maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 04/22/2011 as Sierra Nevada Old Ale. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate, light fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet light smoke flavor, chocolate, bready and toast malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Phone rate. Tap at Monkey Paw. Clear garnet with a two finger creamy light mocha head, very good retention. Big chocolate and fig nose, a bit of toffee and caramel behind, only a bit of roast. Flavor is much the same with some (English) yeast, a tinge of soy. Some light alcohol noted towards the semi-dry finish, which was roasty, bitterness peaking at a 3. Full body with light prickly carbonation. Pretty good--more chocolatey than I expected from an old ale.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet creamy aroma, sugary. Hmm... it’s hared to get a good opinion on this one. Basically, this is a really tasty beer that’s not real aggressive or defined in any particular aspect. Smooth, gotta be careful, could sneak up on you.
Butters (3787) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at cah downtown festival. Very dark brown pour. Almost like a porter and a barlywine mix. Fruity and dark and roasty and chocolate and sticky. Good stuff. Sweet and dark. But again more porterish than old ale.
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Dark pour with brown head. Dark and sweet malts, dark fruit, dark sugars. Flavors are sweet and have a bit of oxidation which actually works with this style. Touch of warming on the finish.
HughConway (804) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at burger. 4/11 Poured black mahogany stiff tan head. Malt with slight hint of molasses aroma, taste is mildly sweet solid malt. Solid beer.
RickTStiles (773) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 creamy sour aroma. taste is berry, yeast and hops. nice sweetness balancing the bitter. finish is over ripe fruit.
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, Sierra Takes the Taps, Rattle & Hum. Dark pour, ROASTY!! Nice bitterness in the finish, Big Black & Roasty. Fuller Mouthfeel. Not overly complex ,but flavorful, ballanced 7 well made
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at RNH with Andrew. Pours a clear, deep ruby amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet caramel malts, and roast. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of roast, toffee, molasses, sweet caramel malts, and smoked tones.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at rattle n hum. Poured a rich brown. Nose is on the sweet side.Flavor is On the sweet side with some decent malts. Finish is sweet with. Bunch of hops.