Ratman197 (7609) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, graininess, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, light fruittiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
Hanuta06 (142) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: moderately sweet, grainy aroma--like pumpernickel bread.
Appearance: very small, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and good lacing. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter finish with lightly acidic, roasted malt aftertaste. Long duration.
Palate: medium-bodied with slightly dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: very good. The sweet initial flavor offset the lightly bitter finish very well.
bcBelgianbrew (55) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent hops for a bitter flavour. Mouth feel goes from dry to wet. Head fully diminishes after a dark amber pour. Enjoyed on tap at a local pub in Chilliwack, BC called "District".
thegreenrooster (2806) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice malty molasses with some brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is a nice roasted malt with a nice roasted nut. I also get more brown sugar and maybe a little bit of coffee. Finish has some earthy qualities. A decent beer a bit on the heavy side.
Gerbeer (854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with little head. Aromas of roasted malts, spice, and a little white pepper. Flavors of dark fruit, grass, and cereal. Acrid bitter finish.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Brown color, apparently lowly carbonated, with small creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, dry caramel, dusty, earthy, light puke. Flavor of dark caramel; the mouthfeel is quite round; then some more evident roastiness appears, and blends into a strong bitterness; very light residual sweetness; there is also a dusty impression.
More an American interpretation of Scotch Ales than an Old Ale.
RumRunner101 (380) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma of roasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon. Medium bodied. Bit of spice in the flavour which compliments the coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Nice.
stantheman (362) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pumphouse Pub in Richmond. Dark reddish brown. A bartender’s maxi-pour, so no head to speak of. There’s some interesting depth here, and I don’t pretend to any knowledge of "old ale" as a style, but it’s surely a nice winter ale. Lots of malt and some caramel I think. A bit of hops well in the background. Nice.
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown,small tan head.Nose of dry roast,malt sweetness.Earthy toasty malt profile,quite sweetGood body,medium hop bitterness as it warms
stchloe (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Winter seasonal olde ale with a strong roasty body with some mild hops to balance it out, sweeter yeast notes.