NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, very dark color with a bit of head. Smelled of hops more than anything, but not in an overly hoppy way, if that makes sense. Some light malts and chocolate in the nose as well. As for the taste, bitter taste that turned more sourish as it warmed, though, again, not in a bad way. Quite light on the palate, hints of chocolate and bitter coffee coming through with a light sweetness as well. The finish was remarkably clean. An interesting stout, to say the least.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black cola-like color and makes a nice foamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with rich roasted malts. Flavor is spicy, roasted and chocolatey. Palate is medium bodied and nicely balanced. Good stuff, highly enjoyable.
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, and great smelling, but bittah. Which isnít a bad thing. But definitely bitter.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent stout, a little too carbonated for my taste, but not over the top. Makes a great argument for session stouts, some nice choclate and coffee flavors are present, with a nice hoppy bite in their as well.
Mephistefales (47) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmm... roasty. A very smooth stout with pleanty of body. Nice coffee presence.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, espresso, and cigar aroma. Heavy chocolate taste to it. Pretty filling and nice. Decent stout.
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 30, 2004
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown-black, small beige head. Aroma of burnt coffee and chocolate. Taste is bitter, heavy malty and hoppy distinct stout characteristics.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) black is black...i want my baby back....aroma like hazelnut coffee... a toasty hop flavor, but nothing spectacular. i donít find this very drinkable or very exciting in any way. i wonít be getting this again, but i was still able to drink it down.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
you cant really go wrong with sierra nevada.its easy to find and easy to drink.i can also get this one on tap 2 blocks from my house.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Nearly opaque, very deep brownish black. Mini light brown head. Whereís the flavor? All I get out of this is a mild toastiness. Underwhelming from one of the most overrated brewers out there. Didnít get better as it warmed.