HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good stout. Nice frothy head. Good hop presence, appropriate for style. Nice roasted flavor; not overpowering. Overall, a great stout.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark brown color with a mildly hoppy roasted aroma. Smooth robust body with good malt and hop balance. A pretty good stout, but nothing very special.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great beer from SN. Highly roasted flavor, with plenty of hops backbone. Decent head, mostly black color to it.
Makes a very good session beer.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a sweet, malty nose. Taste is bitter, deriving from both some dark/roasted malts and from hops.
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, roasted malt aroma; alcohol comes through in the nose despite being only 5.8%. Opaque body with large, rocky, tan head, which is mostly lasting. Excellent lacing. Rich and dry with notes of oak and chalk. A little dry for an imperial stout. Unlike most other SN beers I've had, I couldn't identify the signature SN finish in this one. A little dry for my tastes and not as enjoyable as their porter. Nevertheless, tasty and solid.
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark bitch gives little head for a stout. Her smell is excellent..coffee hint. She is dirty in color..not the best offering at Sierra Nevada.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color with a thick foamy tan head that stays thru the whole glass. Smells malth. Taste of full malt with coffee aftertaste.Pretty impressed.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour was dark and rich looking with a tan frothy head. Quit appealing to my sight. The aroma was very pleasant with malts, vanilla and a slight sweetness. The flavor was a little dissapointing. A little dry...some malt flavor and a little hops too. Overall a very thin palate. Totally drinkable, but not really outstanding in anyway.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat disapointing. The color is almost black and it has a big foamy tan head. Nose is slight with hints of roasted malts and alcohol. The body is thin and isn't balanced out well. It's not bad but it lacks balance.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice chocolat and hoppy aroma. Tastes very hoppy and malty with extreme malt aftertaste. I make this as a compliment - if smoked Bluefish were a Beer, this would be it. I will purchase again.