douglas88 (6701) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bend. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty nose. The flavor is big sweet malts, cherry, pine. Clean no heat. Dry finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2975) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a mahogany brown topped with a small head. Nose is sweet malts pit fruit and caramel. Taste is more of the sweet pit fruit and a nice little hop bitterness on the end.
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
had at recent bottle share. was ok, not sure i get what the fuss was about.
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the label through what’s in the bottle, this beer reminds me a lot of Fish Old Woody. What a wonderfully nostalgic reminiscence.
22. Pours a cloudy rubied mahogany with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly away. Fresh cut hardwoods on the nose, almost Bigfootish, along with tons of bready malts, bread crusts and dough and brown toast. Chewy thick body. Soft carb. Roasty, woody, sawdusty, bread crusty, heavy duty malty mid palate. Earthy herbal hop contrasts, almost a marjoram finish. Lovely big winter beer that brings back a particular memory of the bronze age of PNW brewing. This one might be a multi-repeater for this time of year.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Reddish brown color. Boozy aroma. Sweet taste of oak, pitted fruit, and an almost bourbon alcohol kick. Finishes really smoothly, with a little lingering warming.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours amber with light tan head. Nose of oak, malt, and caramel. Sweet malty, boozy taste. Has a dry hoppy finish .
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djd07 (4921) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is strong caramel malt and toast. Thick mouthfeel with a strong roasted malt and light smoke in the finish. A very good old ale from Bend Brewing.
gnoff (8118) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, caramel scent. Sweet, malty, caramel, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 10/12/2012 at GABF. This old ale pours a medium to dark brown color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied old ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet with a touch of wood. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Some wood. Hides the 9.5% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep copper, moderate frothy off-white head, a few rings of lacing.   Strong dark bready nose, a bit of nuttiness, some dark pitted fruit as well.   Seems like a Doppelbock crossed with a Dubbel, at least to me.   Has that heavy maltiness with that strong dark pitted fruit.   Body and mouthfeel are surprisingly moderate.   Hides its 9.5% ABV well.   Not a big Olde Ale, fairly moderate overall.   Finish is fairly clean, lingering breadiness, some dark pitted fruit (albiet light at this point), and nuttiness.   Not as complex as I was hoping for.   Really came down to American Doppelbock mixed with American Dubbel as far as I am concerned.   Still entertaining tho!