poisoneddwarf (1597) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into mug. Thanks, Brenn79, for the birthday present! Some faint nutty and caramel malt notes in the nose. Some grain present, too. Pours amber-brown with a nice thick rocky head with long retention; leaves nice lacework. Taste is mildly sweet with very little bitterness. Some honey flavor here. Pretty subdued though (man I’ve been using that word a lot in my reviews lately). Carbonation is medium and soft. Somewhat creamy texture. Medium bodied. Very drinkable, but somewhat boring for Sierra Nevada. Would make a nice session beer.
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a modest beige head and a faint chocolate aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with some carbonation and a dry bitter finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Nugget. The aroma has a ton of roastiness, with hints of chocolate and smoke, too. Some coffee is also there along with some bandaids. Weird. There’s something about this that just doesn’t smell right. Transparent dark amber body with a creamy light tan head that is rather large. Good retention. Highly carbonated, lightly spicy start. Becomes slightly toasty in the middle without too much roast or burnt malts. Finishes with some spicy hop flavors, although it is not overly bitter. It is actually quite thin and relatively lifeless. It’s a brown ale, but it is very clean and seems more like a dunkel.
Nikiel (863) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty non-offensive brown ale, nothing spectacular, but relatively tasty none-the-less.
CanIHave4Beers (2878) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a big semi loose head and some lace. I was called out of the room before taking a drink, after fifteen minutes or so I came back and the head was still there, so I rekon’ we could say this beer has good head retention. The aroma has plenty of chocolate and coffee roastyiness with a mild fruity hoppiness and a light hint of Otto’s jacket. The flavor is dry and nutty with roasty and smoky notes and a lot of earthy bitterness. Very tasty beer.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, clear medium brown color with lasting white creamy foam, sweet corn nuts and roast aroma, layered coffee, nutty roast, smooth body , I may have to have a fuente with this
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate brown with a cream head and the bottom is dark amber. Nuts, faint chocolate, hops, and light roasted malts. Easy on the palate, flavor is hops, faint roast, and a citrus finish.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with off white head. Aroma of nuts, light cocoa. Some maple syrup, some brown sugar, some cake. Flavor is thankfully dry. Light cocoa, light nuts, light brown sugar. Light vanilla and almost a bit of oakiness. Light smoke, light apricot. Medium bodied, lively carbonation makes it a smooth drinker. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Pretty alright, but not super great.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasty aroma, with a bit of depth to it. Clear ruby/brown with just a cap of head on top. Hints of nuts, cocoa, and coffee in the flavor, nice roasted finish. Easy drinking, and a pleasant surprise of a new beer.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper frown with a foamy beige head. Excellent lacing. Nose is floral hops on top of roasted malts Medium body with a lively mouthfeel. Flavor is light roasted malts with floral hops bringing one some bitterness. Overall fairly mild, and kind of a session ale.