MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2003 Seemed like a black Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. But it is recommended.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color with a generous khaki head. Very grainy aroma, no roasted coffee/chocolate hints like I would have expected. Flavor was super-hopped; again, not what I expected. When I finished the pint, I wasnít sure what I had just had. It didnít really feel like a stout, thatís for sure. But I still liked it, and had a few more. A nice session brew.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Hugely hopped for a stout, but that doesn't bother me. Great roasted chocolate flavor. I really enjoy this beer and like most of the Sierra Nevada beers, it is excellent. 12-23-01 After having one last night, I remembered why this was the only beer I drank for about 6 months in the mid '90's.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quality product - but Iím not a fan of hops in my stouts or porters. But hey, this is a Sierra Nevada product, so you know it will have hops ... in this case, hops along with nice bold chococlate and coffee notes. Its a quality product, just not exactly my cup of tea.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Must Sierra Nevada hop the crap out of everything they brew. If they did a schwarzbier, theyíd probably hop that, too! Someone mentioned aroma, but I stuck my nose deep into the glass and smelled nothing. Not a thing. The stout itself is lost in all the hops. I donít know if itís bad or good because all I taste is Cascades.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma of this beer is wonderful. Tastewise, it is nothing spectacular. Not as good as other stouts like Guinness or Beamish.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Wow, I must be on a ístale and woodyí streak at the moment. Now Iím kicking myself for having spent bucks on a six-pack of this without ever trying a single before. The run-down: black color, BIG, lasting head, stale and woody taste. I didnít detect special complexity. I thought Porters were supposed to be the woody ones. Very dry in the aftertaste. Gets even harder to drink as it warms. Not all that fun to drink, actually. I donít think Iíll be coming back to this one.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 ReRate-bottle-im not changing the rating on this one, but i really think this is a very good basic stout. It has the normal flavor profile, but its very tasty. This stout is very sweet and reminds me of rogue shakesphere in the finish and the aroma. my only complaint is the somewhat thin body, but its just a basic stout.
This is exactly what i expected, a GREAT stout. It has alot of similarities to the APA probably becasue they use the same bitter and finish hops. Unique because of the use of Cascade finishing hops. I have to get this again!!!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty,hoppy for a stout,porter like hopping??? Dry and pleasant,but lacks real charcater.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty, with a huge foamy head. Recommended.