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RATINGS: 2118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a nice deep, dark brown with dark ruby highlights, the head is very tannish, light brown and creamy, about an inch high and holds together like vaniila ice cream in a root beer float, amazing divets and lumpyness! Smell is pretty mild and mellow of roasted malt, a bit sweet and lightly chocolatey tanged. Not much flavor to speak of, a tad to tame, but still heavy enough for good drinkin'. Feels medium body and smooth with a sweet nearly bitter tang thats easy to handle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2003
I was reluctant to try this but once I did I couldn't stop drinking it! Very nice brown color, tan head, and such wonderful taste. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2464) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Pitch black with a ruby red glow when held up to the light. Dark tan head. Spicey hop nose backed up by some chocolate notes. Medium body. Good malt to hop flavor balance. Maybe a little to hoppy for a porter? Taste some chocolate and some caramel. Clean dry finish.Laceing holds on to the end. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2003
This Porter had a medium tan head with fine-small sized bubbles. The body is a dark brown color. It has a chocolate flavor to it. The coffee flavor is not too strong which is to my liking. This is a smooth Porter, but it seemed to be lacking something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 13, 2003
This brew poured a small head of light brown finely sized bubbles and a opaque brown body. It has anice sweet malt aroma of medium strength. It has a strong coffee flavor that finished a tad bitter. Over-all, it a smooth beer with a good wake me up flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2003
If it says Sierra Nevada, it's got to be great. Dark and malty with a hint of hops. gotta love it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Dark brown color,small tan head that faded quickly.roasted malt aroma,slightly hopped.Caramel and chocolate as well.The taste was watery at first then it turned to malt and chocolate,mild chocolate.Mildly hopped.the carbonation is kind of strong for this style,i'm used to a more mellow carbonation porter.you definately get a dose of hops in the after taste along with a bitter sweet malt.Pretty good brew,but hard to drink in large quatities.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Bottle: Dark, dark brown with a slight head. Better when warm! Chocolatey and roasty - very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 Deep brown color, firm tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, some smoke, mild hops. Similar flavor, lightly sweet, finish is a bit bitter from both the hops and a touch of coffee flavor. Medium to full bodied. Very nice beer.


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