BBB63 (6204) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a nice deep amber hue with a creamy slightly off-white head and left good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of herbal and grassy noble hops(I think some EKG is in there) along with mild, crystal and slight toasted malts. Ever so slight oxidization and oaky notes along the vapours. The taste is very well balanced with a nod of bitterness to offset the sweet malt. Well rounded wood and earthiness lingers upon the palate with a dash of spice, pipe tobacco and butterscotch notes. The addition of the olde ale really adds a layer of complexity to this brew. The mouth feel is actually heavy for the genre, smooth and creamy with a quick dry tannic finish. I really liked this, above expectations and lucky that the clear bottle (damn it anyway) did not bring about any skunky character. Colour this fan of Olde Suffolk impressed! (methinks this would rock on cask!!)
zeke626 (435) - 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 (254) - 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Poured from a bottle that is almost a year out of date.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 (1608) - 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.
vinivini (511) - BELARUS - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Reddish to brown colour, well lacing head. Smells of caramel, wood, grass, herbs. Medium to full body. Well balanced bittersweet taste. Hoppy ending without exaggerated bitterness. Good & emotional.
mszzukowski (14) - Olsztyn, POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat dość słaby, karmelowy, lekko ziołowy. Barwa_ miedziana, klarowne. Piana początkowo dość gęsta, szybko rozpadająca się. W smaku mocno dominuje karmel, lekkie zioła i alkohol. Goryczka średnia. Odczucie rozgrzewające, wysycenie średnie. Ogólnie na pewno warte spróbowania i myślę że z przyjemnością wróciłbym do niego w inny chłodny wieczór.
johndoughty (4114) - 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 (4130) - 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 (775) - 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 (65) - 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!