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RATINGS: 2146   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Good! head.Faint lace.Smells like that wonderful "sierra nevada" yeast,in a porter...yum.Good solid porter taste w/ that great hoppy (sierra) trademark taste that works for these tatesbuds.Carbonation is strong even after a hearty pour.I like the yeast these cats are brewin' with.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Another classic. Strong coffee flavors with choclate overtones. Hops balance everything out. A good porter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Hops are good, but this porter just didn't suit my tastebuds well...in the glass, it looked like a very nice porter, but as I drank it, all I could think of was "hops!" I like my porter to be a nice balance of hops, malt, chocolate and coffee flavors, and this just did not do it for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
On tap. Dark brown and reddish tint. Dark coffee aroma. Coffee, chocolate, and toffee flavors, very chewy and sweet. Lacking a bit in hops, but it didn't take away from this beer. Very drinkable and smooth. Great porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Dark ruby color with a small tan head. Notes of coffee and chocolate, roasted malt. I am somewhat taken aback by the lack of hops in the aroma and taste considering it is a Sierra product. To much fizziness gives it a cola feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Poured very dark, not opaque with a large fluffy light tan head. Roasty aroma with a light chocolate and coffee taste. It left a slight lacing on the glass.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Ahhh, this is a good porter. Dark brown color and a tall creamy head that looks like closed cell foam through the side of the glass. Just enough hops to balance the roasted maltiness. No overwhelming bitter finish. Ahhh, yes, a good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Exactly what i'd expect in a portah... roasted choco-coffee maltiness. good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Damn fine brew. Dark dark brown with just a little mocha head. Medium body, about what I'd expected. Malty flavor with some roasted chocolate/coffee flavor and some hops showing through at the end. Very well balanced and tasty. Goes down well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a nice deep, dark brown with dark ruby highlights, the head is very tannish, light brown and creamy, about an inch high and holds together like vaniila ice cream in a root beer float, amazing divets and lumpyness! Smell is pretty mild and mellow of roasted malt, a bit sweet and lightly chocolatey tanged. Not much flavor to speak of, a tad to tame, but still heavy enough for good drinkin'. Feels medium body and smooth with a sweet nearly bitter tang thats easy to handle.


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