PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany with a nice creamy head. Taste is malty with some roasts and spices. Decent hopiness that work well in this beer for me.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chestnut. Aroma has a bit of spice from the hops, grape vines, tree brances and caramel and biscuit like malt. Quite honestly, there isn’t much there in the aroma. The flavor is mild, with hints of caramel, cream corn, fruit and roast. This is ok.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head, dark red color. Light malty aroma. Taste is malty and fresh, with some mint flavors coming through towards the finish. Good, but not original.
whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful deep amber with a tint of red. Hint of coffee aroma. Somewhat bitter with noticible hop flavor. The taste of roasted coffee and spice lingered in my mouth a little longer than desired. A decent beer for my first rating.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Styles. Ceep chestnut color. Off-white head fades to ring the edge and leaves good lacing. Sharp hoppy and nutty aroma. Medium bodied. Very hoppy flavor. Decent, not really what I expect in and Old Ale.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark toast, faint coffee, fruity hops, and dark caramel in the aroma. Clear ruby color, thin beige head. Flavor matches the aroma, on the bitter side, nice balance. Full-bodied, lingering bitterness in the finish. A nice winter warmer.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty slight fruitcake aroma. Dark crimsom appearance with full tan head. Mallty coffee flavors with medium hop bitternessand some fruity peach apricot flavors toward the finish.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Light malt (almost pale lagerish) with light spice aromas. Pours a dark transparent red with a tan head with fair retention. Real light malt up front with a watery citrus hop and spice finish. Would be much better if they brought out the existing flavors a little more.
bu11zeye (12567) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of molasses, coffee, and roasted malt. Bitter finish. Flavor of roasted coffee, spices, and a hint of smoke.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark mahogany with little head that fades fast. Spicey nose with hints of sweet malt. Aroma is much stronger than the flavor. A liitle raisin with a spice finish. Smooth easy winter ale but not enough flavor.