Bulk_Carrier (2271) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a dark brown and yields a black body. A nice white foamy half inch head appeared and lasted for about a good minute. Some spotty lacing appeared here and there along the sides of the glass. The smell was some chocolate, hints of cofee and a bit of hops.
The taste had the chocolate come back with the coffee and hops as some toffee comes out slightly. It left a dry aftertaste. The palate was about medium with a slight creaminess in my mouth. I would say it was mostly drinkable. Overall, this is a good brew that I would come back to. Everything is balanced very well.
sizeablepaladin (1) - Duncan, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the better Porters, I have tried. I am quite amazed that throughout the year from the various times I have bought this porter that the year round flavor is not up and down like some breweries. Sierra Nevada has been a consistent brewer. One note with this style and this particular Porter, I found this to be the best flavored when chilled overnight.
Hounddog77 (3) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sierra Navada Porter is another great tasting beer, dark full body with a hint of chocolate, great malt taste very smooth no harsh after taste.
badpuppy69 (266) - orange, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brownish amber with a nice off white head that does not completely dissipate aroma is roasted malt chocolate slight coffee and a slight brown sugar taste follows the aroma well medium to light mouth feel the taste is slightly lighter than the aroma. Taste and mouth feel a bit thin and light for a porter. But you really can?t expect too much for a budget price beer with that is excellent for the price. I actually had to come back in rewrite this about 15 minutes later when it warms up slightly and that the aroma and taste really came up a notch much better if you let it sit for 10 minutes to warm up and it is very good!!
jackafholmes (370) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with decent white head. Aroma is nice smokey coffee and a bit of chocolate. Taste is smoky and bitter. Mild carbonated and medium body.
Schwarzbart (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is ruby brown when held up to the light. Has an off-white, khaki head and the frothy lace is quite abundant. Nice chocolate and light mocha in the nose. Medium bodied and creamy. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted malts, cocoa powder, caramel, dried grass and light leafy hops in the finish. Quite enjoyable.
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Strife21 (170) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Smell is roasted malt, burnt wood, chocolate and molasses. Taste is roasted malt, cedar, chocolate, tobacco and leather. Smooth mouth feel. Medium body light carb.
Zodiac (37) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice beer, I understand that someone might love it. However, it has that distinctive rye taste or something that I really dislike... Would not have it the second time if there would be a better choice.
woodychevy (439) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of flight post-tour. Super solid porter although somewhat forgettable. Usual porter notes- chocolate/ coffee, earthy (willamette) and super roasty. About right weight/ palate- medium bodied. Tasty.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours clear deep brown, nose is roast coffee, chocolate, taste is roasty, nutty, chocolate.
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear dark brown, thin off-white head. Big roasty aromas, coffee, malt. Taste is more of the same. Very light for a porter.