erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black less syrupy than the stout. Smells of burnt toast with a slight alcohol nose. Don’t enjoy as much as their Stout. Needs a little more body.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer overall and everything I expect from a porter, but it really just seems mediocre for the style.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a tasty porter. I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favorites, but it is more accessible than some of my favorites.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pulls in right behind Black Butte Porter. That’s all I have to say.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just a solid porter that’s easy to find for me. hits with a nice hoppy roasted malt falvor that i like.
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
NASTY!!! defantly not my type of beer
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sierra Nevada Porter poured a nice middle of the road black color which was ever so slightly red when held up to the light, ergo its knock down on the appearance rating. It maintained a nice, mild head which is by far one of the creamier i have ever tasted. The aroma however was very weak for a porter...it reeked of alcohol when i opened the bottle and aside from roasted malt i really couldnt smell anything else. This porter had very very thinly spread hints of coffee and chocolate. It begins with a mildly carbonated tickle with the roastiness hitting the upper part of your mouth as it goes down...the malt and mild hops kick in for some bitterness in the end and lead into a mild malty aftertaste. I definitely love the way this one feels in my mouth, its too bad the flavor doesnt stick out as much in this porter otherwise i could see it near a 4. Not a bad drink, i’d try it again.
JFGrind (1800) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable, easy drinking porter.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth. Slightly bitter and dry. A little chocolatey and a little coffeeish. Nice.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color, very dark, a slim brown head. Smelling of smooth malts, and dark roasted coffee. Tasted very smmoth and sweet, with hints of roasted coffee, roasted malts, sweet malts, and a slight hint of chocolate.