VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley. Colour is black with medium white thick creamy head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, roasted malts and dryness.
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Black pour with a big khaki head. Roast, earth, and coffee on the nose. Mild cream, some cocoa, and toasted nuts. Pretty mild flavor. A touch of bitterness and some sweet malt. Nice cocoa, roast, and coffee grounds. Just a bit of nuts and earthy hops on the palate, too.
DTM (748) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Chico. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of bitter chocolate. Nitro gives it a creamy mouth feel.
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joeneugs (2601) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with a thick nitro like khaki colored head. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa and pretty dry… the flavor is more of the same with some pronounced herbal, earthy hops. Similar to a Guinness or Murphy’s but with more hops near the finish. Really nice and quaffable.
maltman53 (151) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Knightro is another example of an overall comment I have of the entire Sierra Nevada portfolio of beers: Technically clean, but lacks depth of flavor. Sierra is the sixth largest brewery in the U.S. and its mass production level prevents it from delivering exceptional beers in any category. We owe Sierra a thanks for pioneering the craft beer business, but unfortunately, its beers have become more macro than micro.
Zymurgeist2 (748) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery/restaurant. Black with a brown head. Very creamy with pronounced roastiness and semi-dry finish. Aroma of roast, chocolate.
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled over the weekend at the Rogue Ale House. A super beer. Talk about appearance and palate to the max. So smooth and as close to a guiness appearance as I have seen in a long time. Smooth roasted flavors were another fantastic part.
alexsdad06 (3846) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the SN Tap House Reno. Pours a dark cola brown with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate with some dry bitterness to the finish. Light bodied. A slight improvement on Guinness
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Roasted malts, caramel, coffee, silky, creamy, light bodied. I could easily drink pints.
oRos (838) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at sierra tap room reno. Pours black with cream head. Taste is light malt with a cream mouth feel easy drinking.