Gonzoforbeer (17) - Coram, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow.... Simply wow... Founders continues to impress... Well balanced flavorful and about as strong as you could want a beer with compromising and flavor... Mwwwa gotta love founders beer.
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ComradeK (906) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours a murky copper amber, with lots of sediment and a small off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves a little lacing. Berry notes, nutty malt and dark rye bread make up the aroma. Quite strong pine and spice hops up front give way to toffee and nutty malt in the mid-palate. Mild berry notes and more spice hops make up the finish. This is a decent beer, but to my mind it is a little over-hopped for an old ale.
graham_murphy (212) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite dry and sweet - caramel, biscuit and raisins from the malt. What stands out is certainly the ease with which it goes down given its strength. I’ve had plenty of imperial stouts at this ABV and you feel them in your throat. This is subtle!
kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Pours clear copper with lacing. Fruity English ale aroma with light vanilla and toffee. Taste of cherry and other fruits, toffee, vanilla, sweet with a light bitter finish and a boozy burn. Full body. Delicious!
Niall73 (906) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Earl of Essex. Bottled 2012. Pours a dark reddy brown with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and not much else. Medium body, mild carbonation. Some cherry, caramel, dark fruits, boozy heat, sherry, dark fruit. Pretty smooth actually. Nice.
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beerfest5 (1019) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old ales have to be made a certain way for my palate to really enjoy them. I also find that having some well made dark chocolate handy also enhances the flavors. This is a sipper from a tulip glass, finishing off a nice meal in the dead of winter. Fire in the fireplace, something good on the tv, under the blankets kind of a beer. Nice
hohops (77) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is amber with a small, diminishing white head. Big aroma of caramel, raisin, malt and hops. Full-bodied taste with caramel and maltiness with a very bitter finish. Very good, does not feel like 9.8% at all.
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great old ale from a stellar producing brewery. Aromas are very similar to barleywines but the taste is sweeter in my opinion. Get your hands on one if you haven’t already.
Grzesiek79 (2906) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oczekiwalem po tym piwie o wiele, wiele wiecej, widzac oceny na tym portalu. Niewielka piana, a wlasciwie prawie jej brak, lekkie nagazowanie kolor bursztynowy z drobinkami osadu. Kolor najladniejszy z tego wszystkiego bo wpadajacy jeszcze w odcien ciemnej pomaranczy, no i etykieta tradycyjna. Smak tego starego ale jakos bylo dobre i smaczne ale tak srednio bez rewelacji. Slodkawe na poczatku i alkoholowe w koncowce. Zdecydowanie nie te smaki ktore sie spodziewalem po tym Old Ale.
fugitive (1219) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color amber orange with small head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, yeast. Taste sweet, caramel, alcohol.