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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2003
Very much a classic for the porter style. Lightly hopped medium bodied. Nutty and cholocate flavor. Smooth. Somewhat of an acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2003
Licorice chocolate, coffee aroma. Little layer of a head on the black brew, no carbonation. Nice chocolate, malt and licorice taste, fullmouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - APR 14, 2003
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElGaucho (2208) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2003
Nice porter. Very rich and hoppy...something I would definitely buy again...especially when its cooler outside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazyvin (1943) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2003
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Another winner by Sierra Nevada. Good example of a Porter. Dark brown with off white head. Mod lacing and a good mouthfeel.

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