crossovert (8680) - 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 (412) - 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 (1394) - 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 (3000) - 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 (4989) - 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.
tmongoose (1556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours darker amber color with whitish head that leaves no lacing. lots of sediment in this bottle..lots of sediment. the aroma of sweet malts and cherries and mild alcohol. the cherry aroma is almost sour but not quite...the flavor is a mild alcohol burn with a big plum and some backside of cherry flavor...i get plums and prunes all over this beer. knowing its the same fruit but prunes stand out for some reason. the malt flavor is overly sweet.
jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a reddish brown with decent tan head. Aroma of sour malt with a touch of alcohol. Has a taste trying to be like a Trappist with a bit of smokiness at the finish. A bit too sour.
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umich03jm (2500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2010. Murky reddish-brown pour, no head. Sweet butterscotch like aroma but it is very faint. Pleasant taste but nothing special. I taste cherry, butterscotch, and brandy. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Decent but I’ve had way better old ales.
hotstuff (4393) - 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!!