Darkover (1542) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Clear brown color with a big rocky tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and some nuts. Taste is sweet, medium bodied and a little sticky. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Deep brown color with a lively tan head. Light roasted malt aroma with caramel and faint bitter hops in the background. Flavor is more towards the bitter side but there is enough of a nutty, earthy flavor to provide balance. Carbonated perfectly. Pretty good stuff. wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2010
So glad I can get this as a single... Slightly foul, smoky odor. Bitter, nutty flavor. Not necessarily bad taste but can’t get past that smell. Maybe a bad bottle, or maybe Sierra Nevada should stick to the pales. picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Appearance-Clear dark brown with some amber hues. Thin Creamy head that leaves behind lacing. Aroma- Mild roastiness with some chocolate. Earthy hop notes. Taste- Some earthy spicy hops and roasty notes up from. A little sweetness but finishes clean, dry and moderately bitter. Overall- Very nice drinkable brown. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft @ The Sushi Bar, McCall, ID: Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. The nose is roasty, nutty, smoky and malty. Everything you need or want in a brown ale is here. The fresh roasted malts really add a unique umami and toastiness that isn’t rivaled often. Clean light noble hops that only show in the distant finish and a solid moderate body. Fantastic way to accentuate a usually mundane style.
NODAK1979 (2) - USA - SEP 9, 2010 does not count
Aroma here is mostly of roasted malts...a smattering of hops....and there’s also somewhat of a metallic smell.
Initial taste is of roasted malts that aren’t extremely assertive nor muted...sort of medium in intensity. There’s a pretty solid hop backbone here as well, with floral hoppiness leading into the finish....which showcases a bit of coffee and sweeter caramel malt that gives this beer somewhat of a nice, sweet finish to it.
All in all, it certainly isn’t bad. It probably won’t knock anybody over, but brown ales rarely do.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a very thin brown color with tints of red. Nutty and chocolaty notes. Decent for a brown ale. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Pours thin brown with off white head, aroma of roasted malt, some nuts, and a touch of hops. Taste up front is some earthy spicy hops, leading into roasted and nutty malt with some caramel, finishing bitter. Nice brew! jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2010
An attractive dark wooden color with a whitish wispy head, and a nice toasty and caramelized sugar aroma. tiny notes of smoke and charred wood, but well balanced and appealing for the cooler days ahead. Plenty of toast and green hops, with a touch more smoke than was apparent in the nose. almost gives me the inspiration to rake some leaves and go to the cider mill - medium-bodied and just a bit of warming alcohol; a nice fall brew. IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Brown Ale’s usually have a weird taste to me, and this one is no exception. Nice aroma, not very carbonated. Mouthfeel and nose are very good. Aftertaste is kind of funky. Enough dryness to make this drinkable to have a few.