dwyerpg (4871) - 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.
HughConway (829) - 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.
Butters (3963) - 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.
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.
puzzl (3257) - 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.
j12601 (7955) - 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 (6909) - 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
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Dark brown and clear with some tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, roasted malts, smoke, and some hints of dark fruit. Somewhat sweet on the palate, medium bodied, malty, clean finish.
RickTStiles (825) - 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.