bs476 (80) - - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could use more aromatics but has viscous mouthfeel, toffee, caramel, coffee, and all around good matliness. A little sugary? I enjoyed this beer.
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice brown ale. Pours a medium brown color. Aromas of malt and nut. Flavor of caramel nut and coffee. Can taste the hops a but more in this one that other browns that I had had before. But in a good way. A solid brown ale.
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not terrible buy not much to it. Very bland for a brown or for a fall seasonal. Watery with a little toffee, not much roastiness. Drinkable though. The high rating for this is baffling. This is one of the blandest browns and blandest sierra nevada brews.
odannyob (76) - 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.
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice brown color and leaves a nice tan head. Has a good roasted malt flavor that leaves a slight bitterness on your palate. As of this point, my favorite Sierra Nevada. Overall, a very decent brown ale.
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark iced coffee brown with golden highlights and a modest but persistent off-white head. Aromas of coffee, grains, brown sugar, and candied orange peel. Grainy sweet base with notes of chocolate, coffee, and orange; very slightly bitter herbal finish. Light body, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. Pleasant, quaffable, and toasty.
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Bottled on July 8th. Pours a deep brown. Not opaque. Exhibits good carbonation. Two inches of lumpy head forms and quickly dissipates. Fair amount of lacing. Nutty, roasted malt on the nose with a touch of coffee and dark chocolate notes. Medium bodied and just enough carbonation to make the mouthfeel nice and easy. Definitely sessionable. Sweeter on the palate. The roasted, nutty flavors come across after those of semisweet chocolate. This is the best brown ale I have had in a long time.
haugeberg (71) - - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, drank from pint glass. Full bodied amber that is rather inoffensive. Not bad.
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iggynelix (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Unos, this is a terrific implementation of a brown ale. Deep caramel color with a slight sweet finish
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours an amber-brown, white-tan head. Noticeable hop aroma with strong smoky roasted malt character. Savory, slightly sweet caramel flavor up front with hint of hop bitterness, finishing with crisp balance of malt and hops. Hint of alcohol on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Rich, enticing beer that is very warming; a welcome experience as autumn approaches.