Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aromas of aged oak, smoked barley, and roasted brown sugar. Deep crimson brown in appearance with no foam. Fresh hop assertiveness with complex flavors of herbs, caramel, clove, barley and wood. The finish offers a bit of a creamy caramel/oat flavor with a heavy alcohol sting. Overall, it’s really well done. Fantastic complexity and heavy on the booze. I’d give this an A+ rating.
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. I have a hard time with winter-seasonals in general, this is a decent example.
Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a beautiful, ruddy brown hue with light brown head.
S- Dark fruits, raisin, fig, brown sugar.
T- Really solid old ale. Lots of dark fruit, pronounced brown sugar, hints of roasted malt.
M- Medium/Thick with ample carbonation.
D- A very nice example of an old ale that is extremely drinkable. Nothing crazy here but a good example of the style.
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. brown with small head. big boozy malt bomb. sweet and roasty with some hop bitterness. would be much better with the booze dialed back.
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Doesn’t hide the alcohol at all. A powerful beer all around. Strong malt and hop taste with notes of chocolate and barley blended. Overall a very good beer.
JimmyBoy74 (104) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 cl systembolaget. Svart mörk färg. Mycket Doft av choklad, kaffe och bröd. Smakar brödigt med inslag av citrus.
deaconmike (326) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 On tap at Taco Mac. Heavy malty taste. Very sweet followed by nice hop bitterness.
Weezel (104) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Aroma has changed and is picking up more coffee and chocolate notes. The sweet port aromas of the new bottle have been erased. The taste is very similar. The new bottles have a quick hit of alcohol and some port, sticky malt and grape flavors, but this has totally mellowed out and drinks very smooth. Awesome after a couple of years in the cellar.
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is red with copper tone and a thin beige head. Nose is a bit green, strong messy malt and some malt sweetness. Not overly strong nose with a hint of booze. Taste is more green, malts are a bit unorganized with sweetness battling toasted almond. Booze in the finish with a medium to full body and lots of carbonation making it feel a bit thin in The finish.
Duhast500 (374) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz.bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark maroon with a finger of foamy off-white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.
The smell is roasty and is slightly mixed with a burnt matchstick aroma with some malty sweetness that is there in the background.
The taste is also a bit roasty with some bready toasted malt flavor. There is a creamy flavor that take coats the pallet in sweet malts. There is some earthy goodness that makes this beer an interesting winter type beer.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is smooth going down but does have some interesting creamy feel to each sip.
Serving type: bottle
johnnymusky (102) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer...i liked the flavor...different but enjoyable...i don’t taste the wood flavor like some other comments...but yes to caramel and coffee...better at room temperature....a great beer to have with steak...but just a couple ....its 8.7 will get ya.