jimhilt (2544) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet caramel nose. Flavor is sweet malts with some middle hops and caramel, clean finish. $5.49 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME.
mcox90 (1862) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a red gold color with a small white head. The alcohol is well hidden. This one has a bit of a sweet taste, especially as it warmed. Tastes a bit like good chocolate covered cherries. This was a nice smooth ale and I really enjoyed it.
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from the brewery. Amber pour with no real head. Aroma is sweet malts with a touch of smoke. The smoke also appears in the flavor and it makes the standard-ish old ale a little more interesting.
aracauna (3454) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear brown with a malty aroma. Caramel and brown sugar maltiness with a touch of banana esters. Pretty tasty.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle via trade with porterhouse! - Thanks Kevin! - Pours ruby/brown and somewhat sparkling with a nice tan foamy head that stays only briefly. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, a touch of smoke, some a bit of maple. Flavor is lots of caramel, some candi sugar, smoke, maple, earthy notes. Good and malty.. Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation and a sweet lingering aftertaste. Pretty tasty brew..
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.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz. bottle from the brewery) Pours a deep copper with about 2" of biscuit head that recedes to about 1/8". Nose is light caramel and hint of soft vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth, lightly prickly, a touch sticky at finish. Spotty bits of lacing. Flavor is mildly caramel maybe some very small hints of brown sugar and vanilla. More malty than hoppy. Flavor is quite mild. Mild bitterness in finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Pretty good overall but flavor is pretty timid.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Smells of hazelnut, maple and sweet caramel with some smoke. The flavor is light and sweet but has a strong finish. It is very smooth and finishes clean with a slightly nutty aftertaste.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark amber color. Thick sweet caramel malty aroma. Brown sugar and caramel malt. Sweet has a decent taste but nothing special going on. Just sweet malt.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled on 9/20/06: Pours a clear bright copper with a thin ring of wispy white head. Sweet, toasty, bready malty aroma has a good balance of piny hops. Body starts sweet and toasty with good caramel malty presence and a nice, bitter balance. A smooth and enjoyable old ale.