phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared by dudeabide- thanks, Nate! Brewed 10/4/2008, bottled 22/4/2008. Gushed when opening. Pours a hazy amber with a khaki head that settles quickly. The aroma instantly has a cardboard note, followed by brown sugar, toasted malts, and wheat bread. Flavor of tea, cardboard, wheat bread, nuts, and dead leaves. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Everything about this one screams, "really old," which is true.
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by dudeabide. Poured dark reddish brown with an minimal to average frothy off-white head that was mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt, dark fruit and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium earthy dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex beer.
DrSilverworm (8149) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared by dudeabide. Bottle indicates this was bottled 22/4 2008. Mostly hazy dark brown / red color. Thin khaki off-white bubbly head. Dots of lace. Interestng aroma. Dark fruit, plum, vinous notes. Toffee, light caramel malt. Hint of nutty, chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light tart, some tannic. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy full body. A little dryness in the finish. Good brown ale. Drinking extremely good for a 6 year old 5% ale.
b3shine (6356) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good for the style; a cloudy caramel with thin lacing somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells fairly sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells with a strange tea presence and some cardboard as well. Average on the palate. Okay.
alexsdad06 (6690) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours a hazy dark caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, some oxidation notes, herbal /spicy notes, for a 5% beer to hold up this way it’s not bad.
BBB63 (6388) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle I shared with Shawn: Well one thing, it is not the golden ale listed on the label but more a coppery reddish hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma is grainy and caramelized with a hint of marizpan, grassy hops, mint and slight hop spice. The taste has some twangy fruit tones and herbal bitterness but they seem kind of muted, Even the malt character is simple and restrained. There is a slight band-aid and cardboardy nature about this beer. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing enough, a bit metallic on the finish. While hardly bad, it is going downhill and for the price you pay it is something I will not likely revisit.
SrSilliGose (3288) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle shared by bbb63. pours a cleary ruby red with a small offwhite head. notes of caramel, cough medicine, syrup. nice early quality to it, but tastes like a iipa turning into a barley wine as it goes past its prime.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle, brewed 04/10/08, bottled 04/22/08. Pours murky, rusty brown with tons of free floating particles into a pint glass; two finger khaki head that retains nicely. It’s a really nice looking brew. Nice, clean aroma with a toasty, biscuity quality; slight caramel/butterscotch as well as an herbal aspect. I want to know where he gets his water. Starts with the toasted/biscuity malt profile which blends into an earthy quality that lasts through the finish. Butterscotch builds in the background and sits sweetly on the lips. There is a slight lemon and herb quality in the finish as well. Light-medium body with a smooth, oily mouthfeel and a low-medium level of carbonation. Interesting stuff with plenty of subtle flavors. I really liked this.
yngwie (14855) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, courtesy of yespr/Papsoe/Ungstrup. Fun to have a beer brewed in Denmark, exported to the US, and then brought home to Denmark. It’s a slighlty hazy amber beer with a beige head. Citrusy, resiny grapefruit nose with malty sweetness in the background. The malty-sweet base flavor has a good layer of resiny, citrusy hops providing a lasting bitterness that balances nicely. Full body. A quite lovely and well-balanced beer that feels quite hop-driven. Thx a lot guys for letting me taste this one. 090822
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl. [ Courtesy of yespr - Papsoe - Ungstrup - Thanks for bring this back to Denmark ;O) ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate roasted, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.