with no head... a little disappointing. Smokey flavor and hops are balanced well though. A pretty decent porter. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzywasabeer (35) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2005
12oz bottle, dark with a red hue, 2" coffee head, Malty coffee campfire aromas, tastes of the same, good palate, easy drinker, try one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
I had serous problems finishing this beer. I donít know why. It is quite heavy in spite of the moderate alcohol content. Powerful porter! Hoppy finish!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2005
A dark brown brew with a creamy beige head that fades rather quickly to a creamy yet oily film. Roasted malt aromas with a strong coffee presence, molasses and a touch of diesel fumes. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with a well-roasted flavor of almost-overcooked coffee and a lightly hopped finish.

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