Travlr (15863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown color, small white head, good lacing. Aroma of boozy brown bread. Taste is coffeegrounds, booze. OK.
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazed copper color with a finger of off-white head. Smells fairly typical for an old ale: toffee, brown sugar, and toasted malt with some hints of dark fruit. Has a bit of a soy sauce aroma to it, though. The flavor is slightly watery, but still has that soy sauce thing going on. There’s a mild roasted quality as well as some toffee, toasted malt, and sweet sugar. Maybe just a hint of fruit.
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from Guerde. No doubt the 2010! Thanks a lot guy. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aromas of treacle, raisin and arguably oak. Med+ body. Flavor is dark malt, big dose of treacle, and some minor dark fruity and woody astringency. Heat isn’t noticeable. It’s pretty smooth stuff, and tasty to boot. Is it to style? Sadly I just don’t get many old ales. So thanks again Guerde.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber to brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dark fruity esters and light alcohol with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish color. Aroma is sweet and boozy. Ripe fruit and caramel aroma and flavor. Sweet and malty, quite a powerful flavored beer. Pretty good. Thanks to JW77.
crossovert (9182) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a burgundy brown with a foamy off-white head that produces some nice lace.
The smell is rich and carmally with an alcoholic perfume.
The taste is very earthy and toffee-like. Very sweet. Interesting.
I am buzzin hard right now
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-16-2011 05:40:21
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby with thin off white head, aroma is caramel, nut, brown sugar, and molasses. Taste is sweet and thick with caramel and molasses overtones, finishing a bit boozy and dry.
DrSilverworm (8541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Clear brown color. Bubbly little off-white head. Nutty aroma. Medium-plus body. Light carbonation. More dry in the texture. Good lace. Some dark fruit. Light caramel. Little cooked vegetable. Sweeter taste, light bitter. Good, long aftertaste. Just a very light bite in the finish. I think some of the original flavor may have dropped off, but it’s a solid strong ale still
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Cola colored with a frothy white head. Nose of yeast and molasses. Medium bodied. Taste is molasses and caramel. Pretty good.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle I’ve had since early-mid 2010 (released February 2010), and I’ve since forgotten where I got it. Thanks, friendly RB trader! Pours a clear amber with a beige ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, oak, dried fruits, brown sugar, and some earth. Flavor of caramel, toast, brown sugar, dates, and some bitter earty notes at the end. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Good old ale. Has held up well over 3+ years.