jackafholmes (563) - - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at brewdog bar, manc. Clear burgundy with a small halo head. Aroma is rich malt, bread, some rummy sherry notes. Taste is alcohol spice and sweet and bitter. Full bodied with nice restrained carbonation. Excellent.
Mittenator (1523) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Hazy garnet with a beige head. Sweet vanilla, cherry and toffee. Tart, bread pudding and dry.
hallinghansen (2232) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labeled as Olde Ale. Unclear brownish body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruits, bourbon notes, caramel, malt. Flavour is light alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, nuts. Wow this is good.
mgajdaczewa (775) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
W aromacie arcyprzyjemne wiśnie w czekoladzie, do tego karmel, ciasto murzynek, lekko likierowa nuta alkoholowa, w duchu szkockich wee heavy.
Smak potężnie karmelowy, do tego gorzka czekolada, nuty ciasta z rodzynkami, gęste, pełne, alkohol rozgrzewa w żołądku, jest nieźle ukryty. Kawał piwa!
RasmusOtt (1415) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labelled as "olde ale". Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of dark sweet malts, caramel, dates, figs, prunes, toffee, chocolate, nuts (hazelnuts) and a weak hint of fresh leather. The taste has some weak roast, toffee, weak nutty feel, some bitter hops, dark dried fruits, chocolate, a hint of leather and some dark sweet malts. Really nice old ale indeed!
Klimaet (504) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as "Olde Ale". Pours cloudy dark brown with a small fizzy offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, malt, some licorice, dates, hazelnut, chocolate. Taste is pretty malty up front, slight licorice, hazelnut, dates, caramel, slight alcohol, some banana-like sweetness.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vinoble Odense. Pours dark ruby amber with a creamy head. Rich and vinous. Dark dried fruit, licorice, chocolate and caramel. Smooth and vinous. Quite soft! Delicious!
Martin243 (852) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/3 of a pint at Newcastle Brewdog. Complex aromas of Liquorice, seaweed and mop bucket. Pitch black with a tan skim. Liquorice Imp, soy sauce, cough candy. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, full bodied. Looong finish. A Christmas treat, loved every sip.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle from the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey London. As Alesmith Olde Ale. It pours a dark brown color with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of toffe, licorice and herbs. Taste is quite sweet, with notes of candy sugar, licorice, bread, light booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty and sweet
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 15 2014 as Olde Ale MMXIV) Pours bright red brown, small whitish ring of head. Aroma is like English barley wine lite. Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits (apricot, berries, prune), partly raisinated brandy grape notes. Flavour follows nose, with the initial malt and fruit sweetness fading into a nice brandy type middle with grape and spirit notes, a bit of an earthy, softly woody character, and then finally dried by alcohol to make a smooth finish with no real hop bitterness or residual alcohol heat. Medium full body, moderate carb. Very elegant old ale, nice fruity cognac-ish quality with no spirit harshness, though lacking the concentrated flavours of an excellent barley wine. Still really easy to drink and decently complex.