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.
sickassmick (228) - 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.
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brown, but a little thin. Taste of caramel malts and sweetness on the pallet. Must drink it fresh.
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.
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hint of cinnamon and pumpkin spice smells. A little nutty and malty, but a little thin with no head. A slight bitter aftertaste. It looks and smells better than it tastes, but it’s not a bad autumn beer.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off, love the bottle label. Feels like fall in a bottle. Smells hops, fresh roasted nuts, and carmel. Appearance is clear brown, 2 finger head dissipates to thin ring. Medium carbonation, tastes of nuts, hops, carmel, slightly sweet. Medium bodied, tan/cream head. Not a session brew, but a great way to spend a nice, cool Fall evening on the deck. Mostly hoppy witaste with chocolate malt to balance it out, very crisp, enjoyed with porkc chop and stuffing.
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24 oz Bottle -- Pours dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aromas of Roasted malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate, and hops. Dry mouth-feel with some sweetness. Doesn’t taste nearly as good as it smells
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid brown. Malt backbone with traces of hops. Good fall ale. In 2014 SN Fall mix pack. Once was regular seasonal offering until the vastly inferior flipside red came out. Needs to come back as a mainstay.
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jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Dark brown color with white frothy head. Smell is cleaning solution, caramel, and kind of salty. Taste is that of an average brown, nothing special really. Nothing I’m going to try again.