Tomy63 (136) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur ambre clair, reflets oranges. Nez sur le sirop, le sucre, la marmelade d’orange, appelle une bière épaisse et un peu acidulée. La bouche est sur le caramel, très confite et sucrée, beaucoup d’orange, un côté aigre-doux, un peu d’acidité. Texture épaisse, sirupeuse même. Un peu d’amertume en fin de bouche. L’alcool ne se sent pas. Finale assez longue, un peu amère, aigre, toujours de la marmelade d’orange, un peu d’épices. Mais ça devient vite écoeurant, trop de sucre
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown, slight red haze with almost no head. Smell was of bourbon. Kool-aid powder grape. Rich fruits. Tasted of alcohol. Malty. Cherry cough syrup.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown glass twist-top. No date.
Appearance: Tawny orange/brown. No head to speak of, and somewhat cloudy (no sediment though).
Nose: Sweet raisin bread, apricots, toasted cashews, deep caramel, milk chocolate, dried figs.
Palate: Medium- to full-bodied with loads of sugar up front. Dried fruits (figs, raisons, prunes) mingle with a layer of light milk chocolate (low cocoa %), and some flavors that remind me of tawny/colheita ports and malmsey madeiras. Rich and somewhat thick, there is a moderate edge from the hop bitterness.
Notes: A well made Old Ale, will improve over short-term ageing, but I don’t think it’s made to go for more than 3 years with improvement. I would like to see more hop character for longer ageing. The hops show themselves and try to contain the HUGE sweetness, but it’s just bursting at the brim with sugar. A little more contained than the Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog, though.
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Founders. I love founders so its fitting that this is my 100 beer rating. Pours a dark orange color, almost brown. Aroma is very good I smell the alcohol, some barley, and some fruit hints. Taste sweet yet spicy. I’m feeling the alcohol in this one. It is very good.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is alcohol and fruit. moderately cloudy appearance with stuff floating around. deceptively smooth.
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy red with no head. Aroma of oak, hops, whiskey, brown sugar. Flavor of whiskey barrles, brown sugar and molasses, hint of hops and alcohol. Crisp, complex, tasty, and all-around satisfying. This is a monster, but a balanced monster.
RyanK (131) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours a red amber, cloudy with a white lacing, no head; that fizzes out pretty soon after pouring. Smells of dark fruits and alcohol, most particularly figs, whiskey and cherry. Im sure this is good for a whiskey barrel aged ale it is pretty smooth and balances well with the malt. I’m never a fan of dark fruit with high alcoholic beers. Combined with the whiskey it taste’s like I’m drinking something quite strong though the taste isn’t overly strong and their is no burn. Finishes a tad bitter with dry taste of figs.
marv3mania (127) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. This is a dark copper beer with essentially no head. The aroma is incredibly rich with caramel malts and a slight toffee scent. The taste is similar to the nose, with an earthy quality to it. It doesn’t taste as strong as I expected, and there’s a unique sweetness to it. It also feels lighter than I thought it would. Overall, I approve.
drewaha (127) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a Duvel glass. Very limited hear. Hops were very evident but not overpowering. Not bad, but nothing writing more about. Perhaps after paying $14 for a 4-pack I was expecting something a little more special.
Michbeerlover (124) - - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brownish orange. Little or no head. Sweet malty aroma of fig, dark fruit. Taste of sweet malt, some dark cherry and corn syrup? Mouthfeel is thick and heavy. Probably from the molasses. Mouthfeel is similar to a heavy stout, like Ten Fidy. Kind of sticky, sugary. No hint of alcohol, even at almost 10%. Super smooth, easy drinking. If you are looking for a sweet, thick malt bomb, then this is your brew.
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