billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Bill Becker (165) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 25, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, heavy stout. Not very think (a bit watery). A small hop profile. Very enjoyable.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2000
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A quality stout that is in my top 25 stouts, roasty, toasty, creamy thick chocolate tasting beer that is a well balanced brew.