BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Magnifico! Simply, and without a doubt, one of the finest porters I've ever eaten (and, yes, it is so thick and rich as to be eaten, not simply drank!) Very creamy, beautiful head, notes of licorice, chocolate and coffee are all here. Just the right blend of hops and malts. Sierra Nevada, as usual, comes through yet again.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good! head.Faint lace.Smells like that wonderful "sierra nevada" yeast,in a porter...yum.Good solid porter taste w/ that great hoppy (sierra) trademark taste that works for these tatesbuds.Carbonation is strong even after a hearty pour.I like the yeast these cats are brewin' with.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another classic. Strong coffee flavors with choclate overtones. Hops balance everything out. A good porter.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hops are good, but this porter just didn't suit my tastebuds well...in the glass, it looked like a very nice porter, but as I drank it, all I could think of was "hops!" I like my porter to be a nice balance of hops, malt, chocolate and coffee flavors, and this just did not do it for me.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown and reddish tint. Dark coffee aroma. Coffee, chocolate, and toffee flavors, very chewy and sweet. Lacking a bit in hops, but it didn't take away from this beer. Very drinkable and smooth. Great porter.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color with a small tan head. Notes of coffee and chocolate, roasted malt. I am somewhat taken aback by the lack of hops in the aroma and taste considering it is a Sierra product. To much fizziness gives it a cola feel.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very dark, not opaque with a large fluffy light tan head. Roasty aroma with a light chocolate and coffee taste. It left a slight lacing on the glass.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ahhh, this is a good porter. Dark brown color and a tall creamy head that looks like closed cell foam through the side of the glass. Just enough hops to balance the roasted maltiness. No overwhelming bitter finish. Ahhh, yes, a good porter.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exactly what i'd expect in a portah... roasted choco-coffee maltiness. good stuff.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn fine brew. Dark dark brown with just a little mocha head. Medium body, about what I'd expected. Malty flavor with some roasted chocolate/coffee flavor and some hops showing through at the end. Very well balanced and tasty. Goes down well.