jandd1983 (1872) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark red/brown color with a tan head. The aroma was heavy on the toffee with hints of molasses, caramel and some pine hops. The taste was of roasted nuts, caramel and some burnt sugar. Not bad.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a stunning dark amber. Muddled nose thats not very fragrant. Flavor is pretty malt forward then after about half of the beer gone the hops spring forward and round out nicely. Very good.
mcmisko (348) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with tan bubbles, not much of a head. Smell is toasty. Taste toasty and slightly sweet, some hazelnut and toast. Super smooth, low carbonation, med bodied. Pleasant lasting after taste.
annunz123 (741) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhat mild aroma with nuts, bread, and a little coffee. Flavor, however, is rich and chocolatey, with some toffee and a fig/date flavor. A little coffee-like bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. I tend to think Avery is a little overrated, but this is outstanding.
mpersinger (327) - , California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle cellared for a year (or has it been two? Maybe they should put a vintage on the label, or I should date my beers when I cellar them...). Pours very bright and clear with color of amber resin and beige plush half-inch head that leaves lacing. Aroma is bready and doughy with a rich portion of molasses, as well as a clove note. There’s rich dark fruit on nose, followed by toffee and sweetbread flavors (reminiscent of British yeast contributions plus specialty malts like Victory) as well as flour (from oxidation?) ; alcohol presents itself mid-palate, which then melds with hefty balance note of bittering hop finish with some drying. Like a lean old ale, reminds me a of a leaner and much meaner London Pride).
chinchill (1010) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Served from a growler via a Unibroue snifter, it has a dark chestnut brown body with some deep red mahogany. Clear, with a small tan head (no penalty for lack of a decent head given serving type).
Aroma: Malty with a surprisingly clear hop note. Very good dark fruit tones with a slight bit of booziness and hints of smoke and hazelnuts.
Taste: Rich and complex flavor of mix malts becomes increasingly hoppy into and after the finish. Hints of figs, dates and raisins. Finishes with a light bitterness, and a bit too much earthiness for my taste (but suitable for style).
Mouthfeel: Good, albeit rather light, carbonation; smooth; the 8.3% alcohol barely comes through.
O: A fine Strong Ale and Winter Warmer.
Prufrockstar (435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is nutty, mocha, toffee, plum. Dark brown, almost nonexistent tan head. Malty sweetness, tootsie roll, lingering fruitcake aftertaste. Very little bitterness. Soft carb, medium body. Overall: this combo of fruity chocolate doesn't really do it for me.
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Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Old Chicago. Pour is toffee in appearance with a tan head and great lacing. Caramel, coffee, toffee, vanilla, grass, graham crackers and spice in the aroma. Taste is vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, light roast, somewhat grassy, raisins, and biscuit with a bitter finish. Somewhat thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. No alcohol present and quite a lot going on. Not bad.
Scipio (591) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber that is more dark and quite carbonated with a medium beige head. Aroma offers a holiday feeling. It has cinnamon, ginger, caramel, and bread. The taste is somewhat different than the initial impression from the nose. It is malty and very nutty, if not mostly nutty, with some caramel notes. There is some slight spiciness here to go along with a bit of yeast. Medium in body, a chewy texture, with some soft carbonation. I like this. It is one of the better Christmas beers that I’ve had this year.
SPDickerman (815) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 2012 Vintage. Pours ruby with a large beige head. Smells nutty and a bit of toffee. Taste is a bit of mocha with some solid toffee and hazelnutty notes. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Avery Old Jubilation finishes with a bittersweet chocolate note.