Lawger (213) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black with half a finger of light beige head that dissipates quickly. Fresh and toffee-like aroma with some chocolate, roasted malts, hay, crisp bread and some flowers in the background. Rather light on the palate with butterscotchy and lightly roasted notes. A pretty classical, decent and easy drinking brown ale without much bitterness but a decent length.
Kita (1368) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.355l. Hazy dark brown color with thin creamy tan-like head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and mild roasted malt, raisins, herbal hops and notes of chocolate. Taste starts moderate sweet roasted malty and nutty, follows by refreshing dark fruits and medium bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Few tumblers and you quickly start tumbling around...
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.335l at home, Oulu. Originally rated 29042012. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, nuts, sweetness and malts.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Brewtique, Macclesfield. poured a clear medium to dark brown with a medium sized beige off white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, mild hops. Flavour is similar. Kind of medium all round. Not bad.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, nuttyness and sweet milk chocolate. Medium, creamy body, flavour much as the aroma,
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 ounce bottle/brown at Neon’s, tasted on December 19, 2014. Dark ruby/brown hue, medium tan head, nice sweet malty aroma, very good toasted malt/bittersweet flavor. Another well done SN beer.
Bacterial (2071) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank two bottles of this at a science thing last week in CA. Very malty with a pretty thick mouthfeel for something that is only 5.5%. I would probably prefer this fresh when there is more hop character.
ej (926) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and a light floral note. Taste is malty and lightly fruity. Bisquity malts and bready dough. Medium bodied and carbonation
Beerhunter111 (9955) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, leicht würzig, bitterer Abgang.
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.