tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at the thirsty monk. very sweet and malty. dark copper color with the scent of fruit. a slow sipping beer and the warmer it got the more you could taste the overall sweetness of the malts.
zizzybalubba (1594) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Raleigh (Brier Creek location). Muddy brownish-orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of apricot, fig, brown sugar, and peach syrup. The flavors feature tangerine and peach upfront with some malty sweetness and a hint of oak on the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin considering what this is but the moderate alcohol warmth is just as expected. I would have liked a bit more sweetness to go with the general fruitiness in the flavor but overall this is a fine old ale.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, thin light tan head. Fruity malts, very slight alcohol presence, some grain character. Taste isn’t as rich as anticipated, but still a decent old ale.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque, murky brown. Minimal tan carbonation. A lighter, leaner version of something like Hardys or JW Lees. Great aged malt and old wood elements, cookie, toffee, cocoa, and graham cracker notes. Subtle earthy bitterness. Medium/full body, balanced, not cloying at all. Easy to drink considering the style and ABV. I dig it.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1 - Pours clear amber with a small tan head...aroma is grainy malt, light vanilla and light spice...flavour is similar, candy corn?, burnt sugar bitterness and sweet gritty grain...pretty tasty stuff...
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to SincereNC, I always enjoy a good old ale or barleywine. This was definitely an old ale and the abv made it very easy to drink. Ruby color, smells fruity and tastes liek old ale should. Not quite thick enough for my taste as I prefer something like Old Stock but this was easy to kill the entire bomber. Overall, not a bad old ale at all and I was glad to have tried it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-31-2010 02:47:36
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to travita. Clear ruby pour with small tan head. Aroma is raisins, plums and caramel. Flavor is caramel, raisins, bread, fig, and a hint of coffee on the back end.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown color with very minimal head that collars around the glass. The aroma is very slightly sweet with some hints of spice. Nothing to special. The taste is pretty sweet up front with some fruit type flavors and an ending of bitterness. Slightly boozy. Not sure about his one. Caramel types as well. Overall, a beer I am glad I tried but nothing I would go out and grab again right away. Medium mouthfeel.
jjuf1853 (1263) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish amber color with a thin beige head. Woodsy, malty aroma with a noticeable alcohol presence. Nice rich flavor with a good mixture of spices in the finish.
biznizness (1124) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Duckworth’s. Another pretty disappointing brew. Just didn’t have too much flavor for a beer this strong. I have a bottle in the fridge, I’ll try it again.