maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 04/22/2011. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet roasty malt and toffee aroma. Sweet toffee, roast, and light chocolate flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Getbetter (905) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a tap,pale red in color,malty,fruity(cherry),a really great beer which is kinda of a surprise from a beer summer camp like a fat kid coming skinny from a fat camp.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is dark brown in color with a finger of khaki colored foam.
S: As with many brown ales, it starts off with a lot of nutty and toasted malts. There is plenty of sweet bread and caramel malt, along with substantial toffee. Pretty mild hops, mostly earthy with just a light roast.
T: Toffee starts things off and gives the beer a nice sweetness. Of course, lots of nut flavors going on here. There are mild roasted malt and coffee flavors along with hints of caramel and molasses.
M: The body is medium, as is the carbonation.
O: The flavor on this beer was quite nice. A solid brown ale, and much better than Tumbler.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Light malt aroma. Caramel and light toffee flavor with light nuttiness and backing hops. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and nuts linger with toffee and light cocoa.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice aroma, smells a bit strong for a brown. Mmm, this is a toasty brown, yet the finish is quite hoppy and bitter, in true Sierra Nevada fashion. Pretty nice, but a bit too sticky in the finish for me.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown. Didn’t really pick up on the cherry chips too much. Got some of the west coast hops and piney finish. Toasty and caramel background. Honestly, not that big a fan. But it was okay.
tmoreau (2634) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Tap House Grill in Westmont, IL. as the special draft of the evening. Dispensed to a shaker with a deep brown hue, average amount of tan head foam, and waves & spots of clingy lacing. The aroma was almost roasty, mild malt, and nuttiness, with maybe a touch of sweetness as a molasses note rather than any esters. Medium bodied, with lingering bitterness and dryness. Nicely priced, tasty, and almost a mild brown porter.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks really nice in the glass. Pretty heavy ABV wise for the typical brown. But it has all the hallmarks of the brown style
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ladyface. Pours with a deep and clear brown body and a tan head. Aromas are a bit fruity (estery) with brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses. Flavors are a bit more earthy with additional notes of fudge, nuts, vanilla, brown sugar. Chewy. Slight tannins in the finish. Medium bubbles. Lingering finish.
joeneugs (3556) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours reddish brown with a huge pillowy khaki colored head. The aroma is bready and toasted malts with minor notes of cherry cough syrup. The flavor is mostly bitter and syrupy with some woody notes in the finish. Full bodied and pretty smooth.