tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2004 Very very good! I love the smell and the taste is creamy, bitter (in a good way) and overall pleasant. Destined to become one my my favorites.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout, on the dry side, with a nice look and feel. I like SNís pale ale, porter, and stout...they got me through the 80ís.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a beer at war with itself, the powerful hop action having seized the high ground and blasting away at the roasted and sweeter malt forces lurking beneath. Iím lest as a conscientious objector.
Indra (2626) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty malt aroma. So red-brown as to be nearly black. Average head and carbonation. Flavor has a goodly amount of toffee/caramel malt sweetness, then some chocolate and lightly bitter, spicy hops. Somewhat dry finish, body is medium. Overall quite hoppy for a stout, but tasty. Like most stouts, I found this to be best at about 56-58 degrees F, certainly not ice cold (unless youíre trying to kill the taste, that is).
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as dark as some stouts. If held up to the light there are some mahogany highlights around the edges. Nice roasted and chocolate malty flavors with lots of hops to balance it out- typical of SN. Nice clean aftertaste.
hopscotch (9228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer rocks.
Otherwise black as midnight,this stout is a beautiful dark crimson when held up to the desert sun. The nose is of espresso and cocoa. Flavor is very creamy and hearty, much like a mocha latte with kick. The finish is dry, crisp and clean. Not sweet. Ecellent stout.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another big roasty stout with just enough coffee to keep in from getting my highest marks, but just enough good stout body for appreciation.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
my tastes are moving towards stouts, and this is one of the first iíve had. I really liked it at first, but it seemed to get really harsh as it sat and got warmer.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coal black, firm tan head. Huge hop nose. Full bodied, rich roasted malt flavor. Hoppy finish; extremely drinkable
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím feeling chocolate and coffee. I agree with Brew4Dug. When itís colder, itís better.