jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is hard to figure out. It’s malty like a brown ale or barely wine but not strong. It is good to drink. I’m not to keen on the label.
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little weak for the syle. Amber color. No head. Some malt aroma. Flavor of caramel and some apple.
Gethinbeer (2146) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Amber colour with a thin white lace. Carbonation seems quite lively. Strong malt flavour. Rather rich, syrup like texture.Slight tangy finish with caramel.
6ROW (406) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep amber pour with a small creamy white head. aroma of rasins. bitter taste with a malty finnish . med body
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber aged about 18 or so months, drunk early 2008. Another pale old ale, this one being a deep amber, with a wispy white head and a clear filtered body. Quite estery in the nose, with peach, apple and other fruits presenting themselves. They are swallowed by a strongly malty vanilla-honey-almond note that leads to a light mustiness (bottling line bacteria?) that is apparent in many of Atlantics older bottles. The flavor is very sweet and underattenuated, with a big brace of honey, maple and vanilla cream-like sugars that are only (somewhat) kept from cloying the palate by the weak, thinned-out mouthfeel and low carbonation. Oxidation and some cidery/vinegary notes begin to creep in on the finish, while crackery/crusty malts dry out the finish somewhat. Alcohol is well-concealed. Could do without the spicy phenols too (clove mainly).
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of raisins, earthy, some rosey hints. Tastes caramelly and fruity with an earthy finish.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber that I bought a ways back in Southwest Harbor Maine on Mt. Desert, $5 at my parents house. Pours deep orange brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet with light malt. Taste is malty, bitter and cloying. This is a damn bad example of an old ale, but then again Im not surprised, my view of Atlantic after visiting them was that they were cocky about the quality of their beers, without any real reason for that cockiness. This is pretty much barely drinkable.
thornecb (4362) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Porus deep, hazy brown into a snifter. Head quickly subsides to hug rim. Sweet caramel aromas. Flat upfront turning crisp with caramel and sour apples. Lasting marshmallow finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the brewery sampling. Really only my second old ale, but this seemed much better than my previous attempt at the type. Just seemed more flavourful and complex.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. Pours clear amber, with a small tan head. fairly sweet aroma, with caramel, grain, vanilla, and vegetal character. Flavor is even sweeter than the aroma, with caramel coating the palate. Mild hops, grain, and wildflower flavors attempt to temper the sweetness, but this still comes across as too sweet