Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, and roasted nuts. It pours transparent copper with a large creamy off-white head with good retention. The flavor starts with caramel and faint chocolate. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts with light floral notes and just a hint of citrus. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dusty roast, sweet malt character there but there’s a nutty smoked character, too. Beautiful dark amber-mahogany body with a rich rocky tan head. Taste heavy on the smoke, sweet crystal and lighter chocolate for balance, has some nice depth of malt complexity here, really a lot going on from relatively few components. Low, rounding bitterness and a touch of sour tang. Medium body is thickly malty with a little bit of chest warming despite the low alcohol presence. Pine, nuts, earth, caramel, tobacco, light toffee. Light citric hops coming through late; they really crackle. Heard good things about this one, happy to see they are all true - this is an excellent seasonal.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE from T.J.s Thin body, fizzy carbonation, malt sweetess with a somewhat ash-like taste in the roast. Minimal and slightly odd aftertaste.
Drinkable, but surprisingly forgettable; esp. for a Sierra Nevada brew..BUY AGAIN? No
neepsntatties (1750) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saw this recently at the store and decided to give it a whirl. Colour... very dark brown with a thin wisp of head. Nose... nicely roasty with hints of caramel. Palate... frothy, bittersweet, roasted malt, caramel and toffee. One of the better U.S made autumnal beers I’ve had.
JohnnyJ (5370) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, thin fizzy light tan head. Malty, light chocolate, nuts, and herbal hops. Drinkable, but overall not very interesting.
strap (730) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a nice brown color. very malty with lots of flavors coming through. a great autumn beer...can’t wait for all the great fall brews, probably my favorite beer drinking season.
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish red pour from bottle with small white head. Aroma is coffee and emergency room waiting area. Taste is coffee, sugar, cocoa and nuts. Lightly bitter, slightly funky finish. Decent, but not SN’s best work.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with an off-white head. Flavor is malt sweetness with light floral hops. Meh.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin white head, clear deep brown body, nutty brown sugar sweet malt nose, flavor is initially malty sweetness and then the bitter dry finish with some mild roast and big mouthfeel just finishes it right up. Is it just me, or has Sierra Nevada really stepped up their game in terms of new beers in the recent history?
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich brown color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, chocolate, brown sugar, and nice floral hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, grain, roast, chocolate, nutty, and a nice bitter floral finish.