Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Sweet caramel and molasses flavor. Hint of toffee.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich and deep. Alcohol is slightly present. Reminds me slightly of a barleywine. A pretty tasty brew from Sam Adams.
douglas88 (5482) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Bottle thanks to goldtwins. Pours out a beautiful dark copper color with a thick off-white head and some ice lacing. The aroma is powerful and nice; loads of fruity notes and just heaps of malts. Something akin to strawberries or plums. The flavor is excellent; smooth rich flavors, some heavy and sweet fruit, a massive sweetness, molasses and brown sugar, a tangy finish and some sweet burnt chocolate and caramel. A nice roasted mocha-like flavor in the finish. The alcohol is present; from the nose to the finish, but not in a bad way, it just adds to this beer’s quality. Very nice. I hope this gets produced for many years. Man, I am loving Old Ales.
sebletitje (6238) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
Pours deep brown with beige head.
Aroma and taste, thick grainy with notes of caramel malts and chocolate, add to the mix some dark fruits.
Very enjoyable and slow sipper. Props to Sam Adams for releasing it.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Acquire via trade with grandet. Huge thanks to Tony for letting this go in trade. Pours amber with thin mocha head. The aroma is malty with the addition of molasses, ripe dark grapes and mild musty earthiness. The taste has a nice maltiness mixing with rich dark fruity esters of grapes, boysenberries and prunes. Very nice bold flavors that could easily age another couple of years. Very tasty. Into the finish I get a bit of sweet silky caramel candy to go along with the other notes.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Bottle dated June 2007. Pours a generally clear dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, some phenol notes. Flavor is also malty and sweet with notes of caramel, honey, and molasses. Generally medium body with a sweet malt finish.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep brown, small tan head that quickly dissipates. Lots a bubbles threw the beer. Smells of sweetness, copper, bitter fruit, and some malt. Sweet flavor with a lingering finish. Some toastiness on top of the cough-syrup flavor.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Had this one when it first when it came out, and Im going off memory. Smelled strong, lots of hops and malts. Tasted very bitter with the hops, but lots of sweet body with the flavorful malt. Carmely and piney. Thick and grassy. Roasty and earthy. Lots of flavor and well balanced. Very good. My fav of all the longshots so far.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown pour from the 12 oz bottle. Not much head. Malty aromas with sweet caramel. More sweet malts on the flavor as well. Caramel and dark fruits. Some alcohol in the finish. Pretty tasty.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with tiny off white head. Sweet vinious aroma with caramel, dark fruits, port and malty notes. Sweet vinious flavor with prunes, plums, caramel and toasted malt. Warming alcohol in the end.