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 don’t find this very drinkable or very exciting in any way. i won’t be getting this again, but i was still able to drink it down.
Odeed (1799) - 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 (333) - 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. Where’s the flavor? All I get out of this is a mild toastiness. Underwhelming from one of the most overrated brewers out there. Didn’t get better as it warmed.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is just like their porter, roasty coffee, but a bit less up front. A thicker body and less hops bring out a smoother feel for this brew. Good roastiness in the taste with some bitter chocolate and coffee left in the finish. Still could stand for a bit thicker texture to it.
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful stout ... big monster head on a black nightmare. Light java aroma. Nice nutty and bitter flavors with sweet swirl on top. Nice.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thought this was an OK stout, dark brown/black hue, creamy foamy head, had a strong coffee aroma & flavor, but not bad, creamy texture & smooth, i have had better, so i am not sure if i would get this again.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly above average stout with coffe,and chocholate flavors.Coffe is dominant however.
Not as good as thier porter IMO.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stout, not the best but descent. dark, had with a good steak. Not a beer to seek out necessarily, but if its available with steak its a good choice.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the haul my parents came back from premier gourmet with. This beer is opaque black with a foamy tan head. The aroma is mostly of roasted malt. The flavour is like roasted coffee beans with traces of coacoa as the beer warmed. I’m not a huge fan of roasted stouts, I like the bitter espresso chocolate better, but this was good.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe Stouts aren’t SN’s strong suite. This guy doesn’t live up to the potenial that their IPA does. Still it is a good solid stout, just not great. Nose is very pleasant, lots of roast and coffee elements. Attack is a bit weak and comes off a bit watery/thin to me. A mild stout by west coast standards IMO. Finish well as expected.