Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Papago Brewing in Phoenix. This was absolutely delicious. Notes of vanilla and pear over a great, intense, wonderfully sharp classic American strong ale taste. Caramel malt holds it all together. A perfect balance. Highly recommended.
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear red/amber colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of fruits, malts, raisins and spices. The taste of some alcohol fruits, spices. A little burny. The aftertaste is bitter, dry with some sweet.
wvhoran (387) - Tasmania, - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small diminishing head. The aroma has notes of caramel, light hops, a nutty side. The flavour is sweet with a good caramel flavour, not a strong finish. Good without being exciting.
GT2 (8960) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ 22oz ][ DedicatedToFun ][ Tasting ][ Globe ][ 10.31.14 ]
>> Clearish deep amber to red pour. Weaker head, yellow bubbles. Nose is maple, brown sugar, citrus hops. Taste is hoppy, spicy, brown sugar, paper, spicy hops. Slight astringency and paper. Harsher palate. Feels more like an old DIPA.
DedicatedToFun (3413) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, brown amber pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is boozy, more caramel, decent
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great ale, very unique and complex. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick tan frothy head. Smells of cherries, vanilla, coffee and nuts. Taste has vanilla upfront, followed by cinnamon and pecans, and brandy. Some carmelized sugar and a bit of fruitiness in the finish. Had in the bottle, unaged.
beertholomeus (1004) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel brown with a tan head. Malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruit and plum aroma. Toffee, caramel, molasses, raisin, date, malt, hop and alcohol flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Malt, toffee and alcohol finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2354) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange to caramel brown color with a thin layer of a white head. Once the head died down, there was some light stringy lacing here and there.
The smell had some light burnt raisins along with some caramel malts. There’s a light brown sugar trying to make an effort to flow forth but it mainly stays subdued.
The taste was mainly sweet but had an element of sour sweet candy which was the same aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a tad of sessionability about it. The carbonation was subdued but still good for its style.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good old ale.
ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep chestnut, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves excellent lacing. There is plenty of plum and raisin old ale character in the aroma, but balanced by a more savoury, nutty note and strong herbal hops. Bitter herbal and pine hops up front give way to treacle and plum in the mid-palate. Nutty, meaty notes come into a savoury finish. This is a very unusual old ale, much more savoury and with way more hops character than I would expect. It is still highly enjoyable, but definitely a little odd.
mkel07 (3876) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from April 2014. Poured a sark brown to copper colour with fruit cake an Christmas pudding aromas. Big beer with a big alcohol presence.
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now that is what you want to taste and feel after having an English Old-Style Ale. Perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.