coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours medium brown, with dark ruby tinting. Minimal head forms and quickly dissipates. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky.
Big malty sweetness. Slight buttery smell with a touch of vanilla. Somewhat bourbon or scotch like. Mild hints of dark fruits. Mild fusel alcohol.
Big malts dominate here, also. Sweet and rich. Dark bread notes. Raisins. Nice caramel notes. Alcohol presence cuts the sweetness and offers a very nice amount of balance.
Full flavored and not for the weak.
For those who like scotch ales, or just plain scotch whiskey, for that matter, this is highly recommended.
Thick, viscous and oily. This one definitely qualifies as ’chewey’. Yet still smooth.
Very low carbonation levels.
This one is a good example of why I like Old Ales so much. Also, why Founders is becoming one of my favorite breweries. So much of their line is just damn tasty.
I could drink alot of these.
craftbeersweden (365) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just LOVE this beatiful beer!
I poures hazy, dark amber/mahogny with a one finger high, beige head.
Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, syrup, fudge, biscuit, plum, molasses, oak and dried fruit. A really peasant nose!
Taste: Caramel, sweet cookies, malt, syrup, molasses, oak and plum.
Body: Full body and complex texture. Medium caarbonated. Smooth taste!
As I said - Beatiful!
Tognetta (391) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marrom turva, espuma de pouca formação, pouquíssima persistência. Aroma intenso maltado, caramelado, levemente defumado, alcoólico, uva passa. Paladar bastante próximo ao aroma, dulçor intenso, amargor de difícil percepção. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste maltado, alcoólico, dulçor persistente. Ótima para harmonizar com queijo !
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I have a problem with this type of beers. It’s sticky and bitter sweet in a bad way. Can’t notice any hops but plenty of head.
FunkyF (424) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av alkohol och karamell.
IngetSlick (73) - - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Creamy beige header.ämbetsman body. Smells hoppy, bit of citrus, salt, oak, caramel. Tastes caramel, salt, hops, byts. Sweet, salt and bitter.
Geoff55 (3) - Portland, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber slightly cloudy brown, with little head at all. Nose is not strong , however molasses, a little chocolate , malt, sugar, caramel is there . Flavor is slightly woody, but lots of molasses, caramel, toffee, a little citrus and possibly dried plum.If you have ever been inside a sugar factory it will hit you ," that’s what I can taste and smell ", Sweet and almost ashy smoky finish. Medium to heavy body. Rich and warming on a cold evening, lovely sweet flavour. watch the alcohol , it will sneak up on you . will visit this one again
nybol (95) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stor smag af modne blommer der slutter af med en anelse varme fra alkoholen. En rigtig nyde-øl.
Bierridder_S (320) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwin’s platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening
Hazy brown, lots of particles, little head. Fruity, some wood, caramel. Taste is softer than dirty bastard but mouthfeel is nicer, a bit thicker. Some wood notes, vanilla, a bit port.
minutemat (2580) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Stori Beer & Wine, Bala. Pours deep rosy mahogany. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Taste is rich and complex with an intense, warming malt that refuses to let the booziness take the reigns. Impeccable, delicious old ale.
Malin_aiisa (279) - 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.