lordeche (478) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours fairly dark brown with medium head. Aroma of sour apple and light malts. I haven’t had an old ale so this is quite unique for me. Sour, but not overbearing. A little caramel sweetness in the finish.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
great beer from arcadia. dark in colour. very faint vanilla taste. its good stuff
BigBeer45 (1200) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, pours dark ruby, fragrance of darl malts, lots of sweet malt, some caramel, faint vanila, port wine, molasses, sweet bouquet, taste of dark malt, light alcohol, dark candy, medium carbonation on the tongue, little apple juice, alcohol gets bigger as it warms.
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hardly what i was expecting. If aged it wouldn’t really benefit. There was very little substance to it.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Hazy, dull cherrywood pour with copper hues. Quickly diminishing white head. Old ale? Hardly. Aroma is light malts, really light all around. Hints at floral hops, cherries and whiskey. Hard to assess, I wonder if something is being deliberately hidden. Flavor is more fruit juice and wimpy malts. Light on the palate, would be very easy to drink if it actually tasted good. This doesn’t smell, look or taste like a well made old ale, or one at all. Lively carbonation in the mouthfeel is almost too much and really seals this one’s fate as a failure. Nothing offensive, nothing interesting. Drab.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy fantomas23. Dark copper in color with a thin white head. The aroma took some time to find. Very mild citrusy hop aroma (lemon/orange) was present. Medium-bodied, a little undercarbonated. Taste had malt in front, a bit of smoke, dark fruit, but way in the background. OK, but the aromas and flavors were a bit muted.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy fantomas23. Thanks Adam. Pours a hazy dark amber with a light bubbly head. The nose was kind of tough to put a finger on. get a slight sourness, light fruits, and orange. Its an old ale so it wasnt very aggressive, pretty mellow. I picked up some light hops, light malts, a little tannic fruits, and a little bitterness in the finish as well. Overall pretty decent.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 22 Oz Bottle. Faint wisp of tangy old lemon malt. A nip salty and an edge of weak oats. A touch of grassy hop leaf. Really not all that enticing. Deep ruddy pour, clean with opalescent golden fringes, with a froth of ivory. Flavor is a nice, warm cream with banana skins, lightly toasted almonds and a nip of bourbon fudge. Malty character is a little wheaty with some faint grain oils. Realitvely light bodied, with heavy drinkability, something I don’t expect in the style. Cherry juice and a bite of oak fade out through a very lacking hop presence. A good platform, but I want more. More warmth, more character, more depth and a hint more hops. There is a very slight wild edge, which brings some unique turns. Overall, this leaves me wanting for a little more. Thanks Shaun!
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 A rich, dark amber color, almost brown, with a thin, red-hued, tan head. Roasted caramel aroma predominates with milk, some chocolate, and licorice-like alcohol notes. It was work to extract any kind of aroma from this beer. Quite full-bodied, some warming alcohol, lots of dense sweetness to a honey-like concentration then balanced somewhat by a roasted component and a backgroung dark cherry fruit. This is a bit messy and could use some separation of the flavor components, a higher carbonation level to scrub the aroma a little more, and a higher hop bitterness for me.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Dark amber in color. Aroma is mostly caramel malt, maybe a touch of smoke, and fruit. Taste is rich sweet caramel, some toast, dry biscuit like malt, toffee, and some fruit. sweet finish.