j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a ruby brown with a thin white head. Coffee, chocolate, toast and spicy notes. Thick and fruity with lots of plum. Malt, sticky and chewy roast along with some sweet dark fruit. Long sweet toast and roast. Very interesting.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with a scant tan head. Vanilla, nutty, licorice and malty. Light toasted malt, a hint of smoke. Toasted chocolate, and coco hints. Nice etoh latent fruit warming. Good stuff.
swoopjones (5250) - 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
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH. Pours a nice deep ruby clear reddish amber with a thinning head. Aroma is very fruity - plums, raisin, prune, and grape juice- big sugary malts, caramel toffee, some molasses- earth toffee and slight smoke. Flavor is thick sweet molasses, brown sugar, earthy funk, light oxidaiton, some smokey hints, sweet and oxidized sherry- light earthy cocoa dust in the end. I dont usually like old ales for some reason, but this one wasnt bad.
jredmond (4886) - 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.
dwyerpg (4306) - 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... itís hared to get a good opinion on this one. Basically, this is a really tasty beer thatís not real aggressive or defined in any particular aspect. Smooth, gotta be careful, could sneak up on you.
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.
Butters (3665) - 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.
puzzl (3232) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RnH. If this beer ainít loaded with smoked malt, then my name ainít Praharamdrayanan. It ainít, really, but still, this beer is smoky and "delicioso," as those new Kalhua ads say. I assume that means something in another language, but Iím just saying it cause I heard someone else say it so it must be good.
ANYways, back to the beer: it is smoky and delicioso, nuff said. This is my last rating of the night.
iowaherkeye (2684) - 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.