krumbum (548) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
See through dark brown color with a thick white head. Dark but skunky smells. Creamy nutty smooth texture, a tiny bit too thin.
DYCSoccer17 (3388) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. The aroma is mild with cellar-like character and some metallic notes. Not too much else here. Rather transparent dark mahogany body with a strong, persistent nitrogenated cream-colored head. Nice lacing, of course. Starts with a light cocoa powder flavoring. Becomes a little toasty in the middle. Light roast follows later along with some metallic flavors. Chalk in the finish.
Aquilo (558) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is about as good as most nitro stouts I have had. Big fluffy head, black liquid. A bit of roatsy malt aroma, moderately bitter but well balanced flaor. Velvety smooth. Very good.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the Chico brewpub Aug 2013 - Pours very dark brown with a thick, lingering light tan head. It has a mild roast malt aroma. The flavor is light with chocolate notes and a somewhat dry, roasted finish. It has light, smooth nitro carbonation. This beer is alright. It could be better.
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo room in Berkeley
Black with a medium sized creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and roast coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
Nice and smooth
VastActiv (3312) - 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 (11998) - 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 (798) - 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 (3646) - 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 (406) - 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.