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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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 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!