Porter is my absolute favorite style. This is an old beer, the precursor to stout. You don't run into this style very often. Sierra Nevada has done itself proud. A dark, smoky ale, with a sweet, malty flavor, lots of hops and carbonation. I really feel there's more flavor in a porter than a stout. Besides, every time I pour one up I remember that scene in "The Quiet Man", when John Wayne says, "I'll have one of those black beers." And the publican says, "Ah, the porter. Yes sir." This is a perfect winter beer to sip on and listen to good music and read a good book. Too gay for you? Fuck you, then, go drink a Michelob Ultra.
Reviewed: February 27, 2004