dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear-brown with a rich beige head. Great lacing and the head is very persistent. Aroma is caramel, nutty, malty, and earthy. Has a very creamy body, with flavors of malt, and has bittersweet hop finish. Very Solid beer.
Firefly54 (235) - - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dark and some chocolate malt, little hops. Taste is well balanced. Picking up Subtle hop flavours and a nice malt sweetness. Well rounded and balanced brown ale.
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having this back-to-back with Anchor’s BigLeaf Maple was probably a bad idea. I’m getting wet leaves, earthy water and musky rocks... and sadly not an herbal tea.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not at bad beer, not my favorite style. Has a smooth refreshing taste but it is a little watery.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavor for this one has some roasted malt,coffee. As well I am getting some chocolate and smoky notes.
The aroma is nothing special for me. It has some bread and smokey
Pours a brown color with some ruby hue’s. It has a nice off white creamy head and some spotty lacing.
The finish has some bitterness from the different hop’s used in the brew process. Also there is some from a dark chocolate too. It is a pretty good beer overall but a little rich for my taste for a brown.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got this in the bottle from Total Wine in Henderson, NV. Sweet malt, slight smoke aroma. Sweet, smokey malt flavor with hints of cocoa.
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Fantomasus (226) - 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.
sickassmick (226) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great, fresh tasting beer. clean fermentation, not any off flavors i can pick up, good sweet semi-dark malty taste, more caramel than chocolate, but perfect hop finish, and not so heavy. fun to drink, perfect carbonation, not filling, and another slam dunk for sierra.
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark orange. A bready malty smell and taste is ok. Easy drinking beer good for the season.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a generous white head, thick lacing. Aroma is bready, yeasty, and nutty. Toasted malt all the way to start, gives in to some nuttiness followed by a touch of astringency, but not off putting. Easily put down, mild carbonation. Overall a very good and interesting brown ale.