hockeybeerguy (1470) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Though retired. This is from notes.
The appearance had a light brown head, reddish brown body, lacing tried to cling to pint glass.
The smell had some roasted malts coming through in a smoky way, some light oak barrel woodiness to it, slight hops.
The taste was sweet, smoky, roasty through previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, she sat at about a light to medium, fairly sessionable, smoky aftertaste and a dry finish.
Overall, this was good for the style, and good to me. I will miss it, but maybe someday Sierra Nevada will bring it out of retirement.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 8-12-2010 (Bottle). When poured, this beer has a medium sized frothy ivory head that mostly diminishes, transparent body, suspended carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aromas are lightly roasted malt, caramel, fruity, and light smoke. The taste is lightly smokey, roasted malt, and nutty. The palate is softly carbonated and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and a beer I consider to be a session beer. The malts are upfront as they should be for this beer’s style.
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with some red and a tan head. Light toast and caramel malt aroma. Taste is surprisingly light with a soft bitterness making this an easy drinker. The body is lighter than expected. Nice beer.
CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer that has a nice malty flavors and nice and balanced hoppy finish
StevieT (525) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep reddish brown with a thin white head, malty aroma and smooth with subtle roasted flavours. I like it a lot and could drink a heap of it.
iceman15658 (125) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. To pint glass. Pours a medium brown with a long lasting off white head. Aroma is mostly caramel. The major taste not is of malt (roasted). Not what I was expecting
lopisar (190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty sweet aroma, pumpkin or similar. Fairly balanced taste, a bit sweet that holds on.
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly good beer, matches fall ! Malty but light to medium body with a nice spice flavor mixed in
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TH28 (95) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is deep brown, hazy, with minimal foam cap. Aroma is toasted malt. Hop aroma is minimal to unnoticed. Taste is deep roasted malt. Very toasty and slightly nutty. Typical brown ale malt character with just enough hops to balance. Mouthfeel is light to medium, low carbonation. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness to balance the malt. Leaves a toasted malt flavor on the tongue.
Chadski4 (96) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My least favorite of the Sierra Nevada offerings, but still enjoyable. Paired great with a steak.