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.
triplehopped (54) - - SEP 10, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a full, light-brown head; heavy lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Taste is a slight, yet pleasant, bitter with complimentary sweetness. Creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. A solid porter; mild compared to some but robust enough to satisfy.
Hanoi (636) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is malt, chocolate, plum,, hint of wood . Taste is caramel, raisin, plums, malts, hint of sweet coffee, slightly yeasty, herbal hop note.
Lovely traditional porter that is note perfect.
AStoutFan (20) - Geneva, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown. Very quick off white head pops up, but it is weak and frothy and hides until the bottom of the glass. Taste is a complex bitter that is enjoyable, but it lingers a little too long. Good beer, very drinkable for a porter, but nothing to write home about.
cervezadrinker (45) - MEXICO - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 mL, very dark beer with slightly tanned creamy head that lingers a little. aroma is very rich and intense with a marked tendency to roasted cocoa malts, the taste is sweet well balanced with the bitterness, chocolate malts very present but with a nice coffee and nuts touch, very pleasant, one of the best porters i’ve ever had and since its my 1st Sierra Nevada beer ill definitely check their others brews. great porter
Travlr (16776) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown color, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is roasty cocoa. Very nice.
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Flanagan’s. Beau Porter assez classique, sec, légèrement crémeux présentant un bel équilibre entre maltage et houblonnage. En effet, en bouche les saveurs maltées, d’abord chocolatées à l’attaque, assez acqueuses, se terminent avec un goût caramélisé légèrement aigre, avec un arrière-goût de noisette mais qui ne surpasse pas un beau houblonnage sec à la fois résineux et herbacé sans vraie longueur. Très savoureux à déguster .
kermis (7691) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Klooster. Pours hazy brown with a big bubbly tan head. Aroma of roast, caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Basic but decent enough.
Dannnifiko (3) - ITALY - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good aroma. Pleasant taste at the beginning, but too fortified at the end for my tastes.
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Medium to dark brown, low head. Nose of cocoa primarily. Rather light, chocolaty flavor. A bit of roast in the finish, but not all that much. Simple but tasty enough.
Turtles (757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown, small fluffy off-white head. The aroma is fresh roasted malt, leather, nutty, coffee. High carbonated that give a fizzy sensation in the mouth, still creamy. Taste of herbs, roasted sweet malt, nuts, mild and smooth taste. Dry and clean finish.