Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown, little bit of haze. Aroma is caramels and toffees, not to intense, and itís clean. All stuff I want out of an old ale. Taste is similar. The hop/alcohol balancing points are quite mellow but on point. Finishes balanced, with a sweet accent. Itís good - the best examples throw some extra nuance in there - Old Peculiar from the wood being my classic - but this is s tough style to nail and they did a pretty good job here. 4 7 7 4 14
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery poured clear brown hue w/ a medium creamy fully diminishing tan head. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are caramel, lightly toasted malt, and dark bread. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and a light warmth in the finish.
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bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - thanks Eric! Pours clear reddish hazel with a small beige head and some lacing. Downhill from there, unfortunately. Aroma is grain, grass, corn, caramel. Flavor is the same, light plus sweet, light bitter, light astringence. Medium body, a bit boozy. Not so great.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bomber found in a crappy liquor store while working in COS. meh. caramel toffee aroma; very mild taste - light caramel/toffee and soap, mild hops. meh
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, Aaron says he has no idea where it came from but Iím pretty sure itís his. Pour is dark reddish brown with thin off white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bread, some caramel and toffee, light floral and grassy hops, with a hint of yeast and earth. Taste is bready, caramel and toffee, hints of biscuit, some slight grass, earthy notes, some slight fruity touches but not much, finishing fairly bitter but some sweetness comes through.
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of who the fuck knows. This was found in Danís fridge and no one knows who bought this fucking shit. Cloudy, dark orange appearance with a tan head. Soapy, floral, light citrusy, light toasty aroma. Tangy, orange/grapefruit citrusy, floral hoppy, soapy, bitter flavor. Not all that good but not horrible either.
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Pours a dark murky caramel color with a sturdy head somewhere between foam and cream. Nose is toffee and spice. Taste reveals American hops and caramel malts. Some sort of rye biscuity thing going on somewhere on the back end that Iím not too fond of. Medium mouthfeel with lingering hop presence. Probably could have benefited from some Golding or Stirling to give it more English character. Still, not a bad beer in the local brewerís stable. Iíll have to review the style further.
Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, off white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with light notes of gum and grape jelly.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Re-rate, since the bottle I tried 7 months ago was moderately infected (rated that one a 2.0). This one isnít sour, thankfully. Lots of raw yeast odor, slightly dirty aftertaste. Still the typical clunky Bristol quality, but better than before.
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 42į. Color is a nice amber with good carbonation and a thick, tall head. Aroma is a light sweet sugar scent. It has a lighter medium body that goes down with a crisp dry feel. Flavor comes in with mild roasted malt giving a touch of sweetness and toffee then some oak, vanilla and citrus shows, ending with a very light bitterness. After taste is dry with mild oak and a mellow roasted taste hanging on that gives a very faint coffee like taste on the very end. Overall this is a very good brew, nice flavors and easy drinking.