GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet. Taste is dark fruit, malty, a little leathery, a little dry. Love to age another to see how it weathers. Low carbonation. Tasty beer. OK lacing.
angelkostvo (832) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazrlnut colour, almost no head. Aroma of plums, figs, brown sugar, candy sugar. Taste is medium sweet, fruity flavour. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation.
jesperhammer (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
06-FEB-2014, bottle @ulkløbben tasting, my place, from Kihoskh
Hazy amber with lasting tan head.
Aroma is caramel, bread, nuts, chocolate.
Taste the same. Very nice malty drink with just a touch of bitterness.
Full body, sweet, medium carbonation. Lovely.
GarrettB (1181) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
July 10th, 2013 - I had the pleasure of enjoying this beauty at the brewery itself - a dark, sweet sultry beer which is RIGHT inside of Alesmith’s bailiwick. I trust these guys to do dark beers well, and they follow through with their Old Ale. I’m covering both versions in this review: a draft and a cask. Both smelled similarly, with a dark, clove riddled scent. The flavor on the draft version is chocolatey, malty, boozey and coated in molasses - like when sugar on a rich, dark chocolate bar begins to crystallize. It’s the pure essence of dark and sweet. The cask smells much like the draft, but the flavor is remarkably different. Here the palate is obviously flatter, and strikes out on a less sweet and sugary path, tasting more of teriyaki and tempura sauces with a savory quality that complements the sweet. Both are excellent beers, and excellent contributions to the tap list.
Nocturne (1082) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BrewDog Manchester. As ’Olde Ale’. Near black with a tan head. Aroma reveals itself slowly but is fairly complex. Toffee, nuts, coffee and praline show up at one time or another. Taste is lightly toasted caramelised sugars with a hint of fruit; nice but not as seductive as the aroma. Not nearly as thick and cloying as I expected. Good showing, but fell a bit short of my expectations.
jackafholmes (603) - - 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 (1561) - 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 (2295) - 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 (822) - 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 (1489) - 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!