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RATINGS: 2413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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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2.7
BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
bottle. Decent dark brown brew with a thin, short head. Coffee and chocolate are noted on the nose. Tasted like a poor homebrewing eperiment. Lacks body and depth. Thin and watery for the appearance. No real hop presence noted. Finishes as expected, blah.

3.8
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Dark body with just a hint of red glinting through. Small tan head. Medium-thick mouthfeel and somewhat roasty flavor. Pleasant and drinkable for a very dark beer.

3.5
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small fizzy head that fully diminished. At first sniff it appeared hoppy with hints of hay and pine. As it sat for a minute, the aroma went to chocolate and roasted. The flavor had an interesting mixture of chocolate and hops. Medium bodied. Starts bitter but left a sweet taste in the mouth.

3.4
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Pours black with frothy tan head. Scent of chocolate, caramel, hops, and pine needles are prevalent in the aroma. Taste is bitter and hoppy with nice chocolate note throughout. Not to overpowering and rather smooth palate finishes off the experience. Good Porter. Worth a try at least once.

3.5
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown in color with a fair off-white head. Decent lacing. Attractive chocolate aroma with, believe it or not, some coffee. Medium bodied, carbonation is a little too spritzy. Full roasted grain, chocolate and a nice bitterness at the finish. Decent.

4.1
cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Aroma nice, porter-like, not that strong. The minute it hits your tongue: wow. A nice roast flavour: toasty without tasting burned. A nice hoppiness too; very dry, not too sweet; quite balanced. One of my favourite porters yet, and also quite original; this doesn’t taste like it’s imitating something but rather is a bold and creative statement of its own. Yet another brew to convince me that Sierra Nevada has it going on.

3.8
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Nice and smooth with a chocolatey coffee aroma. My last one (which I am rating), had a slightly off after taste, which I don’t remember from others.

3.8
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Had this with a roast of beef, excellent pairing. Aroma of roasted malt and the usual coffee/chocolate porter aroma. Taste is similar and very well balanced, with a good amount of sweetness too. Excellent beer.

2.9
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2005
(bottle) I’v enever been a big fan of this brewery, and this beer did nothing to change that. A decent coffee flavored porter with the typical Sierra Nevada lagerish finish. It got better the more I drank, but it never quite reached the point of being good.

3.5
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
bottle 11/3/05. Pours a very dark black color with a small white head. Aromas smell like light red wine but are not over-bearing on taste and texture. Roasted malts in the flavor as well as the nose with slight chocolate hints. Very smooth but a little dry and watery in the finish. The bottle that I had seemed really fresh. Good beer from Sierra one of my favorite brewing companies.


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