Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A red brown pour with a small head. A malty flavor with nice fruit. Nothing fancy but a nice beer.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... nice looking beer, good dark mahogany color... the aroma is pretty plain but some nice taste, solid
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. I did not enjoy this one as much as expected, primarily because the alcohol permeated through which overwhelmed. I was surprised because this is not that strong in %.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Slight aroma of fruits. Light sweet. Thin palate. Average.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of some dark fruits, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of some dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, lighter roast, and cola. Alcohol content well hidden.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet malty slightly fruity and toffee aroma and taste.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red black brown opaque with an off white good head, Aroma is malt and fruit with a taste of caramel and coffee gotta be honest though getting a bit hammered from all the other beers Iíve been testing, Good but not as good as the others. Thin mouth feel.
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. First observation is that this is one of those incredible pain in the ass beers that just wonít fit in a glass. First pour results in a half an inch of liquid at the very bottom of the glass, the rest is fluffy beige foam. Five minutes later and I have forced most of the beer into the glass, but Iím a little sick of the whole experience at this point. The final product is a glass with half foam, half liquid... a nice brownish red hue and nice highlighting. Aromas are unimpressive... a kind of apple and pear juice mixed together with a touch of caramel and soap. Flavor is much better than the rough start we got off to. It has a pretty nice peat flavor to it, which compliments the fruity sweetness well and helps bridge it to the alcoholic warmth. It still has a bit of a soapy feel to it, though, and in the aftertaste I pick it up from time to time. This is a pretty hot (alcohol) beer with a smooth and slightly viscous feel on the palate.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Pours a hazy, ruby-toned brown. Small-to-medium head fades quickly to moderate lacing with fine bubbles. Aroma of dark fruits, cherries, mild oak notes. Itís not bad, but all of the flavors are muted and on the stale side. It takes the "old" part seriously. Moderate body, slightly creamy, almost decent carbonation, mildly sweet with a slight sour, lactic, oaky finish thatís mildly warming. Hints of whisky on the tongue. Passable but not a great old ale. Very "to style" without being "to drink."
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish brown pour. aroma of caramel, raison and dark fruit. flavor is mostly raison and prune. finishes with toasted malts and alcohol burn