eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Delicious Porter. What expect from a Sierra Nevada anyway? Sepcial thanks to "Au Grain D’Orge" (Crissier) to start giving attention to Sierra Nevada.
A: Beautiful deep brown color with a huge beige head which dissipates leaving a thin and bubbled beige layer and many lacings around the glass
S: Delicious. Caramel and smoked malts are a must. Some vanilla and yeasts can be felt in the end
T: Delicious too. Light sweet up front. Caramel and smoked malts are a must again. Nice bitter "hoppy" end as a good American craft should be...
M: Medium body and carbonation. Delicious bitterness
[ BA Review @ 7/27/2010 ]
mrhopsbeertalk (144) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really not a fan of this porter. The aroma and flavor are dominated only by roasted barley, little else is discernable. Lacks balance and any diversity of character. The mouthfeel is also very thin.
CacheManyHose (199) - HONG KONG - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark translucent cola-brown with small watery fizzy beige head. Aroma is of deeply roasted (almost burnt/ashy) malt, coffee, cereal. Tastes bitter but lemony, more roasted malt. Smoky but thin. Palate is thin-to-medium and very smooth (in a fine/watery, not creamy, way). Bitter finish. Relatively straightforward but very drinkable.
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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mikeyo1 (233) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Clean aroma of Coffee ,fruits, milk chocolate, ash, subtle citrus. Smooth and dry texture with bread & milk chocolate flavor along with some oranges, red fruits, coffee and nuts. Fruity balanced bitterness.
Andy_ (722) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear ruby reddish brown beer with blonde head. Aroma has chocolate, toasted malts and bread. Flavor has coffee and roasted malts. Palate is medium full with medium carbonation and bitterness. Finish has quite heavy bitterness with bready and toasted malts. Quite straightforward but easily drinkable.
madchemist83 (55) - USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, caramel, bread. Dark coppery brown with off white head. Taste of burnt chocolate and sweet caramel. Overall very pleasant porter.
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/IX/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: IV/24/14 4:56 (2014-970) Thanks to Bene for picking this one up at the shop!
Clear dark purple brown beer, big creamy light beige head, very stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very malty, caramel, burnt raisins, some vanilla, mocha, cocoa powder, chocolate, very roasted, toast. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, bitter hops, coffee, some cocoa powder, grains, malty, little sourish. Aftertaste: hoppy, very roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, little bit of caramel, bitter hops.
sir__v (673) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Delirium Café, Brussels - BE. Color: black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: chocolate and coffee malt with some vanilla notes and whiskey presence. Taste: nice sweet malt taste as chocolate malt and roasted malt. Caramel notes and some alcohol presence. Aftertaste: good chocolate and coffee presence. Nice final malt. Roasted notes. Really nice beer, I recommend it. The balance is not amazing but for the flavor of chocolate it’s a must to try.
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle, pours deep and dark with an off white head. Roasted malt, creamy texture and earthy hop with a nice bitter finish, nicely balanced. Very solid and tasty porter.