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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Old Ale brewed with molasses and aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2014
Botttle at the pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag. Poured a hazy medium brown with a reddish hue. The aroma is sweet malt resin hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich floral aniseed bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11248) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours hazy ber brown with particles and a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, vinous aspects, floral notes, licorice, vanilla and malt. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Lovely complex smooth aftertaste. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
As Better Half. Poured clear reddish brown with an off white ring. Aroma of sweet fudge, dark fruit, toasted caramel malt. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, bourbon sweetness and smoothness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Aroma of honey, syrup and dried fruit. Sweet on the tongue. Bitterness on the end. Can taste those oak barrels. Great beer. 9.8%. 2.7std drinks. From US. 355ml ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to OKBeerFan! Pours hazy hazel brown, small beige head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, very rich. Flavor is medium plus sweet, light bitter, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak, molasses. No real maple is left, unfortunately. A bit astringent and a bit hot, but not by any means overpowering as suggested in other reviews. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of maple syrup, malts, bourbon and vanilla. Rather sweet flavour, vanilla, malts, marmelade and syrup. Sweet vanilla finish. Interesting and nice, though I assume it would become a bit much when consuming a whole bottle.
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. As Curmudgeon’s Better Half. Thanks for sharing, Trevorjk!!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Shit my rating got deleted. Not gonna go into full depth again Saved two years for special occasion. Thought was stout. Idiot for not reading bottle. Hay notes. Boozy. Good. Whisky. Not great. My wife and I got jobs in our field in the same city. Dat shiz is awesome. Hit me up in hotlanta .... We need more good beer down here. And more open minded people..... Yeah those things.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1978) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Shared by a good friend for farewell. Near clear deep caramel amber. Small off-white head. Truly Unique aroma. Wonderful, complex flavor. Smooth sweet Bourbon. Vanilla. Maple syrup. Caramel Something fruity. Perhaps a touch of dark fruits, maybe some overripe or caramelized banana. Just a hint of spiciness still there in the shadows. Slick. Light syrupy. So smooth. Only a hit of alcohol. No heat. Sweet. Lighter bodied with a lovely light richness that glides over the palate. A real treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours a nice reddish / orange color with a small wispy tan head. The aroma has bourbon, caramel, vanilla, raisins, dates, vanilla, sweetness, toffee and a very English yeast presence. It has a fairly full body with a good amount of carbonation for having a little age on it. The taste starts much heavier on the caramel malt and assertive alcohol presence than the aroma. There is some barrel, maple, vanilla and dark fruits there, but its a bit more in the back. The finish show a caramel / maple richness and has that dark fruit and earthy presence that’s a signature to traditional old ales. This is quite nice, but think I would have like it more if I’d opened it sooner.

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