Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy brown that is nearly opaque. Sweet dark sugar and raisin aromas. Rich and sweet.
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 Re-rate from 11-Nov-2015: I have a note in my phone telling me to up this to 4.1.
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits with some caramel. Flavor is very nice dark fruit, caramel, a bit sweet, and a nice dose of smoke. Not too strong, but not too weak either. I really enjoyed this old ale. 8/4/8/4/15/3.9
BigBeer45 (1405) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a ruby and brown pour with darker brown hues at the edges, there is a little haze in the pour to, made a quick off-white head that collapses to a ring and a bubbled island in the center, there are lots of chunky particles in the glass,
this beer has aromas of nut, toasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar and molasses sweetness with faint dark fruit,
and flavors of toasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar sweetness with faint chocolate, pretty similar to the aromas,
also, this has some pepper like bitterness on the palate, and it appears to have a slight off-ness on the palate, maybe a slight off-ness in taste?,
mouth feel is more than medium, gave some dryness on the palate, there is no alcohol warmth on the palate but you know the 8.5% is there,
seems to be an ok beer, nothing really stands out in this beer, the alcohol or hop bitterness or combination of both seem to get in the way of fully enjoying this drink, the bitterness is off or just not right, everything is ok except for the finish.
dresden (1355) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a red hue. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and nuts. A smooth and rich beer, with some nuttiness, and sweetness. and mild fruit flavours. Alcohol very well hidden. It’s an interesting beer, but not mind blowing.
ebone1988 (1184) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 out of Dumpster Day box #1. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sugar, metallic, the metal is pretty overwhelming. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, poured thin. Taste is metallic, lots of that, followed with caramel, toffee, malt. Mouthfeel is medium body and light carbonation, with a very metallic aftertaste. Overall, if this wasn’t so metallic it wouldn’t be half bad.
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is big on nice caramel malt, sweet, candy, and lightly fruity on the back end. Appearance is a cloudy amber/red with a really thick off white head that lingers forever. Taste has a really caramel flavor with roasted malts, lightly fruity with light citrus notes, bready and a some hop texture. Palate is sweet on the lips, and an aftertaste of roasted caramel malts. Overall, It’s a decent Old Ale a little understated in my honest opinion. Cheers!!
jtw (1152) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice reddish-copper hue with a cream-colored, toward beige, head. a little more carbonated than i expected an old ale to be, with a very estery and fruity aroma. slightly sweet but not cloying; some fusel alcohols behind it. flavor matches the aroma fairly well, with a dry astringency which isn’t apparent in the aroma. malty and enjoyable - a nice winter warmer.
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - pours a dark murky brown , some fruity dark fruit aromas mostly raisins with a hint of spice. Taste is sweet with some caramel , raisin, plum and figs. A very drinkable Old Ale .
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black, no head. Rich chocolate, dried fruit, gingerbread and spice on the nose. Strong palate, a little hot, with hot cocoa, cream and baking spice flavors. Tasty. Definitely a winter warmer.
Hammy78 (958) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights on the edges, about a finger of khaki head, nice lines of lace. Nose is sweet caramel and dark fruits. Tastes sweet, a little bit of boozy bite, softness in the mouth, vanilla too. Decent.