EdKing (2374) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2015 from the Great British Beer festival 2015. Third beer from this brewery and each one has been magnificent. This is listed as an old ale, but itís profile feels more towards a barley wine. Colour is murky, rich reddish orange. Deep rusty with off white beige head which dissipates to nothing. Nose is sublime. Big fruity, particularly dried apricot, stewed plum, prune, pear, barley sugar, ripe fruit. What a joy to have a big American ale which is not cloying with pine and citrous fruit. Taste is ripe fruit, prune, plums, apricot, slight citrous bitterness, tangy fruit, raisins and sultanas, fruit bready. Deep, rich fruity beer. Stunning. Congratulations to the brewers. This is excellence.
Evolutionary (469) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from andersons. 2015 vintage. Nose is malt and dark fruit. Body follows and is smooth with mild alcohol bite. Flowery and dark sugars like molasses mix in for a good balance. Look forward to Trying these one a year.
chinchill (4200) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz 2015 bottle allowed to warm for about 25 minutes then served in a Porter Bar goblet.
Aroma: complex mix of various dark dried fruits, fruitcake, and hints of toffee.
Flavor: similar to the aroma; good complexity and balance. Sweet for style, leaning a bit towards a barleywine.
Feel: full and smooth but with more alcohol heat than optimal. Light but appropriate carbonation.
Overall: excellent; clearly I ought to get more and age it a while.
colui72 (634) - HONG KONG - APR 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016 vintage (11.8%)
It pours dark amber/brown with a thin yellowish head. Aroma is lot of malts and some ripe berries. Taste is of a classic English strong ale, very malty, sweet, bready and boozy, no hops. Full bodied, low carbonation, A slow sipper, nearly a barley wine. Excellent.
Christpuncher (2731) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
2011 vintage that i got as a throw in on a trade. aroma is grape and wine. flavor is really smooth, some grapes and malty sweetness. no bite for a 12% ABV beer. nice pickup on a trade. pours reddish orange witha a thick tan head. had out of a 12 oz bottle
Percy0103 (613) - MEXICO - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3oz sample at Cervefest 2016. Mahogany with a small white head. Aroma is of nuts, caramel, firewood and alcohol. taste is bitter with a somewhat bittersweet finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency.
Sdaniel90 (894) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3oz sample at Cervestfest 2016, 2015 edition. Clear maple/copper with a minimal head. Sweet malty and fruity aromas with hints of toffee and alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderately sweet and intensely bitter, with a deep malt character into a stinging fruity and alcohol finish. Heavy, complex and very pleasant.
PotjeBier (2651) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had 2002 (bottle) and 2006 (keg) before in a distant past. This is for the 2015 bottled version. Clear copper to brown color. Off white, quickly receding. Aromaís of berries, sweet, fruit soda. Retronasal itís sweet berries, toffee, fruit candies. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet. Strong alcohol feel. Rather full bodied. Long finish with no new flavors. I remember this as having a bit more depth, but it might be my memory is playing tricks.
ebone1988 (1307) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel, toffee, malt, booze, very nice. Appearance is brown, tan head, poured beautifully. Taste is caramel, toffee, slight booze, very malt, sweet but not overly so. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly watery, caramel aftertaste, light carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty tasty old ale.
eljebi (68) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un vino de cebada tradicional y delicioso. Maltas y lķpulos britŠnicos que combinan notas a caramelo, cereales, frutos rojos y frutas maduras con un final sutilmente amargo y con presencia de notas licorosas desde el principio del trago.