woodduck (5) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma. Small quickly disappearing head. Deep red-amber color. Flavor is very much like sherry and oak. Moderate carbonation. Noticeable alcohol warmth.
Quintana (5) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled out of a bottle in a pint glass. Need to get a nice snifter for my barley wines/strong ales. As strong ales go, way too much alcohol in the taste. Aroma a nice hearty mix of heavy malt, raisin, spice and some fruit and a lovely dark amber color. Mouthfeel and taste too much like a smooth bourbon that brings this score way down (it is still beer after all...). Really looking forward to this one and a bit let down by the harsh flavor of overpowering alcohol that dominated what cold have been a sublte boquet of goodness.
Fishhead93 (5) - USA - SEP 26, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle- A minimal head upon the pour, reddish brown to black like a fine tanned leather. Big mouthful of flavor swirling around my tongue, with caramel overtones. Malty, slightly sweet with a bang of alcohol upon swallowing. Hops come through after your mouth recovers. Very soft while in your mouth, then a bite which mellows as your mouth recovers. I have to save some of these and rate over time... Definately a beer that should age well.
delgadom (5) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
excellent tasting brew. poured nicely with good head. no after taste will try to buy this beer again.. really enjoyed it.
StuPreston (5) - Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: very subtle, lots of alcohol in that smell
Appearance: rich red color, small head
Taste: very port; strong
Palate: holds its character; malty
Overall: wonderful, strong, classy beer
ALittleYeast (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
full body, light sweetness, nice amber color, noticeable alcohol. Quite tasty overall.
dolphz (4) - Elmhurst, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2001 Bottle - I havenít done many of these but here it goes: This aged remarkabley well. I bought a bunch of these and have been opening them every year, this continues to get better. The aroma is ok a little malty and nutty, but the appearance is great, translucent caramel brown with a very thin head. The flavor is very mild and smooth with a scotch-malt warmth to it. Great lightly sweet, roasty malt feel as well. The alcohol warmth is there, but not at all overpowering. As the beer warms the caramel flavor really jumps out at you. Outstanding!
Cozytoesflava (3) - milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is a true gem. With a small head, this beer offers a robust flavor and aroma. The sexy complexion and body rivals that of Jessica Alba, with not much to see through.
intriqken (3) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Vintage -13.25%ABV (I understand they will be releasing another 2006 Vintage later in the year at around 11 - 11.5
Pours a very dark reddish amber with almost no head after an agressive pour.
Head disappears very quickly to ....nothing.
Aroma is extremely subdued....almost non-existent. Slight medicinal alcohol and slight scent of dark fruits like raisens and prunes. As it warms more to room temperature both the brown sugar and alcohol scents become much more prominent.
Taste is not at all as subdued as the aroma. Rich brown sugar, caramel, raisins, prunes, other assorted dark candied fruits. Definate alcohol aftertaste begins creeping in right after the brown sugar slides over your tongue and then fills the back of your throat on the way down. As it warms to room temperature, alcohol taste begins to overpower the rest of the flavors on the palette. Let ut warm some more and itís mostly burnt carmel with alcohol.
Most definately VERY warming for a long time between sips.
Mouthfeel is rich, thick, and creamy.
I really wasnít prepared to like this brew at all. I generally want Old Stock to age at least a year...two is even better...before I can enjoy drinking it. Itís much too unbalanced and raw for me otherwise. This one is 13.25% abv and brand new and I honestly like it a lot. This sips like an excellent aged brandy.
This one is an excellent end to the evening.
I definately have to save some for cellaring but it will be hard to do.
Old Stock Ale 2006 @ 13.25% ABV tastes wonderfully decadent already.
But this one will definately kick your ass big time.
phylomatic (3) - Trussville, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2011 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is my first "Old Ale" style.
A: Head-What was there goes away fast. Color-Looks like well preserved antique cherry furniture.
S: Sweet, real sweet, like your first girlfriend. Caramello is JEALOUS! I sense a little spicey but I wouldnít call it sassy.
T: I donít taste two scoops of raisens, but maybe store-brand dosage. Not a lot of bite from the alcohol. A tad bitter, not like your mother in law but possibly your friendís.
MF: Medium of the road on all accounts. Kind of slid down like an upside-down go-kart.
Overall: Iíve had this style before Iím pretty sure, but I donít remember when since I donít review EVERY beer I drink. I donít find it overly complicated, but Iím new to this style. I like it for sure, however its just too new to make a strong statement about it.
Serving type: bottle