ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks beautiful, dark and creamy. nice firm head
very hoppy for a stout. also not as thick and smooth as the great stouts.
An intersting experiment but not as good as the great stouts.
gonzimodo99 (26) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Much hoppier than I expected. It looks pretty, but it just doesn’t really stand out. Disappointing, but still better than most of the crap on the shelf.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2001
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
judged on the bottle label as a stout, this beer may not stand out very much. however i find that it is a nice middlepoint between traditional porters and hardcore stouts
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 20, 2001
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The incredibly creamy, tan head on this beer was not, unfortunately, an indication of things to come. Immediately after pouring (and admiring its appearance for a few seconds) I noticed the extremely hoppy aroma. I knew then that this was going to be like most other SN brews: very hoppy. Well, this beer is OVERhopped, containing hardly any flavor other than hops; its thick, opaque body and bitter, black coffee finish were the only things I enjoyed. The more experience I have with SN, the less impressed I grow with them, as their beers tend to be very one-dimensional. Whereas I DO like hop-flavoring, I do not like it to be the dominant characteristic, especially of a stout. I am going to avoid Sierra Nevada for a while, if not forever. Maybe it just doesn’t ship well to the east coast...how else might one explain the almost universal love for this brewery versus my growing disgust for it?
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very slight but pleasant aroma, nice flavor but no real distinguishing caracteristics
drs (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, but there is too much alcohol taste. I am a big fan of Sierra Nevada beers, but this isn’t one of their best.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20