raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly chilled:Kasteel glass. Great looking dark orange/brown liquid. Small creamy,head. Very slow rising bubbles and nice,lacing. Overall earthy aroma. Caramel based aroma with wood,soil,light hops and tasteful alcohol. Texture is very soft,almost light,though this is a thick beer. Upfront caramel,wood,fruit,and soil. Before the finish is more wood,caramel,and a little alcohol on the sides of the mouth. Finish is long with light earthy hop,with strong caramel,wood,toast,and light alcohol. After opening up a bit,becomes a very well put together,mellow, but flavorful and interesting shot at the old ale style. Very Respectable
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sweet caramel, light molasses. Taste is caramel with light oak...gets a little wimpy on the end but overall delightful.
trapped (2071) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with large foamy light beige head, oak aroma with a bit of caramel, medium carbonation, woodsy caramel taste, lightly sweet with alcohol undertones, thickish smooth body, long bitter woodsy finish with alcohol aftertaste. Strong and interesting.
GarageBrewer80 (288) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Klar, gyllene brun med smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt doft av pumpa och ekfat. Söt och kraftfull kropp. Smak av smörkola, ekfat, pumpa, torkade frukt, peppar och alkohol. Fatig, jordig och torr avslutning.
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy, brown, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.8%ABV. Old Ale.
Poured out clear mahogany. 25ºSRM.
Nose has molasses and brown sugar aromas. There are nice strong dried date aromas as well. The tang of alcohol gives this a nose like a nice scotch ale but with less smokiness. You also get some sweet maraschino cherry aroma.
Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate has strong honey and treacle flavor notes. There is banana but also a very nice rich creamy bread pudding-like flavor which makes this overall like having a very moist and alcoholic banana bread. There are rum-like flavors as well. The finish is alcoholic with a nectary, raw brown sugar like base but with some nice spiciness which is accentuated by the curmudgeonly alcoholic burn: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and maybe even some five spice. There is also this cloud of creamy aromas and flavors with vanilla bean, creme fraiche, and sweet cream.
Overall, a wonderfully belligerent tipple. So very very craftily put together with layers of complexity all on a bed of barely concealed aggression.
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Kurtos (172) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich Bronze
Aroma. Dark Fruits, oak and syrup.
Taste. Very Rich and indulgent, Molasses, Dark Fruits, Oats, oak, with a spicy bitterness throughout and just a touch of whiskey.
Overall. Quite a complex, satisfying and indulgent beer
ogre71 (274) - Utah, USA - JUN 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This barrel aged beer has lots of strong oak flavor almost over powering not for me.
MarcoDL (3792) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper color. Aroma of malt, sweet molasse, raisiny ripe fruit and cinnamon. Sweet malty taste of soft ripe fruit, oak, malt, raisin, syrup and some bitters in the finish. Very smooth and elegant.
andrewje41 (2619) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at the Willard’s Tap House. Nice to run into this beer while down here. 2014 vintage. Oily copper pour with an active fizz head. Mild sweet malt aroma. Flavor is complex, bready malt, bold caramel, sweet cream. Caramel heavy finish. Fresh feel to an old beer. Excellent stuff.
Hoprider (367) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Nose is english old ale with light raisins, nutty, slight caramel and bready aroma and maybe a slight soft vanilla spice to soften things up. The taste is fairly light with mostly caramel, light dark fruit and again a dry nutty pressence. Finishes malty, well rounded and with a sweet bready aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with fairly soft carbonation.