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RATINGS: 2379   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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3.5
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Aroma had a roasted maltiness to it. Brown body with tan head and decent lacing. Flavor was of mixure of choclate and roasted nuts and little creamy. Smooth easy drinking porter.

3.8
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 26, 2005
Nice malty aroma. Good dark brown color, somewhat coke-like, but I hesitate to say that because some consider that to be a negative thing. The head is a nice tan color that lasted much longer than I expected. To my taste buds, there’s a bittersweet chocolate flavor. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smoother than I’d expect. I definitely enjoyed this beer.

3.7
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown/red pour, small thick tan head. Slightly sweet aroma - almost oil like. Sharp roasted malt taste - certainly a full bodied porter. A really well balanced beer. Lingering dry hop taste at the end. Nothing extreme just a very solid porter and a pleasure to drink.

3.2
jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Pours a light tan, five finger-head that vanishes slowly leaving a good lace. Deep amber color. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee/chocolate. Starts with more malts than hops so some sweetness, roasted coffee flavor, finish has a hint of hops. $2.58 for a 12oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

3.8
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
12oz bottle - Pours deep dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is pretty much the same with a nice hop kick thrown on the finish. On the palate this is creamy and mouthcoating. A delicious porter and one I could easily come back to again and again.

4
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Sierra Nevada makes extremely well-balanced beers. Complexity, drinkability, everything is balanced perfectly. This porter is very drinkable, but could benefit only from having a little more flavor (I prefer SN’s stout.) Overall a very good beer.

3.5
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Compared to the stout, this was ok. I am just so used to the IPMY’s so I fee this is a bit watery. Still, a very nice brew.

3.7
mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle. I didn’t pour it, but I’ll post what I can. Excellent flavor of bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee. Fairly light body for a dark beer, but very pleasant. Not overly heavy. Grreat creamy consistency. Malty body with a bitter hoppy finish. Very nice beer - by far the best I’ve had from Sierra Nevada.

3.5
johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
Dark with a creamy head.Slight nuttiness with a hint of roast in the aftertaste. Quite a good example of this tyle

3.6
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Coffee and chocolate aroma, clear burgundy, good sized toffee head, plenty of lace. Rich mocha flavour, toasty, some burnt almonds. Well balanced, quite bitter, woody and a very dry finish. Impressive!


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