PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
HAY GUYS IM BACK TO REVIEW MORE OF YOU’RE FAVORITE CRAFT BEERS (I WISH I COULD TALK ABOUT PLINY MORE ITS JUST WONE BEST NUMBER ONE BEER IN AGAIN!!! SEVEN YEARS IN A ROW) BUT SERRA NEVEDA MAKE A GOOD BROWN ALE. ITS A DIFFRENT STYLE BECAUSE OF THE SPESHIAL BROWN COLOR. TASTE LIKE FRUIT AND SPICE. VERY GOOD BEER AND NOT AS STRONG AS STOUTS BEERS. SO YOU CAN DRINK ONE OR TWO WITH OUT BECOMING HUNG OVER OR PUKING IN THE SHOWER AGAIN. I RECOMMEND TRYING THIS BEER.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE from T.J.s Thin body, fizzy carbonation, malt sweetess with a somewhat ash-like taste in the roast. Minimal and slightly odd aftertaste.
Drinkable, but surprisingly forgettable; esp. for a Sierra Nevada brew..BUY AGAIN? No
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brilliantly clear with a 2-inch tan head which settles to 1/8 inch. The color is dark mahogany with a hint of red. The nose suggests coffee, wood, malt, and bread. The body is surprisingly light. Modest carbonation. The palate suggests toast, coffee, nuts, roasted malt, and earthiness. Decent lingering. Some Belgian lace does form. Thirst quenching, not moreish. The ABV is not noticeable. Very pleasant.
badinplaid (106) - USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good...nice head....had pleasure of enjoying pint with Ken Grossman on the evening he unveiled the Ken and Jack’s Barleywine.
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear brown hue with a small fading head that laces the glass as it goes down. Metallic, malt, and roasted nuts aroma. Notes of light cocoa, chocolate, a touch of bittering hops, and roasted nuts.
k9coug (102) - USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
They advertise the freshness of the malts, and I get this. I thought it tasted "fresh" as my first impression. Beutiful color. Seemed to have taste separation. I drank from the bottle and the last swallow seemed alcoholic.
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
After a string of bad luck with different brown ales I decided to try this one. Got the big boy and was not disappointed. Sierra Nevada puts out some good stuff.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours brown with a minimal white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel with similar flavor with a hint of chocolate. The finish is bittersweet.
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours a dark amber with a pearly tan head.
Aroma: Malty with a hint of caramel.
Taste: Predominately malty flavors: dark and caramel, mildly hopped ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
odannyob (94) - Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty good-good. Nice, stern brown depth of flavors from the pour out of the 12 FL. OZ. bottle onto and into a scrubbed english pint glass with thin scrims of lace clinging to the high edge remaining and an earthen swallow of tasty good-good goodness, and it just so happens that there were a few hours of dry snow slowly falling to accompany the tastings, too.
i do so love beer, too.