blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, nearly opaque. Aromas of woodsmoke and sweet bread. Very Autumnal... perhaps I should wait until the weather cools down to sample this again. Anyway, the flavor is sweet caramel, a touch of smoke, and hops bitterness on the back end. Syrupy mouthfeel. Would be perfect around a campfire with trees turning orange in the mountains. Does Sierra Nevada ever brew a bad beer?
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Beer has a brownish golden color. It has a very full flavour, and packs it with a medium body. I think I detect a touch of something woody, or at least something that reminds me of wood. Maybe some dry sweet straw on the back end? It reminds me of walking on dry autumn leaves!
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid - this is one of my favorite autumnal beers I can get. Roasty character from the more toasted malts, and not too nutty. Good, solid, well rounded beverage.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown (like cola) with thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is roasty malt with notes of chocolate and toastiness. Taste is bittersweet chocolate malt upfront with some roasted notes on the follow through. Aftertaste is toasted bread and bittersweet chocolate. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall a very nice malt forward brown ale for fall.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, Carmel, light earthiness and light nuttiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, caramel and earthiness with a smooth malty finish
TH28 (166) - - 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.
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 BROWN ALE’S ARE SOMEWHAT A THING OF THE PAST BEFORE THE MODERN DAY MICRO BREWERY THEY WERE STRICTLY MADE IN ENGLAND BUT DIED OUT MANY MANY YEARS AGO. TODAY’S MOST NOTABLE BROWN ALE IS NEW CASTLE BUT THANKS TO THE BEER REVOLUTION GOING ON TODAY IN THE STATES THERE ARE A FEW OTHER OPTIONS AND BROWN ALE HAS MADE A COMEBACK WORLD WIDE. THIS ONE POURS A NICE BROWN COLOR WITH THIN CREAMY TAN HEAD, IT HAS A NICE LACING YET LIGHT ON AROMA. WITH A BITTER ROASTED NUTTY FLAVOR THATS QUITE PLEASANT YET NOT A STAND OUT IN ITS CATEGORY . FLAVOR MUCH LIKE AROMA IS VERY LIGHT. GOOD BEER YET NOT GREAT BUT STILL VALUED WELL.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear brown with nice creamy head. great nutty, roast, coffee, chocolate aroma. Love this beer, wish it was available year round!
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 A little disappointing. I expect more flavor from a beer brewed by Sierra Nevada. Overall good but not great.
CopterScott (161) - Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown with a thin off-white head. aroma is bread and roasty malts. Flavor is bread, roasty malts, and nuts. medium carbonation