stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too hoppy for a porter, and the taste wasn't chocolatey enough for me. It just seems like a darker pale ale with the same taste. Won't try again.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2003 Medium head atop a dark cola-colored body. Aroma was heavy, dominated by malts. Very roasty. Flavor seemed uninspired to me. Just heavy malts and subtle hops. Not very complex or outstanding in any direction. I gave it a low appearance rating because of the uninspired and ameturish packaging (this goes for the other Sierra Nevada products as well). The label suggest nothing of a rich brewery heritage, a cutting edge style, or an amusing anecdotal theme. Label looks like a box of melted Crayolas not a label for a fine brew.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much a classic for the porter style. Lightly hopped medium bodied. Nutty and cholocate flavor. Smooth. Somewhat of an acidic finish.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Licorice chocolate, coffee aroma. Little layer of a head on the black brew, no carbonation. Nice chocolate, malt and licorice taste, fullmouth.
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - APR 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nose of dark chocolate, nicht frothy tan head, and a dark dark black body. Lush toasted malt tastes with chocolate tones and a coffee-like finish. A little tobacco and licorice too. Maybe too thin, but in line for a porter. Wonderfull.
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet, high alcohol aroma with notes of roasted malt. Dark reddish black body with a light brown head. Very good flavor; has the Sierra Nevada signature. Rich and full bodied. Yummy.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice porter. Very rich and hoppy...something I would definitely buy again...especially when its cooler outside.
crazyvin (1943) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great porter! Nicey sweet aroma. Its malty taste blends well with its sweet almost caramelly taste. It is only slightly better then Ancor's porter. Still the best porter made in USA.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A more bitter porter, then again it shouldn't be a surprise coming from this brewery. Overall, not bad, but I prefer the sweeter porters, but that's just me.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another winner by Sierra Nevada. Good example of a Porter. Dark brown with off white head. Mod lacing and a good mouthfeel.