hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stout poured a large tan head with fine-small bubbles. The lacing was fair. The body was very dark. It had a smooth coffee taste to it which I enjoyed very much. It also had a good coffee aroma to it. This is a stout that I could drink more than of one on any given day.
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2003 Dark brown to black in color with a creamy beige lasting head. Aroma is hoppy, some roasted malt with notes of choclate (sweetness). Roasted malt flavor. Loved the hops in this beer.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another fine product from sierra.Malt aroma with large head.Nice roasted hop flavor that finishes a bit dry. Good stout.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, solid stout; mostly bitter components, very little in the way of sweetness or choc. malt that I can tell. Hops were surprisingly unapparent. Imbibed illegally in Tampa airport, waiting for a flight. Fun! A session stout; a bit thin and dryish.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) A nicely solid, pretty flavorful stout. I was thinking this was more flavorful than a normal stout.
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 (2388) - 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.