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RATINGS: 2281   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foxbush (1422) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shadey (1967) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2004
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 great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 27, 2004
Pours dark dark brown with a small white head. A smooth creamy taste. Roasted malts with coffee hints. Great from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
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.

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