gabbama (201) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 8/20/2011: Pours nearly black with a light brown head. Sweet, chocolaty malt aroma with some alcohol. The flavor has lots of dark roasted malt with chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Nice hearty mouthfeel with a long, bitter roast finish. This one lives up to what I would expect from Sierra’s anniversary. Really looking forward to trying the other bottle after another year or two of aging.
UPDATE 10/11/2012: So my willpower only made it just over a year before I had to try it. The flavor and aroma have mellowed and evened slightly. It’s a deliciously balanced flavor. The extra year definitely improved it, so if you also have one aging, try to hold off a little longer!
Patrickctenchi (1673) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black...small tan head.
Aroma is chocolate, spice, malt, cola.
Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, coffee with a boozy bittering....peppered.
shrubber85 (5967) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate/molasses malt and orange aroma with a hint of cinnamon. Black with moderate tan head. Sweet chocolate syrup and coffee malt flavor. Smooth.
queenholly (1830) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate, prune, mocha, and alcohol aroma. Black brown with a large tan head. Dark roast coffee, cocoa, as, dark fruit flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation.
KingCecil (1803) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home... It pours fantastic pitch black with a medium creamy tan head....very good looking lacings... The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit..... The flavor is creamy roasted malt, coffee, bitter hops and coffee.... very nice mouthfeel! fantastic brew!
AKThunder (152) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After buying the remaining one at my local beer store, I find myself craving more of this. If only I was drinking Sierra Nevada a few years ago, I could be enjoying this one still.
GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, dark fruit. Slight creamy mouthfeel, roasty on the palate. Taste is smoke, roasted malt, raisins, dates.
Camons (3664) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, light spices, maybe hints of pepper, dark fruits. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, spices and pepper comes thu abit more than in the aroma. Full body, soft carbonation. Very nice. 040213
Rasmus40 (6927) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 040213
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Almost black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, little pepper, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.
saxo (11211) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, vegetables and hops. Dry and smooth.