mbutler91c (19) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great Christmas Ale; a very pleasing nose with hints if spice and vanilla. It pours dark with a nice creamy head. The taste is a bit unique with almost a sour start leading to a full mouth experience. This is not a beer for the new craft beer virgin, but it is a beer they will grow to love.
jgb9348 (5460) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a violet and deep ruby body with a single centimetre tall rich brown head that fades very fast. Aroma of sour cherries, grapes, oak, vanilla, yeast, roasted malt, oatmeal and a dose of caramel as well - very interesting and just the smell at least is super complex. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong rich malt flavour with oak, bourbon, wine and cherries all noticeable up front. Aftertaste shows the musty and slight mushroomy notes of an old ale along with some pleasant caramelised sugars, a little fruit and cherry sourness and of course some of the oak and dry barrel notes that come through at the very end. Overall, a very nice and complex beer with much less body and pungency than expected, but made up in complexity and uniqueness. Definitely worth trying if you can get this, and probably just acceptable to drink at this age, aging it would make it even thinner bodied, but the complexities may increase with this yeast strain. I sampled this 50 cL wax-topped bottle purchased from The Proper Pour @ The Source in Denver, Colorado on 07-June-2014 for US$10,00 sampled at home in Washington after the Blizzard of 2016 on 25-January-2016.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head. The aroma is strong raisin, caramel, booze. Medium mouth, strong dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, funk and boozy finish, good.
hopscotch (10528) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Good retention. The aroma is an assortment of white oak, white wine, rich malts and toasted coconut. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The delicious malty goodness here takes a back seat to equally delicious oaken, fruity tartness. Fruity, tangy, toasty finish. Bottle generously provided by biggsbowler!
douglas88 (8011) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Massive gusher, dangerous one. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium white head after it relaxes. A big sweet fruity nose. Maybe slightly sour, toffee, oak, rich cocoa. Interesting. Deep cherry and chocolates. Solid.
RichTheVillan (5983) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; hazy dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, spicy aroma, taste has spice dark fruits, not much carbs, some cinnamon.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bolttlede, dark brown pour with some tight foam, aroma is oak and dark fruit, flavor is dark fruit, molasses, malty, good finish
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
Marheb (4329) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bouteille chez El Bait Shop: Des épices, des tannins, des petits fruits pales provenant des malts et de la fermentation. Belle chaleur d’alcool, belle complexité des sucres mais un peu difficile à terminer.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle, huge thanks to Brett for sharing! Lightly thin plum colored pour, small fizzy off-white head. Nose and flavor are quite pleasant and definitively old ale, with leather, tobacco, plum, hints of warming spice, and molasses. Light tartness, medium body. A solid US interpretation; good, and true.
alexsdad06 (8230) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small, fizzy, disappearing beige head. The aroma has oak, some sweetness, and a hint of tart fruit, caramel and some spices. The flavor has caramel, tootsie rolls, spices, figs and dates, some chocolate,and a big oak character, doesn’t do the best job hiding the abv, in fact it is a little boozy, still I think it is an interesting enough beer.