ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Dark brown appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty malts, light earthy hops, light coffee and a hint of alcohol. Similar flavor, thick, rich and malty with moderate sweetness, light bitterness and a touch of booze. Full body. A nice sipper overall.
crossovert (10877) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
750 ml bottle. This beer fucking blows camo can touch this shitty rocket fuel.
portableparty (2273) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle dated 03/04/14. Pours a murky mahogany color with a thin khaki head that fades to a thin wispy film that leaves a crazy looking points at the collar. Aroma is sweet caramel brunt toffee some bakers chocolate and fruity after notes. Taste is bittersweet with fruitiness upfront then burnt caramel toffee flavors coming through as well as oak and alcohol. Palate is full sticky with a dry warming finish. Solid.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium beige head reddish dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas toasted malts syrup toffee brown sugar lots of caramelized notes rich alcohol citrus stone the flavours yeast toffee caramel brown sugar syrup dates raisins sultanas citrus cocoa chocolate caramelized touches everywhere bitter touch lovely sweetness balance the finish lovely stuff hops and lots of malts used wonderfully sugary tastes richness body a cracking Old Ale
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Monterey Bar in Berlin
Appearance: Dark brown body, small beige head
Aroma: Sweet malt forward aroma, dark fruit
Taste: Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark berries, very light earthy hops
Palate: Noticable alcohol as it warms, thicker than average body, would be really interesting to try a vertical with 1-2-3 year old bottles.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, vanilla, dried fruit, and a little alcohol - with a slightly dry finish.
Tstamba (677) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to a tulip. Thanks Kevin. Pours deep Amber brown with thin head and lacing. Notes of fresh baked brown bread, caramel and brown sugar. Flavors are complex layers or dark fruit, raisins, spice... Balanced with some mellow hop bitterness ... Delicious... Would like to revisit in after a few years in the cellar!
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Totally hazy brown/red color. Thin off-white head, leaves good ridges and ropes of lace. Just a minimal ring halfway through though. Great dark fruit, earthy hop, nuttiness, mild vanilla. Bit of chocolate. Some decent roast malt. Moderate to bigger sweet, though not cloying. Good mild to moderate bitter, and nice bit of warmth on the finish. Bigger body. Very thick, kind of chewy mouthfeel, nice creamy fullness to the texture. Mild slick finish. Fantastic way to do an old ale. 11% alcohol works fabulously here.
drjay44 (3301) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, over a clear copper/brown (SRM 19) body.......nose is heavy dried fruits including plum, raisin, fig all from the malts, light molasses, mild herbal notes, balance heavily to the malts......taste is sweet, with heavy dried fruits including fig, plum, raisin, molasses, hints of cocoa, finishing with light hop bitterness, balance to the malts......mouth feel, heavy sticky body, alcohol heat present, mild carbonation. This bottle is a bit too young, and probably needed another year or two as none of the usual signs of age (oxidation, sherry etc.) are present. The alcohol is high for the style, and too prominent, but aging would correct that. Alas, temptation led me astray. This is a nicely malt forward beer, which meets the style, but, my fault, I should have aged it for two or three years. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7
danlo (2289) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Dark brown amber colour, beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt, molasses, brown sugar, raisins, figs, booze. Taste is sweetish bready malt, brown sugar, molasses, dried fruits, christmas cake, boozy plus some grassy & spicy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. Very drinkable.