DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Chocolatey aroma..Chocolately but hoppy flavor with a sweet finish
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Of the "front line" (in my world)
of S.N. beers (Pale, Stout, Porter),
I think the Porter is the
weak link. In absolute terms,
it is a decent brew. I find it
a bit over-hopped and
under-bodied compared to
other porters. Kinda feels
like they took some SN stout
and added 15% water! Easier
to find and cheaper than
Anchor Porter, but not nearly
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A sweet malty aroma. Good balance. A solid porter for any occasion.
bbrock81 (297) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Only the third porter Iíve had, but itís really good. Excellent roasted flavor. Not as good as Anchor, but still worth trying, and itís nice to have for a little diversity in the fridge. Heaven knows you canít just drink the same thing every day!
trappistsrule (4) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Porters are a new experience for me. Like a stout but with more hoppy bitterness and flavor/aroma. Not as good as Anchorís, though.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Big, tasty flavor. Creamy sweet coffee flavor. Complex, hoppy and just great. A great food matching beer. A regular.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-rate: Sort of a sneaky metallic flavor lowered this a few notches for me.
Dark, creamy and delicious. Perfect sweet/hoppy balance. This is must try beer.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a good porter, roasted coffee taste, with hints of toffee and a burntish aroma, I like it.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite porters. Roasted malt, exquisite smoothness, and bit of hop backbone. As far as domestic porters, the only ones that really stand out in my mind are Sierra Nevada, Anchor, and Stegmaier. Top notch porter. A good standard to judge others by.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
too much hop, too little roasty smokey. gorgeous chocolate brown color, fizzy as opposed to frothy. ironically i dislike hoppy beers and oddly enough i prefer their pale ale.