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RATINGS: 2389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Loved this west coast spin on a classic. Dark brown color and foamy brown head. Aroma of hops, but dominant in roasted nutty malts. Mixture of estery hop and roasted malts in flavor. At times like a brown ale, at others, smokey and sweet. Brown sugar and pine. IPA esters. Changed its character, but in the end, its lingering malt finish and dark roasted notes reminded me it was always a porter. Not a huge Sierra fan, but this is by far my fav.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2016
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a cola red with a nice tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee. Would recommend to friends!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (178) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2016 Pours deep brown with a big creamy light tan head. Aroma is fairly roasty: dark bread crust, chocolate, some notes of coffee, also prunes, nuts and a bit of toffee. Taste is fairly light, with bitter notes slightly ahead of roasty acidity and a little sweetness. Creamy texture, light to medium body, medium carbonation, a bit of alcoholic warmness. Fairly complex and very drinkable, lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OllieBBommel (1448) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle@home. Appearance: clear dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma: hops, malt, vague chocolate. Taste: bitter, malt. Palate: smooth, lasting body, moderate carbonation. Overall: very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - AUG 6, 2016
5.6%ABV. Porter. Poured out dark brown. 28ºSRM. Nose overall is that of sweet roasted nuts. Chestnuts come to mind. Some slight aromas of old leather, that you tend to get more in brown ales. The nutty aromas tend to predominate in this brew. Mouthfeel is soda or water. Palate has some nice thick roast-like flavors with light coffee, smoke, roasted chestnuts, black bread, bread crusts, wasa rye bread. There is some light malt flavor. Hops are noble, bitter, and are well-balanced with the darkly roasted malt flavor. Finish is actually medium with charcoal, noble hop bitter. Overall, this was more like a brown ale for me than a porter. From the palate, pretty well-provisioned. So, righteous in my book because they cared enough to brew something worth everybody’s while and calories.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (3444) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
Aroma; roasted malts, grass hops, chocolate and coffee. Look; beige top, black body, brown edge, clingy storey lacing. Taste; coffee malts, minerals, grass, black chocolate, dark fruit dusts, plum peel notes - finishes semi dry in darkest chocolate. Feel; solid n smooth, nice. Overall; black cocoa porter. [35.5cl btl 5.6%abv BB14.12.16 B@CittiMarkt Flensburg]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle, black beer, big almond colored head. Aroma roasty malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee. Palate is a little light, carbonation subdued.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StuffWine (148) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2016
Poured a solid red-tinged black with a rocky tan head that lasted insanely long. Aroma mild of light toasted malts a bit of dust and not much else. Taste is a wonderful rolling of flavours; initially dry and low on flavour it explodes into bitter coffee, then a hint of dark chocolate, then into long sweet toasted malt with sweetness gently fading away into the finish. Full bodied and a touch creamy on palate, and very long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (408) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 1, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone scuro con riflessi rubino, scuro, quasi impenetrabile. Schiuma beige chiara, fine e abbastanza persistente. AROMA: non intenso. Leggero tostato, caramello e marzapane al caffè. Leggerissimo cacao. GUSTO: torrefatto, caffè. Leggerissimo cacao. Amaro nel finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (495) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Mörk brunsvart vätska med krämbeiget gräddigt skum som ligger kvar. Rågigt syrlig i doften med välrostade och något charkiga toner. Även en del sötare toner av torkad frukt, gräddkola, ljus choklad och vanilj. Ruskigt välkomponerad doftmässigt. Kroppen något åt det större hållet, len och lätt bubblig. Smakmässigt ganska nära. Den rågiga syran och de rostade tonerna ligger i förgrunden. Fin och modest kaffebeska bryter igenom i avslutningen och växer till i eftersmak. En av de markant bättre "vanliga" porters jag smakat. Riktigt trevlig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Clear, brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

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