Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This used to be the beer I slammed in mass quanities before gigs. None of my other friends liked it however. Its pitch black and it has a coffee flavor to it. I crave sweets with this beer. I taste chocolate as well. Another great beer from Sierra!
Foxbush (1422) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an excellent porter from Sierra Nevada. The head was creamy but did not last long. The flavor was smooth and typical Porter. Color was a deep dark brown. This draght was enjoyed at a Richmond Pub with a wide selection of beers.
IndianaRed (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a very dark brown with verly little head or lacing and barley enough carbonation to feel. Aroma is a subdued coffee, nutty, and dark chocolate. Tasteed a bit plain with no real strong flavors. Coffee and dark roast grain. Not verry sweet. Slightly nutty and tasty in general. Finish was pleasant and smooth.
A nice porter.
shadey (1967) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Pour is a thin looking black. Looks more watery than other porters. Head is a very thin white that appears only around the edges. The aroma is faint and only of slightly burnt barley or grain. Texture is watery. It would have been interesting if I hadnít already tried MUCH better porters. Itís decent, but not nearly the level of others.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled from 207th street warehouse
Has a dark black color, very smooth going down some cocoa aroma.Good malt and chocolate mix in flavor.
Even my friends liked this
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very respectable porter. Pours a dark reddish brown with a foamy tan head. Roasted grain, chocolate malt nose. Full bodied. Creamy and smooth. Nice blend of coffee and chocolate and caramel in the flavor. Very good.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 Smells like a porter with coffee and chocolate notes. Has a small tan head that dissipates quickly. A good porter with a smooth creamy taste. Hints of chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Just had one at slightly below room temp and it was a perfect 5 for me. It had an incrediable milk chocoloate aroma and taste. Just like melting chocolate and drinking it.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown with a small white head. A smooth creamy taste. Roasted malts with coffee hints. Great from start to finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours to a very dark ruby/brown color with a small light brown head. Iíve had this beer a few times before, but hadnít rated it. The malts are very well represented in the aroma - you can smell the darker roasted malts as well as the nice caramel scent. There are also generous amounts of chocolate and some hops here. This first sip of this beer really nails your mouth with carbonation and hop bitterness. It quickly opens up with some more chocolate, hop spiciness, and bitter espresso. Finishes dry and bitter on the tongue. This beer had too much carbonation, something I take points off for, and also something that makes it more difficult to discern all the flavors in the beer. I also tend to like my porters smoother and showing a bit more of their malt characteristics. If you like your porters bitter and hoppy, this oneís for you.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark body capped with a one finger beige head that sticks around. Nose is straight roasted malts and a little chocolate. First flavor notes are roasted malts, carbonation, and some hops. Secondary notes are toffe, sugar, and grape. Great mouthfeel-kinda creamy and sharp, but not too much so. This is a very good beer. I could see drinking this all night at the pub. Finish notes are toffee and alcohol.