charule (957) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from taproom. Poured hazy dark brown purplish with min head. Aroma of vanilla dark fruits bourbon. Light carb med bod. Balanced taste of bourbon that works well with base brew.
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 5k/7k/11k. Aroma of spice, heavy malt, and brandy. Pours dusty brown and sticky with a bit of lacing. Taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, brandy, booze, and heavy malt. Nice balance of spice and booze but still too big a beer for something as subtle as an old ale.
jtclockwork (7901) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 7K/5K. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of malt, caramel, toffee and grainy dark fruit. Medium bodied.
callmemickey (2481) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Caramel and booze. Booze and caramel. Medium to full bodied, mild carbonation, significant residual sweetness, lingering finish.
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a mostly clear dark copper color with a small white head. A sweet hot nose, caramel and barrel. The flavor is dry, dusty at times, sweet tawny port, some berries, oxidation, toffee, burnt caramel. Quite robust. Very nice beer.
artmcd8 (1496) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a golden brown with no head. Aromas of oak vanilla caramel and some alcohol. Tastes sweet with some alcohol burn but not too much. Lacking carbonation.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a murky lighter brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of broubon, oak, vanilla, and caramel, not much base beer. Flavor was similar, pretty much all barrel, base beer seemed watery and hollow, mainly just oak vvanilla water.
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma heavy of booze, vanilla, sweet malt. Flavor is also heavily boozy, bourbon, oak, caramel. A bit too heavy and boozy for me, definitely enjoyed in small portions.