RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cranberry and apple aroma. Taste has noted of bitter berries, vanilla, wood and tart cherry. Finish is bitter cherry with a boozy afterglow.
BBHansen (451) - KÝge, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Taphouse w the CEO. Appearance: pours slightly hazy amber with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, toffee, oak,
raisins, whisky and some dark fruits. palette: strong aroma, average carbonation, full body, average to distinct malt sweetness, average bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice complex "strong" old ale
gregwilsonstl (1488) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber. No head. Malty. Lots of oxidation. Tasted like cardboard. Tasted at brewery.
mithe (1168) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Alcohol, dried berries, raisins, sweet, caramel, light spicy, later whisky smokiness.
Appearance: Ligth hazy amber color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, dried berries, caramel, light whisky smokiness.
Palate: Medium-full body. Sticky texture. Long, light warm finish.
Overall: Very good, complex.
kevinator (1478) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sipping beer. Hints of sweet malt and oak. Pretty copper color with a thin head. Smooth character with some heft. Flavors matched the aromas with a slight burnt flavor at the finish. A little boozy.
Knilas (25) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice pour! Great flavor, although I thought it could be a lil more balanced. Looks awesome in the glass, and held up well to the cigar I was smoking that evening. That?s a plus for me!
B23hopkins (5) - Owensville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, great choice for a late night drink. A must beer to try after a bad day at work!
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown reddish appearance, medium head. Strong malty and barley aroma, rich taste, smooth with alcohol well hidden. Very rounded and enjoyable.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle, poured into an oversized wine glass at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear ruddy amber, and forms almost no head. What does form vanishes completely in short order, in a puff of fizzing.
Smell: The aroma is subtle, barely there, likely due to the wide-mouth glass. It is mild caramel and sweetness, with very soft hints of oak.
Taste: And alas, my hop sensitivity strikes. This has an earthy, ashy bitterness to it which becomes virtually all I can taste. I can faintly, oh so very faintly, make out wispy ghosts of sweet caramel beneath the dirty ashes, but thatís it.
Mouthfeel: Acrid and harsh are the only things I can describe this as, like most beers that trip my hop sensitivity trigger.
Overall: This is a beer Iíd cite as an example of where "old ale" and "English barleywine" are not necessarily synonyms - Iíve run into fewer English barleywines that I can barely drink than old ales. This may very well be a tasty beer, but itís one I canít enjoy.
tandembrauer (682) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel. Some sweetness, well balanced. Nothing special.