Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this. This beer is very strange. Comes across as an oily IPA, but is apparently imbued with what is undeniably treacle. The oiliness is a new dimension to me. This is definitely an American interpretation of the style, not what I would consider in the style, but good. Unique and worthy of drinking, but not what you’re looking for if you want a good, traditional old ale.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has lots of sweet caramel and dark sweet grains with a big of grass. Flavor has sweetness throughout with notes of cookie, toffee, caramel and grains.
Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 2012: Fruity aroma. Pours a rich clear copper with no head and minimal lacing. The taste is slightly sweet with a bitterness that grows into the finish. Fruit, bread, with hints of nuts, and some alcohol warmth in the end. Medium body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is soft. Overall, a savory beer. I hope to get another bottle when the weather is cooler.
vandint (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 bottle from HEB. Smell is sweet, taste is bitter. I love old ales, but this isn’t what I’ve come to expect. It might be a bit better if the sweetness has time to age more (maybe?). It’s not bad, but I don’t really like it.
Headbanger (3280) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle 7/25/12 (Whole Foods-Austin)-Pours a goldenish amber with a nice one finger off white head. Aroma of hops, malt, toffee, and dark fruit. Taste of the same with more sweetness and caramel. This medium to frull bodied brew is not bad. Pretty tasty.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle - 2011 vintage.
Clear amber body with some beige head. Big time caramel aroma with some earthy hops. Lots of earth in the flavor as well with caramel and bready malts.
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not great. Light for an old ale.... Well it was light compared to a lot of the old ales that I have had lately. Nutty, toffee, caramel. Popcorn. A bit hollow in the mid palate. Interesting but not that good.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber 2011 vintage thanks to Dixonian) Clearish medium amber, lasting creamy fine offwhite head. Nose of rich caramel when coaxed, earth, honey, nice. Taste of earth, bit like dirt, caramel, toasty almost burnt, medium thick and a bit syrupy.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear amber brown. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet raisins and alcohol. Flavor is sweet raisins and chocolate. Not very good.
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle) Pour is amber with a thin cream head..Nose is caramel, toffee, bready, grains..Taste is raisin, caramel, bready, toffee, spice, plum..Palate is caramel.. Alcohol is pretty well hidden here
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Pours cloudy copper gold with a small creamy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is bready malt and floral hop. Medium mouthfeel with a dry hop and caramel malt with light dry finish. A good old ale from Independence.