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 (6220) - 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.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good stout but nothing too special in my mind. Lots of raostiness with good dark flavors. Overall a decent beer
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich black color with a tan head resting on top. Aroma is very roasty with notes of coffee and chocolate, with mild hop spice. Flavor is very smooth, sweet, roasted, and grassy. Very nice stuff, for sure!