Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tumbler pours a rich nut brown with a small head of off white bubbles. Nose is full of roasty malt goodness, caramel and coffee. Taste is very similar, malt goodnrss with a nutty roasted coffee with hints of caramel. Body is full and silky. Finish is good bitters all the way. Nice nice beer.
snoworsummer (352) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy amber brown with a frothy head. Smells malty and nutty. Tastes like toffee and slightly sour. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours tawny brown with creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, figs, dates, floral hops, and light toast. Flavor is mostly bready malts with supporting floral hops, toffee, dark fruit esters, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
jookos (761) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(11/2012) bottle. Dark lager. Nice malty, hoppy, chocolately feeling. More hoppy than most dark lagers. In bitgerness at least. Ok. Nice even. Would buy it again, if it were available.
TorbenH (654) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, hay, cereal, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
EHSRanders (1727) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with smokey notes. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clearance bottle at Famous Liquors. Yes, likely out of date, and the resaon for some oxidation under the cap. But also some sharp prickly hop smell as well. Pours a clean, ruddy brown color with a big head of foam. Has the familiar earthy nuttiness to the Goose Hex Nut and similar beers. A bit more roast to it, maybe even some smoke, slides toward the Porter end. Hearty and filling.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20101029.
Pours brown color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, dark fruits, caramel malts, toffee and mild nutty notes. Flavor is pretty much the same. A bit too sweet though.
hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a nice brown off white head. Aroma is of roasted malts and some caramel. This is a very tasty beer (IMHO) balanced, sweet, bready some hints of hops, goes down very easy, very enjoyable.
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber/brown with a lasting head. Taste is caramel, a bit of bread, some fruit in the aroma, grainy consistency. Browns need more biscuit or nut or something out of the ordinary for me to rate them higher than this, but it was a very well-made standard beer that I think would be excellent fresh on tap.
Creedence (127) - Cork, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bierhaus. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin white lacing. Nose is really off, smells very musty like the inside of an old wardrobe, with a light (probably intended) fruity and hay overtone. Taste is a big improvement, with a medium sweetness followed by a tart finish - hints of bread, citrus and fig on the palate. Dry finish with a medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, poor as far as Sierra Nevada goes, and very disappointing.