TH28 (234) - - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, bottled 10/2/14. Appearance: Dark brown and opaque with hint of ruby. No head.
Aroma: Roasted coffee along with leather, toffee, and caramel.
Taste: Deep rich malt sweetness with flavors of caramel and molasses, raisins, chocolate, leather, and a hint of peppery spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with little carbonation. Not quite the viscosity and alcohol warmth.
Finish: a slight roastiness and dry peppery spice lingers on the tongue.
Overall: A really complex ale perfect for those cold winter nights.
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle with a bottle date Sep 17, 2014. Consumed 01/03/2015. This pours a murky brown, a little bit of light coming through at the edges, with a 1-2 finger light light tan head. Looks like muddy pond water. Aroma is caramelized sugar, toffee, butterscotch, bready. Taste is where is thing just took me back, yes there’s the toffee, but there’s bittersweet coffee, slight roasty chocolate, and this thing other thing, reminds me of walking into a cigar shop, just wet tobacco. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but it’s killer in this beer. It’s a medium beer, heavier side of medium. Old ales aren’t a great style for me, tend to be pretty one note, but this was exceptional in the style. Love that tobacco.
davidtjm (884) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BrewDog Nottingham. Pour is dark with hardly a head, aroma is caramel, coffee. Taste is malty, alcohol, sweet, coffee notes towards the finish. Tasty and interesting
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush tap takeover, London. It pours a dark copper, almost brown color, with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and lightly spicy, with notes of caramel, egg, lactose, nutmeg and dried fruits. Taste is again sweet, lightly roasty and malty, lightly spicy. More notes of lactose, dark chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and nutmeg. Finish lightly bitter and warming, with some alcohol kick. Medium to full bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, nice old ale
jackafholmes (658) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at brewdog bar, Leeds. Brown ale with white head. Smells farmy and of pigs! Aromas of nice toffee and tea. Taste is bitter and a little sour. Medium carb and body. Ok stuff.
DerJontte (13) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity. Long aftertaste. A bit sour in a nice way. Not a lot of carbon. A nice evening at Mallaskukkko, Turku, Finland
kalervo (848) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pyöräkadulla 2/2015. Wonderful ale, full bodied, richly hoppied, well balanced.
andrewje41 (1251) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a dark brown color with a bubbly head. Smooth rich malt flavor with a nutty finish. A lot of flavor in this one, and it lingers forever. Subtle hops throughout, as well as some brown sugar, maple, and a little chocolate. Aroma is a ton of sweet malt. I nice warming beer here. Enjoyed this.
Scopey (8790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Sheps Bush. It pours deep red-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is rich, toasty caramel, fruit cake, raisin, wood, toffee and leather. The taste is smooth, toasty, bitter-sweet, caramel, light alcohol, leather, varnish, earth, mild spice and cocoa with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well rounded and quaffable. Very good.
androman (874) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 pint @ brewdog bar. Body is dark red brown, head is medium creamy beige average lasting excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, aroma is roasted peanuts, coffee, licorice, soy sauce. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty bitter, light alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Not too easy, excellent dessert beer.