MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 Dark black color, with a creamy tan head. Dark chocolate roasted aroma, medium body, bitter coffee and roasty malt flavor, this stout has a nice hop bite, finishes bitter, not the best stout, but still pretty good.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great drinking stout. Taste stays moderate and predictable all the way through. I could drink this by the case. Probably the best stout beer for the price.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this brew was good every single drink, i bought a case, they all made me fell good and warm, thank you sierra nevada for making one of the best brews.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quality stout for the price. Drink it cooler than a typical stout and it will bring out the flavor nicely.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am over sierra nevada brews. THey are all overly hopped with not much else going for it. Not malty enough for my tastes.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 2002 draught.Probably one of my least favorite Sierra Nevadas, but still a good stout. I was hoping for more of a body. I think Sierra Nevada characteristic hops detracts from this one. The sweet/light hoppy taste not being what i look for in a stout.
2003 bottle. I must say, I enjoyed this much more. This is a lighter stout, for sure, but still quite tastey with lots of barley malt showing through. There is a subtle light coffee flavor along with a roasted flavor that is almost hazlenut. The stout is quite sweet and has a medium body that has a soft honey-cream texture. Appearance is a nice light brown with some mahogany and black shades as well. Good caramel/white colored head. Muted nutty aroma. There is some bitterness on the aftertaste due to the cascades, but it is pleasant and adds some depth.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plums in molasses…Burnt malt and chocolate bar dropped on the ground…Must try again…
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice coffee tones, rich flavor. Oddly sweet aroma.
Dogbrick (7971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this to be an excellent Stout, pours almost black with a thin head. Nice dry roasted/coffee flavor and pleasant aftertaste. I enjoyed this one the entire glass. This is probably my favorite Sierra Nevada offering.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a stout that gets better the warmer the beer get when it almost takes on some imperial stout qualities. Aroma of burnt taffy and brown sugar. Quite a bit of malt sweetness on the front followed by a sour/bitter finish. Flavors of Dark chocolate. Seems to be missing some of the roasted barley flavors but a good session beer.