wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malts, vanilla, and chocolate. Full bodied and balanced. Very smooth. Perfect for a winter night! Nice!
tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boozy, sweet carmel toffee, some oak whisky and maybe a bit of butterscotch diactyl? Not sure itís a bad thing in this instance, but threw me. Not sure what to make of this beer, but itís most similar to a barleywine. Thatís all I can think of to compare it. Not much head, very little body, but a sticky feel on the tongue. Interesting, but might not buy again. Iíd like to rate it higher, Iím just thrown by this. Very unique, and good in its own right. My impression of it I think is higher than my rating.
BVery (6196) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP: red/amber pour, nose of caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt, wood, and port. Tasty.
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red/amber with small to non existant head. Caramel, toffee, sweet heavy malt, bread, honey, and a hint of vanilla. Good beer, lots of malt.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a small off-white head that leaves a ring of lacings.
The smell is malty (caramel and fudge) with notes of ripe fruit (grapes, strawberries?) vanilla and spices. Itís a rather rich smell. Itís good, but something seems off, like itís going downhill or something.
A malt-forward taste with pleasant flavors of caramel and toffee. Lots of fruity notes. The taste is sweet but balancing spicy notes level the sweetness. Hereís also an interesting note of vanilla. The finish has some nice bitterness to it and notes of wood and malts.
Medium body with a rather creamy and slick texture.
A decent beer. But Old ales raise my expectations and this one didnít really meet them. There are far better examples of the style.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph.
Pours deep brownish red with a slight haze to it. Fine, staying, creamy, off-white head. Super lacings. Aroma has fat caramel, port, raisins, light vinious, chocolate and a bit of fruity hops. Low to medium carbonation, lovely oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, port, oak, roasted, light chocolate, caramel. Fairly vinious. Lovely hoppy finish with some raisins and a touch of dark chocolate. Good beer.
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out an opaque clear reddish brown with very little head. Smell is sweet and of alcohol. Taste does not disappoint. Very sweet and smooth, easily drinkable and very good.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Palate is thick. Aromas have raisins, pine, port.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby red color, grainy, with very little to no head. The nose recalls caramel malt, molasses, light dried fruit, and just a touch of alcohol. The palate is warm and inviting, slick and smooth. The taste is mostly sweet, with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. This beer increases in enjoyment as it warms. A true sipper.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a tan head. Aroma is burnt caramel, prune, apricot, toast, some alcohol, and a little bit of spice. Flavor is caramel, apricot, toast, prune, alcohol, and a bitter spicy finish.