Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I guess I’m one of the few that thinks this beer really sucks. It actually sucked so bad that I’m somewhat convinced it was a bad bottle.....but then again, I did buy a 4 pack and the others weren’t any better. Whatever the reason, this beer just doesn’t sit well with me. Didn’t enjoy the aroma or the flavor at all.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours amber with a tan head. It does produce a fair amount of lacing as the head disappears. It has a brown sugar aroma mixed with caramel and spices. It has a strong taste of molasses and brown sugar, with oak flavors that compliment the flavors well.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at monks- pours hazy brown with sudsy lace and a thin head that goes to the edges. nose is spicy, sensing milk as well. butter. tastes hoppy, bitter, yet balanced. lots of fruitty rasberries, lots of butter with piney hops underpinning everything. excellent. i dont know why but it reminds me of a scotch ale.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and malty. The taste is sweet and thick with sugar. Lots of caramel and scotch ale type flavors. Decent.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic old ale. Lots of malts, Carmel, a touch of toasty flavors. Great beer.
Lothore (595) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pours a deep, amber with a 1.5 finger, eggshell head that fades fairly quickly.
S- Smell is very malty, with a deep piney hoppiness that reminds me of bigfoot.
T- Taste is very malty, caramel, with too much hop influence throughout the middle.
M- Thick with a bit too much carbonation.
D- I wasn’t too impressed by this one. Not bad but it just didn’t have that raisin and fig influence that I love in old ales.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really nice malty aroma with alcohol, caramel, and lots of chocolate chip cookie dough. smooth and sweet, heat from alcohol and some hop bitterness keep it from being cloying. thick, almost syrupy body with very low carbonation. really it’s the aroma here, really nice malt.
tandembrauer (593) - 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.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber-orange, large tan head which persists a little. Aroma malt, caramel, butterscotch, wood. Full body, some alcohol present. Flavor is sweet and malty and brown sugary but with a kind of tannic background to prevent it from being cloying. Interesting and excellent for sipping.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper/amber/brown in color with a thin off-white head. Aromas are of caramel, milk chocolate, spice…mmm. The palate was rich, concentrated, round and well-balanced with a touch of bitter hops on the finish. This was a wonderfully balanced high gravity ale that may age well but is so well-balanced now I don’t see a huge upside.