giarcsr (103) - 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 bailey’s irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. It’s very pleasant actually.the pour is good, it’s a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasn’t too carbonated, but honestly I don’t get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I don’t think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. It’s got a solid old ale taste to it, but there’s a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste that’s very enjoyable. It’s been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, I’ve 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 I’d probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, it’s that amazing.
jackafholmes (416) - - 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.
hallinghansen (2120) - 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 (651) - 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 (1289) - Aalborg, 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 (343) - 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 (14157) - 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 (814) - 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 (3270) - 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 (598) - 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.
tmoreau (2628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle as Olde Ale MMXIV, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, brown color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose offered some toast, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar sweetness, with esters as dried fruit, and alcohol at the ready. The taste was similar notes, plus moderate, earthy bitterness, somewhat of a syrupy texture, full body, moderate carbonation, and alcohol that was boozy, but also quite warming. Tastiest sampling of the evening!