jtclockwork (6223) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose is bready malts, plum and raisin. Taste is very bready. Lots of malt, some raisin, plum and toffee. Medium body.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #44. Cola nose. Light mahago pour. Lots of sweet caramel malt, some alcohol, and cheap cola flavors.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark mahogany colored body with a thin, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, a touch of roast, earth, and a light chocolate. Flavor is really nice. Raisins, dates, and dark fruits with a nice caramel up front. Some cocoa, a really solid earthiness, some roast, and brown sugar come in to balance very well. Some toasty bread before this dries with a light, earthy, roasty bitterness and dark fruity caramel. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a smooth and creamy, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really tasty old ale. Well balanced with a nice, fruity caramel and a very pleasant earth, roast, and hint of cocoa. Solid beer.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle #36.
Pours a deep mahogany with ruby hints around the edges and a huge creamy beige head that showed great retention and sheets of lacing.
Aroma is extremely sweet with treacle and toffee with some caramel malts and dark fruits, especially raisins and plums. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts.
The taste is less sweet with an initial fruity tartness before the sweetness of the backbone comes through with caramelized sugar and dark booze-soaked fruits. The finish is dry and bitter with some roastiness and alcohol burn.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a tad bit thin for the style with strong carbonation.
This is a solid beer and a cross between an old ale, winter warmer and barleywine. The tart bitterness of the taste detracts a bit but still tasty.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Freetail Brewpub SA(9Jan11)pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and booze with some nice dark fruit in there as well. Flavor is toffee, sweet caramel malt and a warming finish of booze and peppery spicing. Nice stuff.
deyholla (5384) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Chad! Poured a near clear dark brown with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer and laced. Aroma had a dark fruit note with some sweet grains, toffee, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Flavor started with dark fruits but was overtaken by toffee and darker grains with a bit of alcohol in the finish.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Bottle #13 courtesy of Whit. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. A little lacing and also some alcohol legs. Very interesting aroma that reminds me of a Belgian strong ale and sour cherries. Flavour is a shift from the aroma and hits you with just a touch of bitterness and roasted malt. Pretty tasty.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #40. A dark brown beer with a nice head-looks good in a tulip glass. The aroma had a slight roast almost chocolatey. The taste is alcohol, dash of roast and chocolate, funk - carpet like, bitterness towards the end. There was a lingering aftertaste that this beer gives you that is somewhat unpleasant but this beer is rough around the edges.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 31 out of 60 .. . Opened to celebrate finally breaking through the 2000 review mark.. . Pours a dark brown, with a medium strength cream head .. . lacing is average.. . ya, he’s a real lightweight .. . god, this brew is way to easy to put down, like drinking water in the sahara .. . and her hooters ain’t bad either .. . very complex, dark bread crust, chocolate, light sweet maple roast, even light rum .. . This is a great beer, but i liked the barreled version alot more.. The life of a silversmith’s apprentice was not an easy one! Aaahh!
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to jkwalking05. Pours a dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of light dark roast with a touch of chocolate and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor is same as aroma with some malt and spice. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!