AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice stout beer with that classic sierra taste of cascade hops. A nice stout with a bit hops for some kick.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color solid tan head. Smells of toased malt and caramel. Sweet and malty with a lingering bitter finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice looking porter, but this is a stout...hmm. Pretty hefty head, quite large bubbles that reminded me of porter but they stuck around longer than a typical porter's would and left amusing head halos on top. The aroma is fairly mild, sweet, and a tad smokey and roasted. The real action comes in the powerfully roasted malt front, but it gives way far too quickly, I think, to an abusive bitterness of this way overhopped beer. Not to worry, the flavor mostly fades quickly before the finish arrives and a dry, sour aftertaste (not unpleasant in a stout) kicks it. Something of a soapy feel left behind by this beer that only boiled cabbage could erase. Not a terrible stout, but there are myriad better ones available.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
excellent hearty taste. Taste more like an IPA than a traditional stout. Good strong aroma
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 (386) - 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.