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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A rich, well balanced Foreign style Stout with a generous amount of roasted barley. Complex hop sequencing creates superbly balanced flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2002

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2002
My god, this beer is blacker than the dark side of the moon! Creamy dark tan head. Chocolate nose. Soft and smooth on the palate. Roasty & toasty, with some coffee tones and some dark-chocolate sweetness. I don’t see it as being ’watery.’ Sometimes a soft mouthfeel might be misinterpreted as ’watery,’ but the flavor is fairly robust. Bitter - almost sour - finish, which lasts... and I liked it. Maybe a little acrid, but I like ’em like that; call me weird.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2002
gorgeous brew....big head that lasts. chocolate dominated flavor initially with coffee notes lingering on the palate....very tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2002
big and dark with a dark brown head. creamy with a super dark chocolate taste balanced by a nice coffee taste. a good stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19233) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Black. Relatively neutral. Some bitterness. Didn’t leave me very impressed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2002
A very good stout. All kinds of different roasty and nutty flavors. The color was opaque and the mouthfeel was thick but incredibly smooth. Rung in 2002 with this gem thanks to Gusler!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bill Becker (226) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 25, 2001
Ahhh...a home grown product. Thank goodness I get this one all the time. Snake River does have some fine brews...I do miss the Draft Lager that was around a couple of years ago.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2445) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 Penetrable black. Sticky burnt-pearl foam leaves chunky lace all the way down the glass. Expressive orange-infused chocolate and salted licorice aromatics. Slightly phenolic. Firm carbonation expands on the palate. Dryly grainy upfront with an assertive blend of bitter cocoa and pungently earthy roast which bolsters the dryness. Fluffy nougat pillars the center, but some graininess exudes beneath. Plummy fruitiness echoes that of the acidic char. Buttery caramel softens the graininess and adds depth. Brash whispers of hop bitterness waver in and out. Flaked barley imparts a pleasant oily java effect before finishing slightly tarry, but mostly dry and light on its feet with crunchy char, smoke, and java. A bit grainy and not quite soft or elegant enough, but an enjoyable stout nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
A nice, heavy stout. Not very think (a bit watery). A small hop profile. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2000
A quality stout that is in my top 25 stouts, roasty, toasty, creamy thick chocolate tasting beer that is a well balanced brew.


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