jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Way too carbonated...maybe a bad bottle. Flavor of the beer was a bit unbalanced...harsh in the finish. Strong hops and sweet malt, but not the best balance.
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.
blackflag321 (483) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Several bottles in various glasses over the years. Heavy malt sweetness without being syrupy. Mild hops. A very good Old Ale.
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Deep red pour. Didnít get the advertised "chocolate covered cherry," but did get elements of tart booze as it warmed.
RyanMM (411) - 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."
BrownALEx (268) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby with a huge khaki head. Very carbonated. Great aroma, dark fruit mixed with roasty malt. Taste starts sweet (caramel, fruit, sugar) and ends bitter with slight booze. The alcohol is hidden well though, but you can feel it. Very well balanced from beginning to end. This is one of the best winter warmers Iíve had. Must try.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark amber which seemed highly carbonated and had a thick, light brown head that stayed foamy for awhile. Smells sweet, almost belgian-y with maybe a little hop in there. The flavor is a rich olde ale consistant with others that I have tried (and quite good!). It’s sweet with a bitter finish and a bit of a tart aftertaste. It’s medium-bodied in the mouth and quite drinkable. Seems pretty gentle for 8.5% and well worth the try!
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at brewpub. Very fruity and hoppy, it has a complex taste and a texture that I like, but the taste of the alcohol is a little too prominent.
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.
jhulett (12) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2009
1.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Suspecting that it might gush, I chilled the bottle down to 32 degrees before opening. No luck, I had to wait 30 min. for the foam to settle before I could even consider drinking it. Iím not sure why Arbor hasnít figured out this problem yet. They generally make good beers. Phat Abbot Triple is one of my favorites. Bad experience with this one. Big waste of money.