LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a beautiful reddish brown.
Nose has a sweet malt with cocoa, red fruits and some dark fruits that remind me of cognac.
Taste (new 2015 batch) - Smooth malty goodness with good carbonation. A tad of bitterness on the mid palate but the fruits and malts balance throughout. Finishes fairly clean with just some light malt to chew on.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zimbo (772) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Context. Without it your rates, ticks, or whatever you want to call it has no value. Comtext cannot be forced and great beers cannot be properly assessed or enjoyed in a night of assembly line ticking where speed and
quantity are all that matter.
North Coast Old Stock Ale is case in point. Understanding it requires time. And focus.It sparkles and has the most gorgeous reddy brown colour imaginable. Totally restrained and yet with great structure supporting a spirity this gloriously orangish brown beer is meant to be savoured over time. Old school and proud of it, this beer is the perfect antiethis for everything which is wrong with the modern craft beer scene.
Lowenbrau (2713) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 07-04-2015.
BBD: Dec 2015. Vintage 2015 (if this makes any sense...)
In short: malty ale.
Pours hazy copper with little off white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Ripe fruit, caramel and some solvent like aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, sweet, caramel, fruity, but some off ones, a bit dry and little harsh.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 vintage on tap: Pours honey gold with thin creamy head. Aroma is malt with some fermented fruit. Taste is sweet and covers the alcohol well but not overbearing. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth for a >10 abv beer... unbelievable.
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours murky amber with a thin disappearing head. Body is full with low carbonation. Aroma is intense. Boozyness is very evident but is slightly masked by sweet burnt sugar, toffee, nuts and dark fruits. Taste is just as complex and amazing as the aroma. A sugary sweetness begins the palate which then develops into port. The finish is slightly bitter with a very warming hit of booze at the end of the palate with flavours of dried nuts, sultanas and apricots remaining as an after taste. Great beer
Banksiz (60) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle, 11.5%. Cherry-port nose giving way to a caramel chocolate. Sweetish, slightly raisiny, heavy velvety body. Just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness and body. Great strong ale.
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 Bottle - 11.9%. Pours brown/dark amber with a slightly off white head. aroma is light caramel, some sticky pudding, dark figgy fruit. Medium body, lightish carbonation. There’s mostly sweet stuff - caramel, light burnt sugar, light treacle, dark raisiny, figgy fruits, rum, coke, booze... Its fine, the booze is a bit harsh but there’s some nice rich flavours too.
GRM (3375) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, 2007 vintage, savoured on March 10 2015; eye: mahogany, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: toffee, malt, slight hops, slight Madeira, fig, light molasses; mouth: toffee, malt, slight hops, slight Madeira, dig, light molasses, finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium-full body, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, millésime 2007, savourée le 10 mars 2015; œil : acajou, trouble, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : toffee, malt, très léger houblon, très léger madère, figue, léger mélasse; bouche : toffee, malt, très léger houblon, très léger madère, figue, léger mélasse, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : bien
Lubiere (11379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2002 vintage : A dark brown ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel with dark dried fruits, maderized, light licorice, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of honey, surranated hops, licorice, molasses, maple syrup, alcohol warmth, oily mouth feel, interesting but a bit tired. Bottle from GRM, merci Sylvain.
SarkyNorthener (3170) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from stirchley wines. Copper beer with residual head. Aroma of malts and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet syrup, malts and caramel with a hint of spice. Good.