SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to joey, both times .. . great head, murky brown .. . wood and fresh cut rare tree aroma .. wow, sweet and amazing.. wood in the mouth to, but balanced! .. . one of the finest beers around!!!
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy red amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, citrus, toast, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of more wood, vanilla, dry tannins, citrus fruit, melon, and a yeasty, somewhat alcoholic finish.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during Deliriumfest’s Graduation tasting in Maplewood, MN and shared by Deliriumfest. From a 750ml bottle (#1585) pours a semi-hazy brownish amber colored brew with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin film top. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of fruit, vanilla, some roasted nuts and spice. Taste is full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of semi-tart fruit, caramel malt, some oak/vanilla character, a hint of roasted nuts and butter. Finish is semi-sweet with a short lived vanilla and caramel aftertaste.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hazed cherry color with light white head and lace. Aroma of sour malt and light apples. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavor. A medium/light bodied beer. Very nice.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by boltz7555 at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Sweet caramel candy, herbal and oak
Taste: Caramel, ripe fruits, woody and oak
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 shared by JCB! Pours a mostly clear amber with a woody hint- and a nice foamy head. Aroma is very woody, but still enjoyable for the most part- intense vanilla, oak with grassy green herbal notes, leather, earth, toasted nuts, caramel and toasted malts- spritzy sharp green alcohol hints too as it warms. Flavor is caramel and buttery malts, tons of sweet oak- vanilla, toast, light char, buttery oak, dry toasted malts, more nuts, fruity esters, and a dry woody finish- and hints of tannic astringency in the back of the throat. Nice.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation hazy brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt and funky. . The mild flavor contained notes of wood and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is big malt, some light brandy, some oxidation, wood, brown sugar, and light vanilla. Flavor astounds for an older BA beer, it’s still maintained a fair amount of goodness: big malt, some fruit, some oak, some vanilla, and hints of brown sugar. Medium in body and still very nice.
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the UFC 100 gathering, sorry I forgot who broght this one but I’m thninking RIch or his buddy. First let me say I love me some Old Ales, what a great style. Poured a murky brown with a great full creamy tan head. Aroma is awesome and comlex as an Old Ale should be with notes of wood, coconut, cherry, vanilla, toast and slight alcohol. Body on this one was creamy with slight alcohol warming and softer carbonation, nice. Flavor had lots of sherry notes, wood, and alcohol. This was some really nice stuff.
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks JCB for sharing. Pours a copper ruby with a one finger offwhite head. The nose is very oaky, almost bourbon character, tannic, spicy/vanillins, warm alcohol, strong/pungent aroma. The flavor is spicy, warming, mildly bourbony, oaky, nice sharp vanillins, alcohol. Tannic spicy mouthfeel with a warming finish.