Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, taste is of wort, alcohol, candy sugar, and malt. I give it an ok, nothing really to write home about, and less than impressive as a strong ale.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Old Fashioned - Tasted infected, as I got wave after wave of buttery diacetyl over the biscuity malt backbone and light hopping. I couldn’t even finish a third of it before I had to give up. Obviously something was wrong with this, as it tasted horrible.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewpub. Red-berry and caramel nose. Tastes like a mid-strength barley wine - fruity caramel malts over a sweet base. Decent stuff.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/24/07: Pours a transparent golden bronze with a frothy, clingy-lacing white head. Sweet toasty caramel British malty nose with a touch of light fruity esters. Body is smooth and sweet with some toasty caramel malt along with a touch of light fruity complexity and a mildly warming finish. A nice strong ale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Mortimer’s Strong Ale
clear dark gold,
light sweet caramel malt aroma,
creamy yet sticky body,
rich sweet caramel malt flavor, nice fruity character is brought out by the sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden color with just a hint of haze. Smallish white head. Pale malt and light fruit of raisins and honeydew melons. Full feel, and like most of the breweries beers lightly carbonated and easy to drink. Fairly simple flavors of caramel, light melon, pale malt and hint of floral hops. Very drinkable for the higher alcohol content, as the alcohol is not tasted, felt of smelt. Actually sat next to Mortimer himself while trying this one.
Skyview (5542) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
During second visit to Calumet brewery this year, this beer pours a clear golden amber brew with a fast dissolving white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some flowery hops and a hint of Hawaiian sweet bread. Taste is smooth, medium bodied, very little carbonation with flavors of sweet caramel malt, passion fruit and a touch of mango. Finish is smooth, creamy, a little alcohol burn, very light bitterness with a old musty cellar aftertaste. One of Calumet’s sweetest brews on tap this summer.