davey101 (562) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had a pint of this last year and found it to be decent enough. However now that itís sold in 2 packs of 12 oz bottles instead of the big swing tops I decided to give it a proper try. Poured into a pint glass. Best Before 02/12/2014. Pours a murky burnt red/brown color with a half finger of khaki foam. Plenty of floaties. Decent lacing. The aroma is simply impressive. Caramel malts and cordial cherries. This is a straight up dessert aroma. Wow, this just smells amazing. Taste falls a bit flat but itís still damn tasty. Smooth caramel malts lead into bright cherry and some light spices. Finishes clean with some lingering sweetness that draws you back in for another sip. Not as daunting or peaty as most scotch ales, this really leans towards the sweeter side of things with just a faint nod of smoke. Mouth feel is a bit thin but highly drinkable. The ABV is no way nearly 12%, it feels like 6%. Overall, Olde Burnside really stepped up their game this year. This is the perfect beer to drink on Christmas. I only wish it were sold in four packs.
jkwood04 (2903) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler in a plastic cup. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, some floral hops, and spices. Flavor a nice blend of these. Average texture. A decent beer.
BeersGoodnStuf (3) - Manchester, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing brew. Dark (but not too dark) malty and sweet. Not even a hint of hops, so if you are into IPAs, you might be disappointed. I can't wait to pick up mine each winter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gorgeous 1L cobalt blue swing top bottle with red tag from Caponeís. Pours thick and turbid dark brownish rust color with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is roasty Scotch malt, some tart fruit, earthy brown sugar. Tastes rich, with a roasty caramelly scotchy malt flavor, mild fruit, nuts, and some earthy tartness, but seems somewhat discombobulated. Well hidden alcohol, with some finishing spicy notes.
beerfest5 (831) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ooooo, ya this was a little bit of a miss from ten penny. i purposefully waited to rate this one after trying it last year, just to make sure i didnt have a bad bottle, and tried it again this year and its a little better, or maybe my palate is a little more experienced, but this isnt a good version of a scotch ale. not my favorite style to begine with, way too much malty sweetness, and this tries to cover it up with alcohol, not a good mix.
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, nuts, toast, floral, citrus, butterscotch, clove, ginger, raisin, vanilla, woody, brown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish.
To hell with the haters. I await the release of this brew every year, and it never disappoints.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma has alcohol vapor and some sweetness along a weird, unidentified element. Dark brown pour with a medium offwhite head. The flavor is very unplesant, itís boozey and very sweet, almost sickening. The body is light with a liquorous texture and soft carbonation. This scotch ale is craptacular.
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a one-finger brown head that fades quickly leaving a little lace. Deep cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is like an oak barrel. Flavor is a roasted coffee, smooth finish, quite different - not as heavy - from any scotch ales I have had; the high ABV ྫ.5%- [from brewer]) is totally unnoticeable. $8.55 for a 1 liter bottle [nice split with a drinking partner] from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
For mysterious reasons this beer is not the same as Ten Penny Ale Reserve but is classified as such. My thoughts for Ten Penny - Pours a four finger cream head that fades slowly but leaves no lace. Cloudy dark brown color. Sour apple nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor fortunately much better than nose - sweet, burnt caramel, higher ABV is hidden. Clean finish. I think Iíll get one for 10-10-10 at 10% ABV it should mellow well. $8.25 for a flip top 1 pint bottle from Tullyís Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours out a transluscent burgundy colour with a short-lived tan head. Minimal lacing. The nose is not reminiscent of a scotch ale. Peanut butter and other astringent, vegatables come to mind. The flavour, I shit you not, is most similar to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, why? I donít know. Tastes like a terrible combo of too many malts and some super-stressed yeast are to blame. The body is thin and the finish is nearly non-existence. Blah.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to admit this is the first time I saw this one in the refrigerated section of a beer store so I grabbed it. Swing top bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of tan head that didnít last long. The body of the brew was a dark brown color.
Aromas of caramel malts and a slight roastedness appear in this brew. The flavor is toward the sweet side no alcohol present in this at all for an 11% brew. Some earthiness comes out as it warms in the flavors as well as the nose
It had a medium feel in the mouth with light carbonation
Not the in my tops for the style but good enough to drink again I guess