fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is tons of bread and doughy malts, some chocolate malts and citrus hops. Flavor is rich and chocolaty, very malty base but a nice and refreshing hop presence that cleans the palate in a dry lightly spicy finish. Nice.
Petkus331 (386) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty brew, not strong, but not weak, pretty much as expected for a brown ale. Enjoyable bitterness and dark brown color, this is a good brew. Went great with spicy cheese. Sierra Nevada is a great brewery.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-orange, off white head. Nutty, roasty, chocolate, spicy hop aroma. Taste is chocolate, nutty, light spicy hop bitter.
dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits Toms River. Pours a deep dark chestnut brown with a large tightly bubbled foamy light beige head. Aroma of nutts, cola, toast, chocolate, roasted malts and orange slices. Great body with a medium mouthfeel, average carbonation and a lasting aftertaste. Flavors of toast, nutts, cola and a hint of chocolate. This is solid for a brown.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with fluffy tan head and lace. Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Roasted malt, light caramel, a light;/medium bitter. Medium bodied with nice soft carbonation. nice beer
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown, smooth, nutty, caramel, little earthy hops, little roasted malts, little chocolate.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY.mahogany brown pour. roasted malt aroma, hints of hops & coffee. taste/flavor consists of highly roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, nice bitterness. Light smoke hidden in the malts. Solid Brown ale
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown pour light off white head decent lacing .... sweet caramel malt and nutty aroma lightly roasted .... taste of nuts, sweet caramel malts mellow and smooth light roasted malt and chocolate touch with a bitter hop finish .... a malty brew but smooth and complete ... great looking beer
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Archers. Pours a mostly translucent brown with a medium off white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, light chocolate and malty sweetness. Flavor of smooth toasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, nuts and caramel.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark brown color with ruby hints and a 3 finger soapy light tan head. Good lacing.
Smell: Burnt malt with just a hint of caramel.
Taste: Smoky roasted malt up front followed by sweet caramel in the middle and mildly bitter hops at the finish. Aftertaste is both smoky and bitter. Flavor, like the aroma, is a bit subdued.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Tingles a little on the tongue.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could knock back a few of these without any trouble.
Overall: Solid beer overall and a good representation of the style. Very solid choice for a crisp autumn day.