scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium dark body with light tan head poured from a bottle. A little bit of a sweet roasted malt aroma. Alright taste fairly semi sweet chocolate beginninglasting dry roasted finish, with an odd nice lasting moutfeel.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium brown with a medium tan head that lasts. Nice roasted nuts and dark chocolate on the nose. Good mouthfeel with bitter chocolate notes and enough hops to give it some balance. Good Autumn beer.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color. Foamy tan-brown head. Hop nose and also heavy malts. Heavy heavy palate with hop and burnt malts, both roasty and nutty. Bitter malty finish.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown color, thick foamy head. Slightly hoppy aroma but very faint. Nutty, hoppy, earthy taste. Full body and finishes crisp.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tumbler pours a deep amber brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma takes me back to Autumn every time smelling of sweet caramel, roasted barley, shaved chocolate, subtle spice and fresh grain. Crisp on the palate, perfectly spicy hops complimenting a cola like finish.
Fantomasus (290) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark caramel/cola with a light tan head that dissipates. Slight aromas: caramel, iced coffee, floral, dough, and some vanilla. Like most of the Sierra stuff, very balanced flavor. Clean palate with some sticky. Decent.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Real nice brass-brown color, lasting tan head. Very light toasty aroma. Some sweet malts, but the hops are barely discernable in flavor or finish. A top of the mouth coating astringentcy quickly overtakes any pleasant maltiness and lasts for the finish. I’d drink it again, but not if I’m paying.
LesArgen (289) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pleasant offering form Sierra Nevada is much subtler than the colour would suggest, particularly on the nose. It’s a lovely browny/ambery colour in the glass and has a little bit of malt and citrus in the aroma. The taste has some coffee and malt, with a lingering, mildly bitter finish.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much better than I remember this being! Instead of a metallic and burnt caramel edge like I was expecting, I get a much more round nuttiness with only a hint of roast/char note. Feels nice, moderate to full bodied yet still fairly drinkable.
eruizgarcia (287) - - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark amber with a thick frothy head that lasts forever. Sweet malts with some hops for balance. Pretty good flavor and easy to drink but just a tad watery mouth feel, nothing really special.