flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish black color with a medium tan head. Very roasty sour lactose aroma. Strong roasted coffee and bitter hops flavors. Nice medium carbonation with a semi-dry finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black color with rocky tan head. Roasted coffee and mild chocolate taste. Warm alcohol finish.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, lasting, brownish head; terrific lacing. Smells roasty...really, and a bit hoppy. Not too much going on there. As it warms, smells strongly of anise. Tastes dark, smooth, roasty, and nice bitterness at the end. Hops leave a clean citrusy feel at the end without battering me with those darn grapefruits. Nice and oily mouthfeel. I like sweet stouts better, but this blows Guiness out of the water.
Goblincat (383) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. Not real easy drinking, a little harsh (a little earthy). Not bad, but not the best.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark color with a big head. smooth Stout with a hint of chocolate. A good beer to watch the second half of the Tenesee/Baltomore game with.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong cascade aroma with a little sweet chocolate. Hoppy flavour dominates, little roasty, bitter finish with hoppy grapefruit aftertaste.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a tasty stout... all hopped up sierra nevada style, of course. dark, bubbly. slight coffee and plenty of dark malt. the hops preside over everything else though. a good hoppy stout. a bit one dimensional as far as stouts go, but good nonetheless.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is a definite roasted tasted here, almost burnt. Pretty good, I'd say.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the most powdered coffee stouts ever. this and coopers. literally, so bitter coffee tastes like dirt. i've never finished one, but would be good to share. really intense. do not look for any sweetness or smooth drinkability
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, and a tan head. Nice frothy head, and some lace. Roast malts, chocolate, light coffee and some fruit, maybe raisin. Flavors mimic the aroma rather closely. Hoppy finish for a full bodied creamy palate. Very surprising stout from Sierra Nevada.