galietti (12) - USA - SEP 6, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This ale is great out of a bottle or from the keg. I live two minutes from the brewery, I should try and get a tour!!
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good dark beer. I Wish I didnt have to travel so far to find it.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sharp grapefruit hops aroma translates superbly into the taste. Not sure why northwest hops should be used in a beer named íolde yankee,í but iím definitely not complaining about the results. the bitterness stays on the palate and follows through in the aftertaste. Beautiful coppery beer with good head.
MaBeer1972 (1130) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the Willimantic Brewery. Very deep amber with a nice frothy head. Excellent maltiness. The hops impart a slightly bitter finish. Good stuff. (You hop heads may like this one).
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright copper with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet biscuit, citrus, toffee, and toasted grain. Flavor starts with sweet caramel and toffee, turns bready, toasted biscuits, and finishes with a mild pleasant and slightly citric bitterness. Awesome balance, and an awesome beer. Iíve always got a six pack on hand, my session beer of choice.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hardly any head, but a great malty sweet yet hoppy aroma and nice copper color. Good mouth feel. I picked up a couple of off flavors but I suspect it was due to some food Iíd just eaten. Got this bottle from my friend Paul who brings stuff for me from his travels.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my travels, Iíve found and read that as far as ales go, color used to describe it means literaly nothing. At one time in England, it denoted a bottled only beer, not one taken from a cask, but bottled directly.
As vote it as:
A DAMN good beer!
Dark amber in color, beige head, lots of lace and a trizillion tiny bottles that once again denotes a well brewed beer.
Malty at the nose, a bit earthy maybe?, malts are large in this beer, with a nice full mouth feel that I like, the finish, a bit spicy and a tad dry. Nice carbonation, reminds me of beers brewed with the Burton double barrel system, try Windsor Double Barrel Ale, and see if they donít match up well.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím going my own way on this one and saying that itís a pale ale, not a red or amber. Anyways, itís a doozie no matter how you categorize it. Succulent malts dominate, giving sweetness and a nice caramel and almond flavor. Nice and hoppy towards the end with a very distinctively dry finish. Classic northeast style beer, and a very good session ale. Cheers to VENOM for this excellent, under-appreciated beer.
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a tall, lasting head. Superb lacing. Aromas of old sock hop. Interesting! Medium body with good carbonation. Biscuity malts on a hop train. Nothing in between. The finish is bittered well with citrus rind. Excellent! This brew is straight forward and delicious. Back to the basics.
matt7215 (1928) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a trade with jjpm74. pours amber with an everlasting tan head and soft carbonation. aromas are sweet malts with underlying hops. flavours are malty and but then more hops then youd expect from the nose kick in. moderately bitter finish on this amber. a fine quality brew id have any time. thanks john!