Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I founds it a little hoppy for what I feel the style should have. While this is normal for Sierra brewsI don’t think everything needs Cascade. That said this is a good brew with plenty of mouth feel and one that deserves attention
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, unobtrusive stout. Pours very inky with a substantial head. Almost jet black. Flavors of caramel, roasted malt, and PNW hops. Fairly sweet and enjoyable.
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Good nose, coffee with cream, little nutty earthy. Nice brownish black color. Ok head that faded quickly. Sweet and bitter. Roasty. Maybe a whole wheat thing in there. Grapefruit bitter. Creamy, but not thick. Very good overall. Can’t believe I’m just getting to this
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy off-white head that turns into a soapy layer above an almost dark brown body. Aroma has chocolate, and a dry, roasted fruitiness. Flavor is pretty good. A toasted fruit, with some bitter chocolate, and I can sense slightly woody and citrusy hops in it.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark chocolate-like brown color with a medium head that dissipates in to a small oily off-white head. Aroma is very roasted malt, citrus with some chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor is identical to the aroma with an excellent bitterness on the swallow. Silky body with a medium finish.
sloth (2717) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small light brown head, quickly dissipates leaving behind a small smathering of stringy lace. Opaque, black brew. Nose of black malt, roast with a hint of coffee, licorice and light vinous notes. Med/full body, creamy pallet. Good roast flavors, chocolate and coffee notes, cades coming through also in buried citrus notes. Finish is dry, roasty, fruity, oily, nice.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 Dark black with minimal light tan head. Light chocolate aroma. Low medium carbonation, very nice level for this beer. Flavor is well rounded and not overpowering. Medium mouth feel. Overall very good beer. Excelent value.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasty flavor with some hoppy undertones. Dark body, small head. Tastes gritty and roasted but ends with a hop bitterness. Good Stuff.
dropkickm79 (53) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
im a hardcore guinness drinker so nothing can compare but this one came close. this a good, smooth stout and will definitely buy again. plus its moderately priced.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty chocolate aroma. Bitter chocolate flavor with a very b itter finish. Really hoppy for the style. Beautyful creamy mouthfeel. Far better closer to room temperature