jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) A nicely solid, pretty flavorful stout. I was thinking this was more flavorful than a normal stout.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good stout. Nice frothy head. Good hop presence, appropriate for style. Nice roasted flavor; not overpowering. Overall, a great stout.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark brown color with a mildly hoppy roasted aroma. Smooth robust body with good malt and hop balance. A pretty good stout, but nothing very special.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great beer from SN. Highly roasted flavor, with plenty of hops backbone. Decent head, mostly black color to it.
Makes a very good session beer.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a sweet, malty nose. Taste is bitter, deriving from both some dark/roasted malts and from hops.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, roasted malt aroma; alcohol comes through in the nose despite being only 5.8%. Opaque body with large, rocky, tan head, which is mostly lasting. Excellent lacing. Rich and dry with notes of oak and chalk. A little dry for an imperial stout. Unlike most other SN beers I've had, I couldn't identify the signature SN finish in this one. A little dry for my tastes and not as enjoyable as their porter. Nevertheless, tasty and solid.
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark bitch gives little head for a stout. Her smell is excellent..coffee hint. She is dirty in color..not the best offering at Sierra Nevada.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color with a thick foamy tan head that stays thru the whole glass. Smells malth. Taste of full malt with coffee aftertaste.Pretty impressed.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour was dark and rich looking with a tan frothy head. Quit appealing to my sight. The aroma was very pleasant with malts, vanilla and a slight sweetness. The flavor was a little dissapointing. A little dry...some malt flavor and a little hops too. Overall a very thin palate. Totally drinkable, but not really outstanding in anyway.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat disapointing. The color is almost black and it has a big foamy tan head. Nose is slight with hints of roasted malts and alcohol. The body is thin and isn't balanced out well. It's not bad but it lacks balance.