ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color - it’s probably the lightest porter I’ve seen in a while. There’s a creamy one-finger head with an off-white shade. Fluffy and thick, it has decent retention and leaves behind good lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is primarily nutty and lightly roasted, with a subtle backing of piny hops. Though they’re a bit lighter than I’d like, there are chocolate and coffee notes on the nose. There’s even some brown sugar and caramel buried beneath it all. This is a surprisingly deep aroma.
T: It’s opening flavor is hoppy and very typically Sierra Nevada (read: Cascade). The excellent finish helps to calm down some of the hop bitterness, supplanting it with decent notes of roasted nuts and chocolate. The robustness is balanced nicely within the sweetness, even if the portery qualities are a bit downplayed.
M: This beer is almost as crisp as SNPA, with an upsurge of sweetness to help iron out any overt finishing bitterness. While the body is somewhat thin, it’s so drinkable I don’t really care. It’s well carbonated, too.
O: Delicious. It’s not as rich as some porters I’ve had - rather, the easy drinking nature is what gives it its wings. This could make a reliable go-to beer when nothing else is available.
tillmac62 (353) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tends to be a bit light compared to the great porters such as Victory at Sea and Founders. It’s very good, but not quite outstanding.
redders1974 (134) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly undetwhemed by this only my second porter brewed in america and after the anchor porter had the other week was maybe over expectant its pours nice chestnut brown with large white and tasn head well carbonated and smokey just doesn’t delivery the knockout porter punch but decent all the same.
swampwater (37) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: A sour, alcohol aroma. Slight notes of malts, and raisins.
Appearance: Almost black, with suspended yeast, and a lingering caramel head.
Taste: Malts, currants, and brown sugar.
Palate: Quite bitter at first, with a smooth and sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Light carbonation.
Overall: Not bad at all. I’m not a porter fan, but this was decent. The yeast suspended in the beer didn’t make it look too appealing, but the taste was there!
chuckstout (305) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a dense beige head and good lacing. Malty, chocolate, floral aroma. Nice medium+ body decent carbonation. Malty a touch of chocolate and roast and some fruit.
edsspoon (700) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - deep mahogany with a dirty cream head. Aroma of chocolate, blackcurrant, cocoa. Taste of roasted malts, chocolated, cocoa and roasted barley. Thin body, medium carbonation.
blueden (27) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beers52 this is a very nice porter, true to style which is unusual for an American brewery brewing an English style.
PlutonowyMan (75) - POLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kolor ciemno br?zowy, pod ?wiat?o z wyra?nymi rubinowymi refleksami. Piana spora, drobno p?cherzykowa, kolor be?owy. Pozostaje w szkle na tyle d?ugo by mo?na by?o nacieszy? si? jej widokiem. Zapach bogaty w karmel, nuty palonych s?odów, delikatnie przypomina o sobie te? ?liwka i rodzynki.Smak jest bogatszy od aromatu, obok wcze?niej wspomnianych karmelu, ?liwek i rodzynek w tle pojawia si? s?aba kawa, ciemny chleb i nik?e nuty czekolady. Porter od Sierra Nevada jest w swojej fakturze bardzo g?adki, prawie aksamitny, przez co pije si? go bardzo ?atwo. Goryczka, która jest na finiszu ka?dego ?yka jest delikatna i bardzo przyjemna. Z minusów móg?bym wymieni?, zbyt du?e nasycenie, oraz alkohol, którego cho? nie jest du?o, to jednak jest mocno wyczuwalny. Mimo tego warto spróbowa?.
Karstenborg (441) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and coffee. Taste is malt, dark chocolate and toasted bread
rdixon77 (1324) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Always a good go to porter. Dark brown. Roasted malts with a nice crisp hop bite (SN style). Pretty good stuff.
TizzleJizzle (716) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Surprised I havent actually logged this brew yet. Poured a translucent maroon-brown with a nice beige head. Taste of roasted malts, cocoa and toffee. Medium carbonation and medium body.