zeke626 (422) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a deep orange-brown body with light-brown head. Aroma caramel malts, sugar, dried fruit, and prune. Taste is similar with a nice raisin finish. Very drinkable.
YantarCoast (62) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle that is almost a year out of date. Dark copper with a small light-brown head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, alcohol. Flavour is the same followed by a bitter aftertaste. This is a good beer.
ContemplateBeer (1534) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Nutty English malts prevail with a light toffee sweetness and a jigger of raisin liqueur. Appearance: Rich, amber/coppery color with pleasant natural carbonation; firm tan head settles into a mostly present, bubbly skin. Flavor: Nutty up front with a surprising oak touch entirely missing from the nose (my nose, at least); sweetish toffee and raisin finish things out. Palate: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Liked this more than I thought I might (didn’t expect much from the clear glass bottle, and wasn’t a big fan of Old Speckled Hen). A lovely complement to my Labor Day brunch.
johndoughty (3966) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very clear tawny appearance. Pleasant and inviting aroma upon opening.Deep slightly fruity flavour with just enough body.Impressive.
wlajwl (3825) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skunk to begin but thankfully after that a decent maltiness, relatively grainy, with some fruit kicks in. The flavor is malty with caramel and a strong nuttiness. Going with an ale in a clear bottle, was not expecting a great ale but was surprised, not the absolute best still pretty good, still needs to be in a brown bottle though.
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at parent’s house from Morrisons. dough, grass, amber, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, light body, creamy.
authenticmead (60) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mainbrew.com
Gorgeous crystal clear amber color and frothy white head.
Classic brittish Diacetyl nose with some malt, hops, and a touch of skunkiness (clear bottle)
On the palate I get botterscotch, toast, spicy hops and wood. Rich malty body, but not overly so. A touch of skunkiness (clear bottle).
A good mix of old specled hen and old suffolk!
A great beer overall and would buy again, good value! Breweries, please do not put your beer in clear or green bottles!
marcosmlima (18) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ótima aparência. Gosto forte e amargo.
twindadplus2 (591) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle from Woodman’s. Deep ruby red color with a small, firm beige head. Aroma is creamy, roasted malt with a spicy sweet note. Flavor is roasted malt and medicinal hops. A hint of semi-sweet chocolate sweetens it up at the end. Crisp, long lasting bitter finish but still smooth on the palate. A definite winner.
Roadcat (2) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely winter ale. The colour is a beautiful redish-amber which is, unfortunately, packaged in clear glass. A delicious caramel taste leads to a rich spice finish with very, very subtle notes of vanilla. Absolutely delicious!