matthewgerke (61) - - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Deep copper red with a short-lived small head. Great winter warmer style beer with a good balance of sweet and bitter and finishes exactly how the style should – great warming feel.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just brown, dark brown. Fluffy toasted froth. Holds well. Beautiful lace. Toasted whole wheat bread burnt on the edges, made with a touch of molasses, spread with homemade syrup; good hop funk steps through, and boogies on down the palate. Jazzy mouthfeel. Warming. Creamy. Mocha cappuccino made with Italian roast.
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Let me start by saying I am a big fan of Winter and Old Ales, and Old Jubilation may be my favorite.
The beer pours a reddish brown with a relatively good head of foam that hold up well.
The aroma is tart cherry, currents, malt, and a wisp of alcohol. A great smelling beer.
The Cherry and Currents in the aroma take of the beginning of the taste, and remain for quite a while, then you pick up a good dose of malt, and the taste ends with a mild burn (as would be expected in a Winter Warmer), and a good dose of bittering hops. Wow
Mouthfeel and Drinkability are what you would expect from a quality brewed strong Ale.
Over all outstanding!
exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Moderately sweet and earthy aroma of licorice, caramel and wood. Gorgeous deep reddish brown color with a thick, rocky head that lasts beyond the final drop. Substantial lacing. Medium sweetness with hints of nuts. Substantial alcohol warmth. Full body with a hefty mouthfeel. Lively carbonation with a lasting sweet malt finish. This is a big winner. Highly recommended for those cold winter nights, or anytime, really.
Ostomo517 (57) - 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.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good solid ale but not something I would insist on buying or drinking again. Gentle hop aroma with similiar taste. Balanced malt that is almost unnoticable and just enough hops to taste them but not overpowering or bold. Smooth balanced solid ale.
MikeHernandez (50) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an average to large sized, creamy, off-white head that is mostly lasting. The clarity of the ale is muddy with no chance of light getting through. The hue is black. It is medium bodied and creamy with a slight roasted malt aftertaste. Carbonation is average. I detect a presence of fruit in the aroma, perhaps raisin. The initial flavor is sour and finishes with sweet malt flavor.
Overall this beer is baffling me. I love the texture, the aroma, the palate, but I cannot pinpoint what is in the beer to give it these characteristics. This is a unique beer; I have not experienced a beer quite like this before. I am very impressed.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The scent is subtle with light notes of oak. Clear and dark with deep red hue.Very light flavor of alcohol. Almost, but not quite soy after taste. Tingles the tongue, but leaves the mouth feeling refreshed. Not bad.
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has some fruits, roast, and malts. The off white head is farily thick. taste has sweet and spiced malts that sit in the throat. Nice Christmas/wintery ale. The malts really come out as it warms.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhat weak copper-like alcohol aroma...smells like a strong beer. A very beautiful dark redish brown color. Roasty sweet flavor...with very little fruit taste just a nicely spiced ale.
Very robust in its style.
A nice drinkable beer.