high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium amber brown with a short tan head. It has a great malty, woody aroma and a flavor of rich malt and oak with a slightly hoppy backbone and rich finish.
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HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This was the 2006 version which has clearly been bourbon barrel aged. It pours with a copper color and a medium head. Aromas of bourbon and malts, flavors of bourbon, and caramel, somewhat sweet but not overly so. Fairly complex wiht a nice mouthfeel, excellent.
LetsGoState (803) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is small white head with hazy orange color. Aroma is sweet with some of that oak aging. Taste is spice with sweet malt with hints of the oak aging. Overall pretty good, but not great.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. The pour was a murky caramel brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 fingers) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, dark fruit (raisons & cherries), oak cask and a little above mild scent of alcohol.
The taste was malty sweet with a decent touch of caramel and toffee early on, and then progressed with a mild yeast presence, a touch of molasses, a light fruitiness, a hint of oak with a sweet alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with the malty sweetness and a slight alcohol warming left to linger on the taste buds a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and syrupy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall what is there to be said but ’This brewer does it again". This is a really good brew, with a great balance and awesome taste...
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks go out to a couple of BA’s who sent me one of these. Bottle poured into a snifter produced a finger worth of white head that settled down to a sparse lace. The color of the brew was a cloudy almost Macintosh apple red.
This brew sat in the closet for a while so I am getting some bourbon whisky like aromas coming from the glass. Some vanilla and a little barleywine note as well
The flavors are strong malts and candy sugar but the alcohol flavors keep the sweetness in check. This brew is thick and smooth in the mouth.
I was in the mood for a strong brew tonight but one is enough in one sitting. A likable Old Ale I will defiantly revisit this one
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 A: Red copper coloured with a one finger white head. N: Paprika, burnt butter, molasses, chlorine T: Liqourice, grapefruit zest, molasses O: Quite sweet and bitter. Decent.
Padron4KM (798) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle.
Medium amber, with a creamy tan head and sticky lace.
Sweet, rich, malty aroma, with caramel and toffee, a little raisin, and some mild hops. Smells like an aged barley-wine.
Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, spicy hops. ABV is well hidden.
Malin_aiisa (792) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, red color, white minimal head.
Aroma of dry apricots, some notes of honey and licorice.
Taste alcoholic, sweet, black pepper strong feel. Bitter finish.
weordie (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep ruby red with little to no head.Sweet, dark fruit aroma, stewed prunes and plums. A very smooth, sweet dark red fruit taste as well, with a hint of burgundy finish.
hohops (784) - 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.