hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI in December, 2011 and rated on 4-03-2012. Bottled on 06/09/10 and label shows the ABV being 9%. Pours a small smooth ivory head that was mostly lasting with spotty amounts of lacing, transparent body, fizzy, fast-rising carbonation, and an orange-brown hue. The Aroma is very malty, sweet, caramel and alcohol. The Flavor is semi-sweet, malty, caramel, mildly hoppy, alcohol, and a semi-dry short finish. The Mouthfeel is tingly and this is a medium bodied Old Ale. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, the 9%ABV was not overpowering and I enjoyed the way the Aromas and Flavors came together. I would definitely drink this beer again if it came my way. More please!!
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2012 not shure the age of this but it has(2010-right on the front-duh) quite a bit of dust and am pretty shure its at least a few years old, kind of a murky light brown but with orange and red highlights, lots of head. complex malty aroma of carmel/malt sweet toasted malt coconut vanilla,yeast breadiness slight spice fruit and some hops.
Taste has a barleywineness to it with sweet malt.carmel.oak vanilla some fruit more in the ripe orange type than tropical kinda plum like though and cherry with brown sugar butterscotch, a little alcohol and dryness,yeah pretty malty and with big carmel presence,if you like that its well rounded with a pretty good bittering.Slightly hoppy.not bad.
fiercepanda (433) - Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A cloudy reddish brown beer with a small off white head. The aroma is nutty malt and toffee with some alcohol. The flavor likewise is nutty, malty, with a little grain and alcohol.
dfinney23 (1368) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours somewhat hazy brown with a solid finger of beige foam. Aroma is sweet and malty, dark fruit and toffee. Feels a little thick and syrupy with some woodsy, wet leaves notes.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007. Old, old, old. Pale orange. Stale malt, paper. This one has bit the dust.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish copper. Medium off white head. Some lacing. Nice aroma of carmal and malt. Sweet carmal flavor. Overall a very nice beer. Palate could have been thicker, but the thinner palate added to the drinkability
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of apple, berries, citrus, toffee and faint spice. The taste is toffee, apple, spice, citrus, toasted malts. Faint hops. Medium bodied, slight warmth, soft carbonation. Maybe just a tad bit past its prime but still tasty.
jkwood04 (3238) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts, a little chocolate and roasted notes, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same, with nice blend of everything. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown amber color with a smaller white head that was gone rather quick. Aroma was brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor was nutty, caramel, molasses and butterscotch. Heavy body with a longer finish. Good but not great beer.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a medium, off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit and caramel with a hint of hops. Flavor is sweet with notes of dark fruit and caramel. Piney and citrus hop notes towards the finish. Also a hint of sherry.