b3shine (5154) - 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 (3746) - 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.
crossovert (6940) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Def a beer that doesn’t hit you right away. Revel in its complexity with yeasty flavours including bubble gum in the aroma, but a ripe fruity flavor. A unique old ale. 2010 vintage.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored and cloudy with a malty butterscotch aroma and a thin tan head. Rich and malty sweetness with hop balance in the finish.
vmilaxer29 (400) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy coppery brown with a finger or two of head and aromas of fruit and brown sugar. Flavor is OK, but seems a little overly fruity and not quite sticky enough. There is a nice spiciness there that adds a little something unique, but this is a pretty run of the mill Old Ale.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, deep amber with absolutely no head and lots of chunks of sediment, like flecks of black pepper. Aroma is quite sweet, some mustiness, lots of caramel, some toffee, cherries, prunes, orange. Smells like a mild double bock. Flavor is cherries, prunes, orange, lots of soy sauce, toffee. Sweet up front; very long bitter finish. Some alcohol on the tongue. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Think I’ll cellar a few of these.
jandd1983 (2470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a copper color with a small beige head. The aroma was of malt, bread, caramel, grass and some alcohol. The taste was similar, with fruit up front and a light hop finish. A very good Old Ale.
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great amber tinted body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head and some beautiful ruby tints - very nice looking. Aroma of pungent must, mushrooms, alcohol, pit fruits, prunes, brown sugar, oranges and a touch of spice (mulling spices//allspice, cloves, canella). Full-bodied; Deep rustic malty flavour with a ton of caramelised sugars, prunes, pit fruits, must and a little hint of chocolate. Aftertaste is quite sweet with only a hint of malt, some alcohol and a touch of the musty, basementy flavours. Overall, a great beer and a bit more ’refined’ than typical Olds, this one shows a lot of barleywineish qualities and a ton of sugars, less so of the pungent flavours - but it worked out great. I’m glad I aged mine as much as I did and wish I would have kept it another year or so - this one developed rather nicely. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 31-May-2012.