bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
thought this was an OK stout, dark brown/black hue, creamy foamy head, had a strong coffee aroma & flavor, but not bad, creamy texture & smooth, i have had better, so i am not sure if i would get this again. MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
A slightly above average stout with coffe,and chocholate flavors.Coffe is dominant however.
Not as good as thier porter IMO. Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Good stout, not the best but descent. dark, had with a good steak. Not a beer to seek out necessarily, but if its available with steak its a good choice. mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
Part of the haul my parents came back from premier gourmet with. This beer is opaque black with a foamy tan head. The aroma is mostly of roasted malt. The flavour is like roasted coffee beans with traces of coacoa as the beer warmed. I’m not a huge fan of roasted stouts, I like the bitter espresso chocolate better, but this was good. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Maybe Stouts aren’t SN’s strong suite. This guy doesn’t live up to the potenial that their IPA does. Still it is a good solid stout, just not great. Nose is very pleasant, lots of roast and coffee elements. Attack is a bit weak and comes off a bit watery/thin to me. A mild stout by west coast standards IMO. Finish well as expected.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2004
This is a pretty good stout but nothing too special in my mind. Lots of raostiness with good dark flavors. Overall a decent beer sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Pours a rich black color with a tan head resting on top. Aroma is very roasty with notes of coffee and chocolate, with mild hop spice. Flavor is very smooth, sweet, roasted, and grassy. Very nice stuff, for sure! Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
When Morrison sang, " Well, I woke up this morning and I had myself a beer..." this is was the dead fuck was crooning about. Smooth, dark, and rich... this brew can replace any steak ’n’ eggs breakfast and set you up for whatever you have to face that day. Good shit. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Jet black in color with minimal light tan/white head. Aroma smells a little hoppy and roasty but nothing overpowering. On first sip not what I had expected. Its good, but not as much of a full bodied flavor as I had hoped for. Rather, more a refreshing roasted chocolate flavor with some hop finish to it. Overall, a pretty good stout. jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Poured a red-tinged black with a moderate tan head. Aroma was toasty and bready, with a noteable hoppyness. The flavor was full and strong, dominated by a strong roasted ness and a nice hop bitterness in the finish. Very smoky and roasty. Good stuff.