gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010 bottle. Aroma & appearance are admittedly diminished by age, but the mellowing of the flavor more than makes up for the more vain characteristics. I ended up being very impressed by this beer; enjoying it immensely and finishing it far quicker than the style deserves.
Fresh, sweet apple juice on the nose; a surprisingly appealing attribute. Faint, but it strongly implies the quality of the flavor. And, more importantly, the flavor doesn’t let you down. Rich & full bodied but aromatic & smooth in a pointedly fruity (but not too sweet!) sort of way. Rarely can such a flavor profile be accomplished. Thank the lord for patience; this one proved the worth of aging.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
broken out for the blizzard. Rust red and brown color. Hard to pin down due to the style but this is mostly malty with caramel and a lil touch of green fruit. Decent light carbonation that livens it up just a little. average.
Chuckaduck (584) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/24/13. Bottle. I enjoyed this more than most people I think. Pours a dark sort of off-red with a thin white head. Aroma is very crisp, very sharp, very fruity, earthy, sweet. Taste is likewise very crisp, much fruitier than I expected, sweet caramel, only a very little bitterness. Some small lacing. Medium-high carbonation. Chewy mouth feel. Billed as an old ale, this caught me pretty well off-guard. A lot more crisp and fruity than I am used to for the style. But for all that I didn’t entirely agree with, it was still tasty and drinkable. I would drink another.
kbutler1 (1335) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a murky copper color with a slight light tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the flavor, just a little caramel. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is ok but very muted. Slilght sweet start that trails off leaving only a slight bitter note. It’s not terrible but not great either.
rubbishystuff (1690) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From BandC. 2010 Vintage. Shame about the low rating this gets I thought it was lovely. Caramelly malt, moderately boozey, dried fruit flavors. Tends more quite drinkable to super complex. Serving: Bottle
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from rbsg #47 poured a medium sized head of foamy with a frothy top bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy dark orange colored body. The aroma was old ale and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of old ale. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a murky orangish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes semi-sweet, malty, and a little hoppy with an average mouthfeel. Alright.
jkbachman (179) - - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet malty smell and taste. Finishes with a sherry type back end flavor. Hops are present in balance. Very complex beer.
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timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a nice head that slowly dissipates. Orange color and chunks. Must be naturally carbonated though the bottle doesn’t say. Nice caramel flavor with alcohol evident but well blended. Good flavor.
wlajwl (3345) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mint and very malty. The flavor is fruit, heavy malts, some dirtiness and an alcoholic finish. Didn’t care for the dirtiness, was decent otherwise.