rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is a deep clear ruby with decent carbonation.
The smell is of caramel and roasted malt with maybe a small amount of smoke along with a slight hoppy smell.
The taste is very bready along with roasted malt and caramel/toffee. The smoke malt is evident but only slightly on the back end. There is a nice hop bitterness that leaves this beer finishing dry.
I really like this beer and wish I would have picked up more of it this fall. Very well-suited to the season.
robzawojski (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
Has a chocolate, toasty flavor. A very nice deep brown color, very minimal head. Medium bitterness with a nice balance light sweetness. Medium body, with a lively carbonation. jregenwether (4) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
Always like Sierra Nevada brews. It was a nice beer for a cool autumn day. Definitely will be repeating. marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is reddish-brown with a moderate tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, light chocolate, and lightly roasted malt. Taste follows the nose. Very nice, a great beer for a cool autumn evening. beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Dimpled Mug. Roasted malts and coffee, smells delicious. Poured a dark thin brown with almost no head, some lacing. Tastes of roasted malts, hint of coffee. Malty, carbonated mouthfeel. Great fall beer.
sickassmick (229) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
This is a great, fresh tasting beer. clean fermentation, not any off flavors i can pick up, good sweet semi-dark malty taste, more caramel than chocolate, but perfect hop finish, and not so heavy. fun to drink, perfect carbonation, not filling, and another slam dunk for sierra. gringo332 (640) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Recommended by Kegs and Barrels, Plano Tx. Excellent brown-ale unlike any other I’ve had. Great malt flavor with added hoppiness. Nice lacing and body.
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Really nice deep caramel look with a slightly smokey taste - thankfully not nutty just features the malt cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap from Sierra at Sierra. Really looking forward to seeing the anny fall seasonal take a hike. Pours murky brown but quite dark with dark brown head. Right off the bat some peatyness and smoke very light but enough to already make me love it. Very balanced offering goes down smooth with a toasty malt entry and flavorful finish. I think this one matches celebration as thier best seasonal. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. What a nice sexy pour to start my football Sunday. Deep mahogoney with a blustery, poofy head. Nice mellow autumnal aroma. This drinks with the smoothness required for a mass market beer, yet delivers a nice little nutty/woodsy kiss to the schmacker. Quality as always from SNBC. (#3986, 9/19/2010)