Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Beautiful dark garnet, almost black. Brown head leaves intricate patterns of lace. Roasty nose. Hints of coffee and, faintly, dark chocolate. Due to some sweetness, this seems more mildly hopped than other Sierra Nevada brews (it's still quite hoppy though). Lingering bitter finish.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very well-hopped stout. Pours black and smells of hops. Nice body with thick roastyness and chocolate. Oh, and hops. Over all a good beer.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another solid offering from SN. A tad sweet but the hop finish compensates. keeps a great tan head.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
another beer tasting beer,very black,dark,hoppy, sweet,good body on this beverage.Nice overall stout,still makes me wanting more.
omhper (18371) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black with beige solid, lasting head. Licorice aroma. Dry and medium bodied. Really tarry with chewy malts and a long bitter finish. Well balanced.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Great beer, although more like a porter than a stout. Just about the best balance between sweetness and hops I've ever tasted. Body is lighter than the dark color would suggest. Chocolate/coffee notes, more sweet than bitter, but somehow manages to avoid being too sweet. This was a Christmas present, and a good one.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Odd little beer. The nose was nothing but hops saturating my ole factory sense. the initial taste was HOPS; it ytasted of nothing but pure hops like i was chewing on the plants themselves. I let it breathe a minute and the stout flavor came in mixed with hops stll. the finish was chocolate and hops. See a pattern yet? I feel there’s something lacking that I can’t figure out. Very chocolatey, very good.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good stout. Not mind blowing, but pretty decent, especially for how accessible it is compared to others.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite good. More roasty than average. Lots of chocolate and espresso. Simple but delicious.
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
no stouts were ever really good to me...i dont know why i tried this one