giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like baileyís irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. Itís very pleasant actually.the pour is good, itís a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasnít too carbonated, but honestly I donít get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I donít think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. Itís got a solid old ale taste to it, but thereís a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste thatís very enjoyable. Itís been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, Iíve had this on cask twice and it is amazing, I think as of this posting there is only one cask of this beer left. It is well worth it to get a pint of that. If I was rating that Iíd probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, itís that amazing.
Guerde (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle dated 03-04-14) Pours a deep amber color with a thin light tan to off-white head. Aroma consists of a melange of dried fruits with notable scents of dried apricot, cherry, prune, and dates. Along with the fruit is a prominent scent of peanut brittle. Some caramel and port as well. Further warming yields some sour cream and red delicious apple. Flavor holds mulled wine, port, dates, toffee, sweet dark cherry, and jaggery. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is low.
CaptainTilven (87) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at La Capsule (Nancy - France). Dark mahogany body, cloudy, with almost no foam. Aroma is nuts, dried fruit, caramel, roasted - heady. Taste is similar, with very strong alcohol; very round.
Pyrmir (4738) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at SBWF15. Amberish brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, light chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, dried fruit, sugar, wood and alcohol. Nice.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good shit. Sugary, sweet goodness. Malty. Kinda like a barley wine with a Scottish ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajnepple (4074) - 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 (10045) - 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 (2248) - 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 (3738) - 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, 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 (1863) - 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.