tlind2 (1506) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Deep brown color, ruby highlights, tan head. High carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is very similar to Old Ember, with pronounced bitterness. Didn’t like this one much either.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Broadstairs: Poured a very dark brown, almost black. Sweet with lots of raisin and other fruit flavours. Also slight sourness as you’d expect in an old ale. Could do with a little more body but rather good nonetheless.
CH-303 (1879) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown. Little bit of head. Shortlived.
Aroma: Malty. Fruity. Berries/Raisins.
Taste: Nice malt. Vinous fruit. Burnt.
Info: 500ml bottle, 25/6-2006, 129/300, 70/500
omhper (22631) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown, creamy head. Aroma of apples and molasses. Sweet and fruity with medium body. It’s sloppy and empty with some edgy metal and not nmuvh else. Poor.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle. Nice dark brown color with thick head. Aroma includes roasted and sweet malts. Taste is very malty and reminds me of plums.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks omhper! Pours out in a clear reddish brown colour with a low creamy tan-coloured foam. Inviting deep malty aroma of raisins, figs, salt and tobacco. Medium-bodied with notes of crackers, prunes, fudge, sweet licorice and nuts. Smooth mouthfeel. Salt, prunes, raisins and soily hops in a well-balanced finish.
KungFoo (7) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Creamy light brown head. Dark, almost oblique red color. aroma is sweet, raisins, coffee, roasted malts. In the flavours, first hits smooth roasted malts and raisins, end is bitter.
TET (2440) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Highgate Old Ale is very dark brown beer with medium beige head. In the aroma there is something weird, familiar things are sweetness and slightly roastines. Flavour is slightly roasted, and sour and it changes quite dry in the end. Quite nice to drink: carbonation is nice balanced and instead of quite low alcohol level body is still strong enough. Highgate Old Ale’s aroma and flavour is different but I don’t get it what is the final aim for this beer.
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a dark ruby-brown colour under a dark beige head; solid biscuity maltiness with notes of nuts and plums; medium-bodied, sweet with a touch of sourness; toasty; long malty, slightly nutty aftertaste - good and subtle
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2010 500ml bottle. Creamy light brown head. Dark, almost oblique red color. aroma is sweet, raisins, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and banana. Palate is smooth. In the flavours, first hits mellow roasted malts and raisins, end is bitter.