neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy toffee with a medium tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big malty notes of caramel, raisins, molasses and toffee, along with earth and subtle herbal hops. The flavour is medium sweet with huge molasses, toffee and maple notes. Soft herbal and earthy malts provide balance. The finish is long with toasty malts and a subtly spicy, herbal hoppiness. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, an amazing malty old ale. Another gem from AleSmith! 2014-08-16
HonkeyBra (3348) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich reddish amber with a medium khaki colored head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, fruit notes. Brown sugar, currant, and tobacco notes. Flavor is medium sweetness with some mild hop notes. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Full bodied, lush on the palate. Finishes fruity and sweet. Overall, quite nice.
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fad: Taster på Stone som Alesmith Old Ale: Ravfarvet diset øl. Duften er let røg, karamel tørret frugt og alkohol. Smagen er sprittet og "gammel" Helt anden stil her i SoCal men vellavet og ok.
mike67 (783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and some coffee. Body is full and smooth. Bready, caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, herbal hops and alcohol fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Great ale to sip.
ROBC3366 (615) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown pour with some amber highlights and a small head like coffee foam. Aroma dark malt and molasses plus maybe a slight nuttiness. Rich flavor with a velvet smooth mouthfeel. Main flavor is a sticky toffee and burnt caramel taste. Lots of coffee and baking chocolate in the finish
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tgncc (2775) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of ripe fruit, brown sugar. Booze is light, well hidden. The appearance is murky brown/red, off-white head. The flavor is sweet, cherries, boozier, booze burn, ripened fruit, brown sugar. The finish is boozy, sweet, light pine. Medium/thick in body. Excellent.
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml Bottle of Olde Ale, bottled on 2/27/14. Dark reddish brown pour with a solid layer of beige foam. Notes of brown sugar, butterscotch, toasted marshmallow and dark fruits in the aroma. The flavor consists of toffee, caramel malt and dates upfront along with some cherry, tobacco and currant toward the end. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy with soft carbonation and more dark sugars and leather in the finish. Overall, an enjoyable "olde" school style dessert ale.
Stuedmaster (208) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alesmith Olde Ale, bottled March 4, 2014.
Pours chestnut brown with a garnet hue when held in the light. Little head retention, which is expected for this style and such a high abv. Aroma of raisins, currants, port (vinous), apricots, nuts, sweet malt, and lots of booze. The flavor comes on in many layers, it starts off bright and fruity with a candy sweetness, then the alcohol burn kicks in, followed by hop bitterness at the end. In theory this should be a well balanced beer, but it seems that the flavors come on in waves and are not harmonious. I do like this beer overall, as I love big beers, so kudos to them for even making it and offering it up to us beer geeks!
Bule (740) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a brown color without much head. Strong burnt toffee and some noticeable alcohol.
BelgianBeerGal (3139) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle of the 2010 version. Nice dark brown pour with some amber highlights and a small head like coffee foam. Aroma dark malt and molasses plus maybe a slight nuttiness. Rich flavor with a velvet smooth mouthfeel. Main flavor is a sticky toffee and burnt caramel taste. Lots of coffee and baking chocolate in the finish. A lingering warming from the alcohol.