pdx77 (339) - 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 (114) - 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 (2317) - 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 (6320) - 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 (5206) - 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 (4974) - 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!
mcberko (4056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a pretty clear mahogany with a small beige / tan head. Aroma is very caramely, with toffee, brown sugar, molasses and medium-to-high sweetness. Flavour of caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, a noticeable hoppy kick, which finishes semi-sweet and with a medium astringency. Very well-blended and enjoyable.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper with athin head. Almost no aroma. Surprisingly strong flavour. Tha ABV is a huge surprise as well. Flavour starts as a herbal, molasses and eucalyptus blend. Tasty herbal cocktail.
savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Deep amber with a hint of brown and a small dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, pine and herbs. Rich toasty bready malt with some sweet caramel malt and a firm hop bitterness that keeps this balanced. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth, almost creamy mouth feel. This is a real nice beer, aroma is ok but the flavor is full of rich malt and sweet caramel.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Beer Revolution. Clear copper in color with a medium-sized white head. Slightly herbal aroma with sweet caramel malt, not too exciting. The flavor has nice sweet caramel and toffee, with mild roast and dried fruit. Medium-full bodied with softer carbonation. Overall pretty average.