Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber with a light head. Has a nice malt backbone with hint of caramel and other flavors. Has been awarded at GABF and other competions.
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Cheers olio. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a small head. Aroma of nuts, bread and caramel sweetness. Flavour is very malty and nutty with sweetness, some mild chocolate notes. Light bodied and a bit thin mouthfeel. Very malty stuff indeed.
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear mahogany color with a head. Very nutty and malty aroma, some caramel and ripe fruits too. Even more nuts on the flavor, lots of bread smooth and creamy malty palate, faint chocolate and coffee also. Very easy to drink, and very bready, maybe slightly too sweet for my taste.
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th July 2014
Hazy red - amber beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light with a mild minerally crispness. Smooth malts, little dry cream, touches of dark toffee and molasses. Very mild dried fruits before the semi dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Tasty enough malt dominant number.
gunnar (5262) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy off white head. Aroma is malty, nutty and caramel. Taste is moderate sweet malty, earthy caramel and nutty malts, light dry finish, not bad.
kaser (2643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the Island Pale Ale. Super bitter. Massive bread and malts. Pretty good. Had this on draft at island brewing taproom.
bytemesis (3100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with a small tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is molasses, caramel, light spices. Aroma is about the same, medium sweet, minimal bitterness, some zesty astringence. Medium body. Not bad, but not a lot going on
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not a big Old Ale fan because most tend to be quite sweet. This on the other hand was just a tad sweet with a nice dry finish. Got some caramel and dark fruits in this brew.
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color with a khaki head. Opens up with bread, toffee, and toasted malt. A little bit of caramel in there as well. Mild floral and earthy hop aromas, a touch of metal to it, too. The flavor is quite sweet. Toast, caramel, toffee, and an overripe fruit note. A bit of tart prune juice, a tinge of metal on the finish. Very light hops.
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. GABF Silver Medal Winner 2002 and Gold Award at LA County Fair 2003, seems like it has a little pedigree. Pours a deep copper color with a light tan head that quickly disappears and collars around the glass. Malty, biscuit, nutty, caramel, and slight spice in the nose. Overall, not a bad smell but not great. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is...not that great. Slightly roasty with a perfume like note. Backbone really falls apart mid way through the game. This has an odd sweetness to it that doesn’t work for me. Lingering bitterness. Overall, meh, had once, not need to try again.