TaxiDriver (1640) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A bitter and light sour smell, light alcoholic. The head is very small, beige and fizzy, fast disappearing. The body is brown. A taste of spices, some chocolate, malty, a very own taste. The body is heavy, oily with a soft carbonation. A very interesting beer.
Cybercat (4432) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a bubbly semi-transparent dark honey golden - the way it was poured I wasn’t able to comment on the head. Malty aroma has a honey-sweet overtone. Malty, lively flavor has hints of spice, a nice alcohol bite and a hoppy undertone. Edgy, fizzy texture has a fierce, brandy-like bite.
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from erzbierschof.ch - hazy reddish-amber colour with a poor head retention; hoppy aroma with lot of fruity notes (strawberries marmalade, prunes) and notes of alcohol; full-bodied and a bit sticky, thick and solidly bitter; quite dry with long fruity hoppy notes in the finish along with a warming touch
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Nose is malt malt and more malt. Caramel, some vanilla bourbony notes, slight alcohol. Smooth and quite drinkable for the strength, sweet with another heavy dose of caramel malt, bourbon.
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355 ml from www.erzbierschof.ch. Ale flavored of orange, caramel, brandy, rosemary and woody. Citrus fruits, molasses, spices, oak, vanilla and touch of maple syrup blend in a full body and a fat and syrupy texture. Soft finish on herbs, dried fruits, almond and tannic note.
jlruthven (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, poured into a mini-goblet. Cloudy, brownish-ruby, with minimal tan head. Nose is thick with molasses, bourbon, and slight sour cherry. Taste is insanely malty, more bourbon, a little toffee and overripe raspberry on the back of the tongue. Finishes clean, a bit of sweetness in the aftertaste. Mild bitterness. Very drinkable, but this is definitely a sipper. Mouthfeel is a touch on the thin side, but this may embolden itself with just a few months’ more aging. Lucky I picked up a 4-pk.
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark-ruby color with a big off-white head. Creamy and long lasting foam. Aroma is huge: lots of malty sweetness with caramel and toasted notes. Hints of spicies too. Taste is similar: very sweet with huge caramel notes and spicies. Some alcholic flavor too. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Overtall, great. Very sweet, but still complex, warming and really enjoyable.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a rusty orange hue, with very little cream colored head. It has a sweet boozy malt smell. Tastes of sweet boozed malt with a twinge of brown sugar. The alcohol lingers on the palate with strong malt after taste. Very nice Old Ale hinging on a Barleywine.
tgncc (3047) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fruit,brandy. The appearance is a clear deep amber color, white head. Thin looking for this style. The flavor is sweet, fruit, apricot, alcohol. The finish is a booze warming. Medium/thick in body. Good Old Ale, by far not the best Old Ale.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good beer and I like it more aged. The taste has a strong malt character and a gummy sourness at the end. Let it sit.