tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared. Poured a dark mahogany with off white head. Aroma is malty very mild hop nose. Flavor has some nuttiness and some chocolate and caramel blended nicely together. Pretty decent overall. Nice flavor.
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack. Very good.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, some nuts, and cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice caramel malt backbone.
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. brown with small head. solid malt body with some sweetness and mild hops. kind of an odd take on an oktoberfest, but not bad.
superspak (2540) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 11/11/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, biscuit, toast, chocolate, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, biscuit, toast, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, plum, raisin, pear, biscuit, toast, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal carbonation and medium bodied; with a very slick, moderately creamy, and fairly bready mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a decent old ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and smooth to sip on for the abv. Could use more carbonation. Pleasantly enjoyable.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed September 23, 2012.
The appearance has a dark brown colored body that leaves a one finger off-white/tan head that leaves within thirty seconds. No carbonation is seen rising. Minimal lacing is left.
The smell typical nuttiness a normal ABA has with some nutmeg and caramel tones added.
The taste has the same flavors of the smell, nothing special, nothing bad.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, and slightly sharp on the tongue, sessionable.
Overall, Iím actually not impressed with this beer, though Iím willing to try more by Breckenridge. I probably wonít seek this out again.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh... just OK. Good malty beer with some hop balance, but it just did not grab me...
jrodooo5 (989) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours surprisingly dark w/ a small tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is faint & slightly malty. The taste is pretty much clean & uninteresting. Drinkable but boring!
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice maple color with less than a full finger of head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, raisins, minimal hops, and a slight smell of alcohol. Taste is kinda bland, it's refreshing, but boring. Almost tastes like a watered down Octoberfest. Overall, I'm glad I tried it, but I won't buy this one again.
rbkdata (1) - Kingwood, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not unpleasing. Doesnít seem to have that Old Ale Strength. I would drink again. Non descript.