desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Chunky tan head, nice roasted flavor and aroma. I know I needed to rerate this when I looked at my notes and saw that I compared it to Guinness. This is a great stout.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
weak aroma, thin body, bitter finish and slight roastiness throughout, overall a very weak attempt
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Great dark color. Nice taste. No head. Great aftertaste, initial flavor is average.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a general black color with tiny hints of ruby and a thickly creamy lightish tan head which left lacing here and there on my glass. Aroma is of roast (surprise) and malt, some mocha present, but nothing more than you'd expect from a good stout. The flavor is an intricate mix of the woods taste. Roasty mocha and toasted malt combine with a malty dryness and woody aftertaste to create an almost aged effect. Carbonation level is fairly moderate, and the palate is generally pleased with the oak aged feel in the mouth and the sensual head. I have yet to find a Sierra Nevada product i dislike. A good staple to keep around the house.
JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed the roasted barley taste, and the long lasting head of this stout.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smokey, roasty aroma. The flavor is woody and full. Semi-sweet finish. This beer would make a nice compliment to a toasty evening in front of a campfire.
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Get this extreme hop character out of my stout, right now! If it weren't for that, this would be a mighty fine stout. There is a roasty flavor with a decent malty sweetness, but the hops wash them out so much that you can't enjoy them, and then the hops return again to ruin the finish, making it slighty metallic. I hate it when an otherwise good beer is ruined by one, fatal flaw.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
opaque dark brown to black body topped with a thick tan lasting head with good lace. malty aroma with a slightly smokey coffee undertone. Strong coffee, malt flavor with a good hop presence and a slightly hoppy coffeeish finish. Full bodied with a slight warmth.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very rich, creamy and smooth. Appearance was great, good amount or head and good color.
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I'm quickly becoming a Sierra Nevada fan. 1st the Porter and now the Stout! Very good (though the Porter is the better of the two). Great color and nice, thick head. I can't wait to try my next SN!